Portrait photos from the series "Glorious Bodies" of the (from Liège) photographer Sophie Langhor inspired the Eupener musician and current artist of East Belgium, Paul Pankert, to this unusual project.
It's obvious - as is well known, his special musical interest lies in the music of early baroque on the one hand and the experimental music of our time on the other.
Sophie Langhor did not portray living persons, but the statues of saints of St. Nicholas' Church in Eupen, which were created by Gérémie Geisselbrunn in the middle of the 17th century. In an astonishing way, she juxtaposes them with current photos from advertising and fashion photography. (Of course, some of these photos will also be on display at IKOB on 16 June).
In a similar way, Paul Pankert would like to juxtapose the music of the 17th century with today's music. In addition, he composed new solo works for flute and harpsichord with live electronics for virtuoso early Baroque works by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643) and Jacob van Eyck (1590 - 1657) in order to achieve a corresponding interaction on a musical level.
The piece Three Ravens by the Belgian composer and recorder player Gregory d'Hoop, who lives in Berlin, is also based on an old English folk ballad first published in 1611. Gregory himself will interpret this work on the alto recorder.



Saint Mathias par Gérémie Geisselbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Ricky Hall, de la série Glorious Bodies, photographies noir et blanc marouflées sur aluminium, 2 x (55 x 44 cm), 2013 -2014. ©Sophie Langohr