BRAM DE LOOZE

PIANO E FORTE

About This Project

BRAM DE LOOZE

After visiting the Chris Maene museum in Ruiselede (BE), Bram was inspired to launch his first solo project with three historical pianofortes. Intrigued by the ancient pianos, temperaments and tones, De Looze tries to approach them via a contemporary music idiom. Each piano has its own unique sound, which is of a great significance in this project. Always searching for challenges, De Looze effortlessly plays with time and space, that summons various atmospheres. This eventually results into a harmonic entirety. In building his musical structures, which mingle jazz and contemporary styles, Bram chooses to mould his playing style to the response, timbre, resonance, harmonics and dynamics of each instrument.

” Intelligent, virtuoso and perfectionistic – Klara “

Navigating between the warm, rounded sonorities of an original 1838 Erard, the precise and crystalline dynamics of a reproduction eighteenth-century Anton Walter, and the transparent sound of a copy of an 1843 Pleyel Concert Grand, Bram De Looze mixes fragments of nineteenth- century works or idiomatic expressive devices with off the cuff ideas, achieving a harmonious range of moods while allowing the specific character of each instrument to shine through. Improvisation is also one of the most important aspects in this project. The repertoire he specifically wrote for the pianofortes is one thing he always keeps in mind. For a small part he uses own through-composed fragments with glimpses of pieces of music of the nineteenth century.

Living up to his reputation as a free spirit, Bram De Looze has produced a deeply personal work that is at once innovative and profound. The premiere of this music was presented in an acoustic setting at the Henry Le Boeuf hall, BOZAR, Brussels.

” Living up to his reputation as a free spirit, Bram De Looze has produced a deeply personal work that is at once innovative and profound – Jazzhalo “

Pianoforte

At the end of the eighteenth-century the pianoforte was created. With this instrument you could both play loud and softly. Formerly that wasn’t possible due to low tension on the cords and the lack of metal frame of her predecessors, the harpsichord and the clavichord. For the Piano é Forte De Looze uses original pianos or replicas from the renowned piano constructors Anton Walter, Pleyel or Erard.

With this project he performed already in several venues as BOZAR Brussels (BE), Concertgebouw Bruges (BE), Schouwburg Courtrai (BE), the Handelsbeurs in Ghent (BE) and at the Leuven Jazz Festival (BE), Hasselt Piano Festival (BE), Jazz à Liège Festival (BE), …

• Album Piano é Forte (Fuga Libera – Outnote Records)

” A deep dive into the musical history … an incredibly ambitious project. – Damusic “

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