BLACK PENCIL's latest 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.
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.
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.