Jean-Pierre Van Hees: Situering van de doedelzak en zijn specifieke traditionele speeltechnieken in de uitvoering van historische en actuele muziek

Situering van de doedelzak en zijn specifieke traditionele speeltechnieken in de uitvoering van historische en actuele muziek

Jean-Pierre Van Hees

  • Research Unit Music & Drama
  • Research Group Performance Practice & Composition

Who thinks about bagpipes has continuous sound in his mind. This particular family of instruments was indeed generated by this musical concept. Continuous sound on its turn generated a range of special playing techniques, which allow performers on these instruments to make rhythmical effects, phrasing and nuances which gives the bagpipe a proper musical richness. The research is focused on the significance of continuous sound in the musical culture, on the place taken by the bagpipe in the western  and central European area, and on the way how this kind of instrument could be used by playing different historical repertoires.

The comparison and the fusion of historical testimonies and still living playing traditions in folk music can give new perspectives on the reconstruction of an historical musical praxis and on the use of an instrument with continuous sound in modern music as well.

Artistic project: recital "Cantus  & Utriculus" in collaboration with the vocal ensemble Psallentes with dirigent Hendrik vanden Abeele, campus Lemmens, Louvain (18 januari 2010). Cf. DVD-1: Galerie d’instruments; DVD-2: Techniques de jeux et Répertoires; CD Audio: Répertoires.

  • Supervisor: Joris Verdin
  • Co-Supervisors: Carl Van Eyndhoven and Jean-Christophe Maillard
  • Duration: completed 2010
  • E-mail: jeanpierre.vanhees@scarlet.be

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