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Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

… an autobiographical concert… November 2016. Lute player Sofie Vanden Eynde is afraid that her heart is going to give out. Her doctor spells out the diagnosis in capital letters: burnout. She’s a burnt-out building. Even the music is like a rope around her neck. Its as if her strings are sticky with adrenaline, playing is killing her. So she stops – for nearly a year. Today she’s taking stock. Her strings speak differently now: the silence between the notes…

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T.E.N.E.B.R.A.E.

T.E.N.E.B.R.A.E.

T.E.N.E.B.R.A.E From dark to light Jana Pieters, soprano Khaled Alhafez, sufi voice Liam Fennelly, viola da gamba Tammam Ramadan, ney Sofie Vanden Eynde, theorbo & artistic direction Bart Jacobs, organ   A little while ago, I had the honour of performing François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres, settings of the Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament. The Lamentations of Jeremiah bewail the destruction of the Jerusalem in 587 BC, and are an integral part of Tenebrae services in the Roman…

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