BLACK PENCIL's latest CD contains compositions about four landscape artworks, music about the city of Almere, the Schokland World Heritage Site and Flevoland's nature in general. With its unique story and landscape, Flevoland has inspired many composers to create new music. The result has been collected on the CD Into Space.
Into Space is released by the German label Dreyer Gaido and features compositions written for Black Pencil in 2022 by Calliope Tsoupaki, Yannis Kyriakides, Aart Strootman, Arnoud Noordegraaf, Meriç Artaç, Florian Magnus Maier, Florence Anna Maunders and Jonatan Carrasco.
© 2023 Dreyer Gaido
COME OUT, CAIONI!
BLACK PENCIL's new CD album Come out, Caioni!, released by Dreyer Gaido records (2021). Th album takes a selection from the music of the Caioni Codex as a guideline: motets by the great masters Claudio Monteverdi and Orlando di Lasso, secular songs and smashing Romanian folk dances. The choice of repertoire is based on the potential for sound variation and difference in tempo, as well as the character and popularity of the selected works.
© 2021 Dreyer Gaido
BLACK PENCIL's CD album LA VOLTA, released by Visisonor Records (2018). Featuring compositions by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, William Byrd and new works by Klaas de Vries, Roderik De Man, David Dramm and Oene van Geel.
‘Black Pencil explores the field of tension that crackles into being when combining early and contemporary music. Composers are always influenced by the music of other times, both the composers of today and those of the past, such as Dowland. The compositional link between existing and new works lies partly in the use of early forms appearing in a new sound world.
© 2018 Visisonor Records
BLACK PENCIL's CD album KAISEKI, released by GWK Records. Featuring works by Roderik de Man, Arnoud Noordegraaf, Florian Maier, Robert van Heumen, Vanessa Lann and Ayuo, a.o.
‘Composed meals’ is the key phrase for the Kaiseki project from BLACK PENCIL ensemble. Kaiseki draws inspiration from the particular features of the Japanese kaiseki cuisine and its culinary traditions: attention to detail, use of space, avoidance of repetitions, variation, symmetry and seasonal characteristics.
© 2017 GWK Records
BLACK PENCIL's CD album BUFFONI, released by VisiSonor Records. Featuring works by Roderik de Man, Guus Janssen, Nico Huijbregts, Chiel Meijering, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Unico-Wilhelm van Wassenaer a.o.The programme Buffoni draws its inspiration from characteristics of the Commedia dell’arte and the versatility of the buffoni, a group of professional artists of the 16th century performing with an emphasis on visual humour, either as soloists or as part of a bigger ensemble in a dizzying variety of setups.
© 2014 GWK Records