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Anne Vanschothorst is a landscape music composer, lyrical tone poet, minimal harp pioneer and multi-media artist exploring creativity in applied music, film & spoken word (poems, philosophical musings) — using 47strings and overdub to make sound sculptures ; the synthesis of frequencies, transform human emotions into a soulful language / 60x60 EK IS EIK made an unique sound-mark in modern music : offbeat and beyond the harp.          The enchantingly Beautiful World is
crossing borders via ARTfusion = the wondrous synergy between the (fantastically) weird and the unheard, unseen, unspoken, and is recognized as 'post-ECM spaciousness'.       'klip lied snaar' is the author's harPoetry debut album. The bundle and CD are noticed as 'an unique translation' by the 'Tijdskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe'.                   The mesmerizing ode to Emily Dickinson -
'That I did always love' - could be considered as feminist for being aware of the importance that women have had in this transmission process of the sensitive world.       The producer of abstract and tactile music is part of the US composer network LandscapeMusic.org, and a member of the Haagse Kunstkring in the Netherlands.

The harp and soul - creative label is active in the music and audio/visual sector | focusing on the expansion of art, the ongoing (harp) sound search in the 21st century & making global impact through an original sound mark ~ a butterfly effect ~ in a contemporary soundscape / music that turns out to be an universal expression of the human longing for the beauty of peace. How fortunate we are !            The record company was founded (2007-) as a platform for the artist's music to take flight. Since the beginning of her career, she wanted to produce her own music as a way to maintain greater artistic independence & freedom to go beyond conventions and (music) styles. This means that the label will oversee everything, from audiovisual recording to artistic direction / from concept to product and publication.          Besides creating in .wav, .mp4, .png & .pdf formats, the harp and soul - studio produces also tangible art works such as sound sculptures, (music) books, lyrical musings (essays) & CDs.  

 

For harpandsoul.com Anne received critical acclaim as an audio visual producer. Hifi.nl qualifies the intimate sound recordings as hq audio engineering. Stingray TV lists multiple video concepts. Several poetry/films are talked about and screened during conferences, lectures and exhibitions. In collaboration with Het Zuid-Afrikahuis a promo video was produced for 'klip lied snaar'. With the animated poetry 'Transparency of the Sole' by Diek Grobler - created on behalf of harPoetry, she made her entrance as film producer at the major international (poetry) film festivals. Another art fusion project in collaboration with Diek Grobler is the pin screen film 'I hav'nt told my garden yet', the animation, a poem by Emily Dickinson, is going places.                    New multi-media is in the making to be experienced on the big screen and as an installation.

Sonic landscapes (sometimes augmented with electronic effects) frequently evolve into music for ARTfusion. Audio/visual artists, film direcors, animators, (game) design studios, brands, poets, writers, painters, book illustrators, dancers, choreographers, remixers, radio makers, podcasters, scientists, researchers, universities, teachers, museums, curators (ao), signed a (non) exclusive license agreement for the use of (pre) recorded audio in their art/project with the intent to share & stage the content and express the harp and soul - sound through a platform : from online, app, event, rtv and 'in a room', to the (multi-media) production itself. / TO NAME : museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museon, Museum Jan Cunen, EYE filmmuseum, Bonn Landes Museum, Studio Drift, dutch IGLOO, Studio Joost Grootens, Ateles Films, RSP Nature, NPO, NFF, Pathe, Nederlands Poëziefilm Festival, 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, Sylvia Weve, Harriët van Reek, Joost II Sickenga, Aimée de Jongh, Willem Samuel, Diek Grobler, Antjie Krog, Diana Ferrus, Ingrid Jonker, Annie Einan, Jan Eijkelboom, Marion Bloem, Anne Vegter, KB, \  — This timeless, stilled, poetic, dreamy, inner yet edgy sonic universe is where Anne locates her practice - next to the existing harp planet and music world. / It proves that the mystical harPoetry is divination, a music movement in itself ; it indicates that her unique voice is a new chapter in music history. 

THEN AND NOW

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 landscape music 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 during the 'International Alliance for Women in Music' conference 2022.                           Marion Bloem wrote a poetic pamflet ( AV) on behalf of the exhibition of Fiona Tan @ EYE Filmmuseum (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' has become finalist and is screened during the 2022 ed. of the Haus für Poesie - Zebra Film Festival, Berlin. / 'Die Tongvis' took part @ the PoetryFilmTage, Weimar (2023), was on tour (2024) in the film theatres, initiated by the Nederlands poëziefilm festival, and is now swimming to Greece.                    The winter release 'That I Did Always Love, an ode to Emily Dickinson, for harp in a soundscape, is presented as a digi-album/CD in collab. with the Grammy Award winning record label PARMA Recordings / Harp and Soul presents: 'I havn't told my garden yet' (2024), a pin screen film by Diek Grobler; the animated poetry based on the words of Emily Dickinson, is selected @ several international Filmfestivals.           Heimwee (Jeroen van Vliet piano) is heard in 'At Europe's End', a film by experimental visual artist Sangam Sharma. Various recordings will be placed @ ATELES Films

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Pjotr van Schothorst Photography

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
.”  
– American Record Guide

Anne’s magic gives us a weird sonorous world with bizarre fauna and flora through poetic imagination.”
– Klassiek Centraal


 

 

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.
” – All About Jazz

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