New album out: the contemporary fortepiano
After four years of experimenting, conversations with instrument builders and the researching of repertoire, we proudly present to you our new album: The Contemporary Fortepiano
On this album we play new music on historical instruments. With our line-up of fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit we have created a totally new sound over the past few years. It is a sound that reflects perfectly our love for jazz, European Early music and art music from the Middle East.
The Acoustic Ambition
This music is all about intimacy of sound. In our quest for a light and transparent sound we very naturally arrived at the instruments on this album. Rembrandt Frerichs plays a fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern grand piano. This one is a copy of a 1790 Walter model, like the instrument Mozart had in his home. The Netherlands National Musical Instrument Fund (NMF) had this instrument built specially for Rembrandt by the famous Belgian piano craftsman Chris Maene.