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Nostalgia

Boho Strings

Nostalgia

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Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917731125
Catnr: AR 011
Release date: 30 November 2018
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917731125
Catalogue number
AR 011
Release date
30 November 2018

"Really beautiful, but all very serious. In any case it makes me curious how an extremely experimental composition, old music, or perhaps a nice pop song by Boho Strings would sound. Everything is possible with such musicians!"

Luister, 08-3-2019
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About the album

On its first recording the Belgian ensemble Boho Strings showcases the versatility of composer Wim Henderickx, whose repertoire ranges from experiments in modernism to nearly silent transcendent soundscapes. Inasmuch as the works featured on this CD are revisions of earlier work – some specifically prepared for this recording – they capture the progress in a career which spans three decades. The most audible development is Henderickx’s heightened sensitivity to inspiration from the East, which lends exoticism and the occasional melancholy to a diverse but reassuringly recognizable oeuvre.

BOHO Strings Trailer
Het Belgische ensemble Boho Strings toont op zijn eerste album Nostalgia de veelzijdigheid van componist Wim Henderickx, wiens repertoire reikt van experimenten in modernisme tot bijna stille transcendente klanklandschappen. Philippe Grisar van Klassiek Centraal vindt het "mooie toegankelijke hedendaagse werken".


Eenzelfde muzieksmaak

Hoewel veel van het werk van de Belgische componist Wim Henderickx werd opgenomen, gebeurde dat niet met zijn stukken voor strijkorkest Makyo, Four Pieces en 2 Nocturnes. Toen David Ramael, artistiek directeur van Boho Strings, Wim benaderde met het idee om deze composities op te nemen, was de componist dan ook direct enthousiast. De beide musici realiseerden zich al snel dat ze een eclectische en avontuurlijke muzikale smaak delen. Dat stimuleerde Henderickx om nieuwe versies voor strijkorkest te schrijven van twee bestaande werken. Het werden In Deep Silence III, wat oorspronkelijk gecomponeerd was voor een strijkkwartet en Nostalgia, dat het titelstuk voor het album zou worden. Speciaal voor de opname werd het ensemble aangevuld met drie gerenommeerde solisten: marimba speler Lin Chin Cheng, fluitiste Valerie Debaele en klarinettist Roeland Hendrikx.

Verloop van een carrière

Aangezien de werken op dit album herziene versies zijn van eerder werk - waarvan sommige speciaal voor deze opname zijn aangepast - leggen ze het verloop vast van een carrière die drie decennia omvat. Nostalgia illustreert ten volle hoe de veranderingen in een muzikale loopbaan zich ontwikkelen. De meest hoorbare ontwikkeling is Henderickxs verhoogde gevoeligheid voor inspiratie uit het Oosten, die exotisme en zo nu en dan melancholie verleent aan een divers maar geruststellend herkenbaar oeuvre.

BOHO Strings Trailer
Das belgische Ensemble Boho Strings zeigt auf seiner ersten Aufnahme die Vielseitigkeit des Komponisten Wim Henderickx, dessen Repertoire von Experimenten der Moderne bis hin zu nahezu stillen transzendenten Klanglandschaften reicht. Da es sich bei den auf dieser CD vorgestellten Werken um Überarbeitungen früherer Werke handelt - einige davon speziell für diese Aufnahme vorbereitet -, erfassen sie den Fortschritt in einer Karriere, die sich über drei Jahrzehnte erstreckt. Die hörbarste Entwicklung ist die erhöhte Sensibilität von Henderickx für die Inspiration aus dem Osten, die einem vielfältigen, aber beruhigend erkennbaren Werk Exotik und gelegentliche Melancholie verleiht.

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Boho Strings

What does classical music contribute to the modern world? What does it mean to be a classical musician in today’s internationalised society? Is it possible to present classical music as a source for societal self-reflection?   With his new 13-player string orchestra Boho Strings, conductor David Ramael seeks to answer these questions in an open-minded and unconventional way. David Ramael was originally inspired by the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of his birthplace and hometown Borgerhout. Cognisant of the importance of dialogue in this rich melting pot of cultures and traditions, he seeks to rethink  the format of classical music concerts, inviting the listener to participate in a meaningful dialogue with the musicians - before, during and after the performance - on a wide...
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What does classical music contribute to the modern world? What does it mean to be a classical musician in today’s internationalised society? Is it possible to present classical music as a source for societal self-reflection? With his new 13-player string orchestra Boho Strings, conductor David Ramael seeks to answer these questions in an open-minded and unconventional way. David Ramael was originally inspired by the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of his birthplace and hometown Borgerhout. Cognisant of the importance of dialogue in this rich melting pot of cultures and traditions, he seeks to rethink the format of classical music concerts, inviting the listener to participate in a meaningful dialogue with the musicians - before, during and after the performance - on a wide range of social, demographic, cultural and ecological issues.

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David Ramael (conductor)

David Ramael is at the forefront of a new generation of entrepreneurial conductors, who try to give renewed relevance to classical music in today’s fragmented and internationalized society. As Artistic Director of Boho Strings, he has already achieved a remarkable track  record of creating new and unique programs, by concertizing in unconventional venues and by fully embracing the transformative qualities of music.   Prior to his role with Boho Strings, David Ramael was active for 10 years in the United States, where he led a number of high profile orchestral programs at universities in New York, as well as being Artistic Director of Gemini Youth Orchestras.   David Ramael holds advanced degrees in conducting and musicology, having studied at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, the...
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David Ramael is at the forefront of a new generation of entrepreneurial conductors, who try to give renewed relevance to classical music in today’s fragmented and internationalized society. As Artistic Director of Boho Strings, he has already achieved a remarkable track record of creating new and unique programs, by concertizing in unconventional venues and by fully embracing the transformative qualities of music.
Prior to his role with Boho Strings, David Ramael was active for 10 years in the United States, where he led a number of high profile orchestral programs at universities in New York, as well as being Artistic Director of Gemini Youth Orchestras.
David Ramael holds advanced degrees in conducting and musicology, having studied at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, the Free Brussels University, the University of Vienna and the University of Minnesota. He was grant recipient of the prestigious Belgian American Education Foundation.
Known for his genuine heartfelt musicianship, and his originality in combining a clear artistic vision with a strong interest in social issues, David Ramael is a frequent guest in all the major concert halls in Belgium, such as BOZAR, Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel and De Bijloke, and with orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Vlaamse Sinfonietta, and the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira.

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Composer(s)

Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx works as a composer, conductor, percussionist and professor of composition. His compositions are often inspired by other cultures. The Tantric Cycle is a seven-part composition series based on Oriental philosophy and Buddhism. Electronics are often an important feature in his oeuvre. Wim Henderickx has been Composer-In- Residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996. He joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as an Artist-In-Residence in 2013. He is a professor of composition at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Antwerp and is also the main coach of the annual SoundMine composition course for young composers at Musica. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S in Oslo. Henderickx was awarded both nationally and internationally for his work and in 2015 he was appointed member of the Royal...
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Wim Henderickx works as a composer, conductor, percussionist and professor of composition. His compositions are often inspired by other cultures. The Tantric Cycle is a seven-part composition series based on Oriental philosophy and Buddhism. Electronics are often an important feature in his oeuvre.

Wim Henderickx has been Composer-In- Residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996. He joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as an Artist-In-Residence in 2013.

He is a professor of composition at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Antwerp and is also the main coach of the annual SoundMine composition course for young composers at Musica.

His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S in Oslo. Henderickx was awarded both nationally and internationally for his work and in 2015 he was appointed member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts. He was also nominated for the ‘Composer of the Year’ prize in 2017 by the Norwegian Music Publisher’s Society.
He is currently working on an opera for Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Muziektheater Transparant, a clarinet concerto for Annelien Van Wauwe commissioned by the BBC and Borletti- Buitoni Trust and a new major work for HERMESensemble.


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Really beautiful, but all very serious. In any case it makes me curious how an extremely experimental composition, old music, or perhaps a nice pop song by Boho Strings would sound. Everything is possible with such musicians!
Luister, 08-3-2019

Accessible and colorful, also thanks to the great playing of Boho Strings.
De Standaard, 16-1-2019

Belgian composer Wim Henderickx knows how to let sound the string instruments, and the Boho Strings know how to well play his music on this overall interesting new release.
Pizzicato, 13-12-2018

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