Anne Vanschothorst (The Hague, NL) is a landscape music composer, minimal harp pioneer and multi-media artist exploring creativity in applied music, film & spoken word (poems, philosophical quotes) — 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 meditative 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'. 'That I did always love', an ode to Emily Dickinson, is taking flight. The producer of abstract and tactile music is part of the US composer network LandscapeMusic.org, and a member of the Haagse Kunstkring.
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 & 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 makes her entrance as a film producer at the major international film festivals. 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, 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, Aimée de Jongh, Willem Samuel, Diek Grobler, Antjie Krog, Diana Ferrus, Ingrid Jonker, Jan Eijkelboom, Marion Bloem, Anne Vegter, KB, \ — This timeless, stilled, poetic, dreamy, mystical yet edgy sonic universe is where Anne locates her practice - next to the existing harp planet and music world. / It proves that the inventive harPoetry is a style of its own, 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) =