Artists: I Solisti, Jolien De Gendt, Kelly Poukens, Josse De Pauw, Lore Binon
Composer: Frederik Neyrinck
With THE FLEMISH CONNECTION vol. 2, I SOLISTI release a second album with works by their composer-in-residence Frederik Neyrinck. He has mastered the art of writing brilliant and innovative compositions that make the most of the wind ensemble’s wealth of sound colours quite like no other.
The setting of texts and stories is a recurring theme throughout this fascinating album. Featured are concert versions of two musical theatre pieces: Landru, the story of a famous serial killer, and WILD, a magical realist fairy tale. The third work on the album, De oude woorden van een tijd die komen gaat (The old words of a time that still is yet to come), premiered at the 2021 Klarafestival and is based on a new idyll by Dutch author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer. Narrator Josse de Pauw and soprano Lore Binon guide us through this work, which is immersed in a medieval atmosphere reminiscent of the current pandemic.
Booklet: EN, FR, DE, NL
Lyrics: FR/NL, EN