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BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion
SCHOKLAND  

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The latest CD consists of a selection of new solo compositions written for Black Pencil, inspired by Unesco World Heritage Schokland. Schokland is a unique combination of cultural history and nature, in the middle of the Noordoostpolder. Evidence of human habitation dating back more than 10,000 years can be found. Released in August 2023 by the German label Dreyer Gaido.

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BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion
INTO SPACE  

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Into Space is released by the German label Dreyer Gaido and contains 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. This production was made possible thanks to the province of Flevoland. 

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion
COME OUT, CAIONI  

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BLACK PENCIL's album COME OUT, CAIONI, released by Dreyer Gaido Records (2021). Music from the 16th and 17th centuries (Hungarian and Romanian traditional  songs & dances, Monteverdi, Orlando di Lasso)

 

‘Mooie, eigenzinnige èn fijnzinnige interpretaties van stukken uit de eeuwenoude Caoini Codex’ VPRO 4 Vrije Geluiden

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BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion

LA VOLTA  

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.

 

Fresh and virtuosic, original, historically informed early music arrangements and contemporary classical music specially written for the La Volta project. 

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion

KAISEKI  

‘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.

The music of this CD consists of works specially written for the Kaiseki concert tour, by varied composers such as Roderik de Man (1941), Arnoud Noordegraaf (1974) and Robert van Heumen (1969). It also features a range of Japanese composers, such as Ayuo (1955), arrangements of Japanese folk music, honkyoku (traditional pieces from the 13th century for shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute), and the use of electronics. The CD also includes works of the previous Buffoni programme of Black Pencil, with compositions of Vanessa Lann and Florian Magnus Maier.

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion

BUFFONI  

BLACK PENCIL's CD album 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. 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.

DUO MARES Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Marko Kassl (accordion)

RICHNESS OF THE TONES / TINILARIN ZENGINLIGI  

The second album Richness of the Tones of DUO MARES has been released by the Turkish label Cagsav Muzik. The album includes new compositions of contemporary Turkish and Dutch composers, including the first composition for Viola, Accordion and Symhony Orchestra "Devil's Diary" by Selim Dogru (live recording from the world premiere).

DUO PEHLIVANLI & SAFONOVA

Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Anastasia Safonova (piano)

POWER OF WOMEN / KADININ GUCU 

This recording of the Viola & Piano duo by Esra Pehlivanli and Anastasia Safonova includes one of the greatest sonatas written for this combination by Rebecca Clarke, Johannes Brahms and Paul Hindemith. The British woman composer Rebecca Clarke's life was an inspiration source for the title of this album. 

DUO MARES Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Marko Kassl (accordion)

VOLUME NUEVO  

The unique sound of the combination viola and accordion is amazingly versatile and carries along surprising aural possibilities. The debut album VOLUME NUEVO  released by the German label CC ClassicClips.This world premiere recording includes a selection of the compositions dedicated to Duo MARES between 2006 and 2009.

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