Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FLAIRCK - DE GOUDEN EEUW 1996

FLAIRCK are a Dutch ensemble formed by Erik Visser, an Indonesian-born acoustic instrumentalist with classical training and a strong interest in many forms of world music. The band released their first studio album ‘Variaties Op Een Dame’ (Variations on a Lady) in 1978, and has issued more than two dozen studio, live and compilation releases since then.

The band incorporates a number of world influences in their work, which has been described as chamber music but which actually features many styles including classical, folk, jazz and blues, as well as Eastern European and Celtic traditional music. The band primarily performs original compositions, and has worked with a number of renowned world music artists including Georges Moustaki, Nelleke Burg and Dimitri van Toren. The group has also recorded and performed with numerous symphony orchestras and has contributed scores for film, stage and ballet.

Visser and the other band members have a strong interest in obscure and exotic acoustic instruments, and have amassed a collection of more than 150 wind, string and percussion instruments, many of which are used in their studio recordings and live performances.

The band celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2002 with the release of a multi-disciplined DVD dedicated to the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. The video features original scores by the band as well acrobatics, detailed views of Bosch’s work and interviews of various band members. Visser took advantage of a hiatus by the band in 2003 to release a solo work entitled ‘One Man Parade’.

FLAIRCK are a classic example of a progressive musical collective with wide-ranging influences and a constantly evolving sound.

Tracks :

1. Ouverture (5:17)
2. De Heren van Zes Weken (5:17)
3. Adieu (3:12)
4. De Afvaart (3:14)
5. Windstilte (4:43)
6. De Houtenbenendans (2:30)
7. Taveerne van de zeven zee├źn (2:31)
8. De Verkrachting (2:07)
9. Zwart was de nacht (3:42)
10. Terra Incognita - Lied van Toeval (6:41)
11. Regen (2:49)
12. Lied van de Wolven (3:25)
13. De Rechtzaken (3:39)
14. Aankomst in Holland (3:14)
15. Finale (2:48)

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