Wim Van Hasselt & Koen Plaetinck – Imaginary Mirror (2020) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Wim Van Hasselt & Koen Plaetinck – Imaginary Mirror (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:14:19 minutes | 2,09 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Bookelt, Front Cover | © Channel Classics Records

Equipped with a variety of trumpets, a ridiculous array of percussion instruments, and far too many electronics, Wim Van Hasselt and Koen Plaetinck combine to create an entirely new musical space. Presenting brand-new commissions as well as arrangements, they stretch the boundaries of classical music into a unique world of sounds and visuals, infused with traditional music, electro-underground, improvisation and – above all – their own vivid personalities. What if dreaming became reality? The imaginary tangible? When living a fairy-tale the fantastic is the concrete…

A rare synergy emerges when the unique lyricism of Channel Classics trumpeter Wim Van Hasselt is combined with the boundless creativity of percussionist Koen Plaetinck. Inspired while recording as joint soloists with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, these former student-colleagues and soul-mates resolved to form a musical duo. A limitless faith in each other’s musical ability, an unconditional mutual respect, and a friendship of many years join to form an exceptional symbiosis with a single, unequivocal, shared conviction: authenticity, beauty and creativity must be the sole objective. As a counterweight to the sometimes fleeting and trivial professional daily tasks, the project has one all-embracing motivation: a search for depth, and the experience of a creative process that fuses uncompromised music-making, authenticity and renewal. In dialogue with various carefully-selected composers and visual artists, while exploring all the limits of their extensive instrumental inventory, they passionately recount their personal story.

Imaginary Mirror, equipped with a variety of trumpets, a ridiculous array of percussion instruments, and far too many electronics, Wim Van Hasselt and Koen Plaetinck combine to create an entirely new musical space. Presenting brand-new commissions as well as arrangements, they stretch the boundaries of classical music into a unique world of sounds and visuals, infused with traditional music, electro-underground, improvisation and – above all – their own vivid personalities.
What if dreaming became reality? The imaginary tangible? When living a fairy-tale the fantastic is the concrete…
Inspired by the electrifying philosophy of the Surrealists from the roaring 20’s, they create a stage full of thoughts – in place of stories – their music literally surrounded by compelling visuals.They drown the audience in colour and sound.You will not need a manual.The beauty of music. Nothing less, nothing more?

Tracklist:
1. Sacred Places III (Parvati, the Remover of Bad Energy): I. Provider of Energy (03:17)
2. Sacred Places III (Parvati, the Remover of Bad Energy): II. Ritual (03:21)
3. Sacred Places III (Parvati, the Remover of Bad Energy): III. Love and Devotion (01:58)
4. Unearthed (for trumpet, percussion & electronics) (10:08)
5. Cherry Blossom (for flugelhorn & marimba) (04:24)
6. UNDA (for trumpet, piccolo trumpet, percussion, electronics & loop station) (08:37)
7. Spiegel im Spiegel (Arr. Koen Plaetinck) (09:35)
8. Televisioniist / Season 1 Episode 1: I. Channel 3 (03:40)
9. Televisioniist / Season 1 Episode 1: II. Maintenance (01:48)
10. Televisioniist / Season 1 Episode 1: III. Station Identification (02:41)
11. L’apparition du phântome au miroir (11:10)
12. Kaddish (Arr. Koen Plaetinck) (07:44)
13. Better World (Arr. for Flugelhorn and Vibraphone) (05:56)

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