Ensemble Windstreken

'Unique sound…magnificent melodies.' ***** Volkskrant

Photo: © Milan Photography


ABOUT WINDSTREKEN

Windstreken was founded in 2004 by flutist/saxophonist Pieter de Mast. Windstreken makes musical connections between very diverse musical styles. Their music combines jazz improvisation with medieval and contemporary classical music as well as Indian and North African traditions. The eclectic line-up of alto flute, saxophone, ud, classical organ, cello and percussion is further enhanced with the special addition of soprano Nicole Jordan. Windstreken ensemble is collaborating with Nicole and composer Leonard Evers for a vibrant new music program called SHE that will present, original compositions, improvisations as well as contemporary orchestrations of various (late) medieval melodies. Ensemble: Pieter de Mast (sopranosaxophone & flutes), Sebastiaan van Delft (organ & chestorgan), Kamal Hors (ud & voice), Jörg Brinkmann (cello), Udo Demandt (percussion) Other combinations (Quartet, Trio, Duo) available on request Guest musicians: Nicole Jordan (soprano) & Oene van Geel (viola)

NEWS: Windstreken presents a new program, called SHE, consisting of original compositions, improvisations as well as contemporary orchestrations of various (late) medieval melodies. For this programme Windstreken will work with soprano Nicole Jordan and composer Leonard Evers. The latest Live CD, Mundum Renovavit, was released in April 2013. For this recording, Windstreken collaborates with the Collegium Musicum chamber choir and composer/arranger Leonard Evers. Leonard is setting the poems of some renowned female Dutch poets to music.

Our Dutch name, “Windstreken” combines the words “wind” and “streken“, which mean “wind” and “regions” in English. Windstreken was chosen not only because we play wind instruments (the sound of the organ is also produced by wind/air), but we also like to make music with musicians from different parts of the world, in Dutch we say: “from different Windstreken”.

Header & thumbnail photo: © Milan Photography          Windstreken is supported by NFPK

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