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After a massive selling of DVD's and great press reviews over the globe, the Visisonor Foundation decided to make the documentary BLOCKFLUTE MASTERS available online for everyone. You can watch it free of charge in Youtube and Vimeo!

The documentary ‘BLOCKFLUTE MASTERS’ demonstrates the surprising ways in which the blockflute (recorder) tradition of Amsterdam has developed, from Frans Brüggen in the 1960s until today. Throughout this film, we get to know a range of Dutch blockflute icons, and their own visions for this hugely versatile instrument. The stories of eminent teachers and musicians such as Walter van Hauwe, Kees Boeke, Jorge Isaac and composer Roderik de Man are reflected in performances and rehearsals of Baroque and contemporary blockflute repertoire, combined with unconventional instrumental settings, dance and live electronics.

De documentaire ‘BLOCKFLUTE MASTERS’ toont op verrassende wijze hoe de blokfluit traditie van Amsterdam zich ontwikkelt van Frans Brüggen in de jaren zestig tot nu. In de film maken we kennis met Nederlandse blokfluit-autoriteiten en hun visie op het veelzijdige instrument. De verhalen van docenten en musici als Walter van Hauwe, Kees Boeke, Jorge Isaac en componist Roderik de Man worden weerspiegeld in uitvoeringen en repetities van barok en hedendaagse blokfluitmuziek in combinatie met onconventionele bezettingen, dans en elektronica.

Commissioned and produced by: 
VisiSonor Foundation – The Netherlands (2014)

Director, camera, editing: Andras Hamelberg, Franjo Studio Amsterdam
Director, interviews, sound: Minou de Leeuw

Interviews with: 
Walter van Hauwe
, Jorge Isaac
, Roderik de Man, 
Kees Boeke, 
Fred Momotenko

Length: 35 minutes

Languages: English and Dutch (English subtitles)

Picture Format: 16:9

Booklet: 16 pages (English and Dutch)

Guest artists:
 Ensemble Black Pencil, 
Blockflute - Jorge Isaac, Panflute - Matthijs Koene, Viola - Esra Pehlivanli, Accordeon – Marko Kassl, Percussion - Enric Monfort

Violin – Maartje Kraan, Violin – Helena Druwe, Cello – Mette Seidel, Double Bass - Jelte van Andel

Dance - Gilles Viandier, Video Cloud Messenger - Jasper Kuipers

Music fragments from:

Flauto Dolce (2013) by Roderik de Man (1941)
, Farfanesque (2011) by Nico Huijbregts (1961), 
Hari-hana-suta (2010) by B.C. Manjunath (1976)
, Cloud Messenger (2012) by Fred Momotenko (1970), 
Gesti (1966) by Luciano Berio (1925-2003), 
Les Moutons de Panurge (1969) by Frederic Rzewski (1938), 
Austro (1991) by Giorgio Tedde (1958), 
Doen Daphne d'overschoone Maeght, d'Lof-zangh Marie, Gabrielle Maditelle (Der Fluyten Lust-Hof, 1649) by Jacob van Eyck (c1589/90-1657), Prélude (Lentement) from Suite V (Pièces en trio pour les flûtes et dessus de viole, 1692) by Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Orgelpark Amsterdam, De NWE Vorst Tilburg, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Studio de Generator Amsterdam, home of Mr. van Hauwe in Gorssel, home of Mr. Boeke in Amsterdam. All filming and recording sessions took place between March 2012 and May 2013.

Archive material:

Quadro Hotteterre: Frans Hals Museum/Haarlem (1979)
, Sour Cream: University of East Anglia/Norwich (1980) and Noordeinde Palace/The Hague (1987), Frans Brüggen:  Amsterdam (1967)

More information at www.blockflutemasters.com


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