Anne Vanschothorst (the Netherlands) is a landscape music composer, minimal harp pioneer and multi-media artist exploring creativity in applied music, film and spoken word — using 47strings and overdub to make sound sculptures ;         60x60 EK IS EIK made an unique sound-mark in modern (harp) music, it goes beyond the beaten track. / The acoustic Beautiful World album is crossing borders via ARTfusion = the wondrous synergy between the (fantastically) weird and the unheard, unseen unspoken, and recognized as 'post-ECM spaciousness'.         'klip lied snaar'  is the artist's harPoetry debut album. The bundle and CD are noticed as 'an unique translation' by the 'Tijdskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe'.      The producer of abstract and tactile music is part of the US composer network LandscapeMusic.org, and a member of the Haagse Kunstkring.

For harpandsoul.com Anne received critical acclaim as an audio visual producer. Multiple video-concepts are on the Stingray TV playlists. Several poetry/films are screened during conferences, lectures and exhibitions.           With the animated poetry 'Transparency of the Sole' - created on behalf of harPoetry, she makes her entrance as a film producer at the international film festivals, including the major ZEBRA Poetry FIlm Festival in Berlin.        

Sonic landscapes (sometimes augmented with electronic effects) often evolve into music for in-a-room, film and spoken word.   / To name :  museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museon, Museum Jan Cunen, EYE filmmuseum, Bonn Landes Museum, Studio Drift, dutch IGLOO, Ateles Films, NPO, NFF, Pathe, Kino London, Zebra Film Festival Berlin, Tropfest New York, PBS, Discovery Communications (OWN, Animal Planet, TLC, travel ao), GUCCI, Christian Thompson, Bronwyn Lace, Bell & Golfieri, Harriët van Reek, Joost II Sickenga, Willem Samuel, Diek Grobler, Antjie Krog, Ingrid Jonker, Jan Eijkelboom, Marion Bloem, Anne Vegter, \         — This timeless, stilled, poetic, dreamy, mystical yet edgy sonic universe next to the existing harp planet and music world, proves that Anne's inventive harp is a style of its own, it indicates that her unique voice is a new chapter in music history.

Many (inter)national musicians have added the written notes scores to their repertoire / you play i listen playlist \ Jeroen van Vliet piano can be heard in UTOPIA. Harpist Josh Layne also gives words and wings to Anne's compositions. The poet of the harp music has a specific dialect - as can be read in her credo - to empower her identity and affirm the character of the harp and soul - productions / to fabrik sonic art and other tactiles that come from the HARPlab. Online media platforms like 'sonic imagination' and offline landscapes are incredibly inspiring and the obvious modern formats to create and share new work.              'STILL LIFE' (sculptural video & sound installation) = Bronwyn Lace + Antjie Krog + AV // the online collaboration is offline exhibited and co-curated by artist William Kentridge & Animateur Phala Ookeditse Phala during Season 7 - 2021 at  'the centre for the less good idea'  in Johannesburg. The 'Pater Noster' harPoetry movie is talked about in the virtual listening room during the 'International Alliance for Women in Music' conference 2022.          Diek Grobler, visual artist & animator - transformed 'Transparant van die Tongvis' (written and read in Afrikaans by Antjie Krog, translated to English by Denis Hirson), into animated poetry / the 'harp and soul' film production is selected to be screened November 2022 and is finalist @ Haus für Poesie - Zebra Film Festival, Berlin            A new album (2023) is in the making in collaboration with the Grammy Award winning PARMA Recordings 

HIFI.NL

'High end audio engineering.'  9/10


ALL ABOUT JAZZ

'There is a stunning soundtrack quality to Anne Vanschothorst's music, but that should be no surprise as she has been called upon to provide such to the visual arts.'   



AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

'Many of the miniatures remind me of Erik Satie -- not that her music is in his style, but that both composers so thoroughly explore an artfully restricted sonic universe -- in which chords and single melodic lines appear in alternation and at a pace slow enough to experience them almost as if they were sounding sculptures.' 



MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN - SJAREL EX

'I saw her literally dancing through the room. I love how it goes with intervals, one sees her standing still and then she gets moving again, i really experienced that all of a sudden 'la petite danseuse' stepped out of her glass case as that happens at night in a museum when the lights go down. Now we witnessed it ourselves, how very beautiful indeed!' 
 

 

LORI LIEBERMAN  (singer/songwriter (Killing Me Softly a.o.)

'Anne Vanschothorst is such an amazing and passionate artist / she makes impressively beautiful music, just love it!' 

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TEXTURA CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW

'Extremely beautiful music!'   



GAPPLEGATE

'The sonic landscapes are a structured but dream-like realm of enchantment, a freely unfolding exotic sort of classical ambiance of mood and expressivity, a sort of post-ECM spaciousness. Her playing is authoritative, precise and expressive. Anne's best work so far.'



STUDIO DRIFT - RALPH NAUTA

"Your composition gives exactly the feeling i am looking for; melancholic and yet free."  



SONOGRAMA

'Anne's music is an antidote to the present!'



HARP COLUMN 

'Anne takes us by the hand to see all that is beautiful around us, and what a marvel it is!  9/10'   



MUSICALLY SPEAKING - MELL MINTER

'Anne Vanschothorst plays with a confident virtuosity that fully animates the extraordinary (and for me, unexpected) breadth of her instrument’s expressiveness.'   



BABYSUE 

'Anne puts more emotion into her harp than anyone we've ever heard before. The compositions on this album are smart, precise, reflective, exacting and purely beautiful.'  ★★★★★


GRAPHICINEMA​ - FERNANDO FERREIRA

'It is very striking how the music, especially in the animation by Aimée de Jongh, reinforces the emotions.' 



SCORE MAGAZINE

'Thanks to the amazingly beautiful harp music the moving pictures received extra motion.' 



TOBIAS FISCHER - TOKAFI
'Anne is really living inside music - her perspective on many of our questions has a feeling of coming from another realm, almost. A realm I would certainly love to visit myself.'



BURNING AMBULANCE

'Fascinating soundscapes — simultaneously multifaceted and thoroughly cohesive, the music is beautifully written and performed, and well worth any open-eared listener’s attention.'


ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER

'Dear Anne, i went to listen to some of your music, and once again i am pleased to notice how the harp sends a strong message, all by itself ; whatever we play, it turns out as an expression of the profound human longing for beauty of peace, aren't we fortunate?'