MUSIC SAMPLES (click on the title to listen)
Grandes Danses Brillantes (complete)
03:27 min. / 4,74 BM/ MP3
01:22 min. / 1,88 MB/ MP3
Pulcinella, Drunk (complete)
02:40 min. / 3,68 MB/ MP3
In Barend Schipper’s music sounds a deep
connection with the Western and non Western
classical past. Schipper’s compositoric and
pianistical gifts create a new world of classical beauty.
Jaap Flier, Amsterdam,
dancer, nestor of the Nederlands Dans Theater
Barend Schipper’s music manifests a world
of refined balance, energy and organical
coherence. Its vigourous lyricism is both
assertive and ethereal, its themes playful and poignant, and always physically compelling.
This refreshing music echoes the past and
mirrors the future.
James Strecker, Hamilton, Canada
Poet, author, recipient of the Hamilton Arts Award
Look here, this is true: the building
stands. But how far down is it real
into waters that drink away its
foundation, how deeply real
into the world beneath this forboding elegance.
Where music takes us, we shall
be what we are, we shall be
the undenying sun that abandons
this night in our faces. Where music
abandons, we shall sing once more,
and gaze upon these arches
made of craft and still unknown.
from a poem by James Strecker
inspired by Barend Schipper’s music