“Crystal clear images of landscapes that where shaped over millions of years. Those where the inspirational sources for photographer and composer Merijn Bisschops. His composition ‘Textures’, which was performed during the Kunstmuziekroute, was one of the highlights of the festival November Music.”
René van Peer 12-11-17, Brabants Dagblad www.bd.nl
“Bisschops is a composer, but since a few years also active as a photographer and film maker and he strives to create total artworks in which diverse art forms are interwoven in a logical and inextricable manner. With ‘Textures’ he certainly succeeded in that.”
“Exceptionally impressive was the work by composer and photographer Merijn Bisschops. He combined razor-sharp projected photos of beautiful desolate landscapes in which millions of years of geological processes where visible, with music for string trio. The music was as layered as the images, sometimes abrasive and harsh, sometimes sensitive and full of tender colours.”
Short trailer for my new project Textures. Music and photography I made in IJsland. Première by Prisma string trio at the 12th of November at De Muzerije during festival November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Reggy van Bakel (steeldrum), Rianne Wilbers (soprano), Vincent van Amsterdam (accordion) and Dido Mirck (sign-language interpreter) perform my short composition Implant. part of the chamber music concert ‘Music for the deaf and hearing’ during festival Tilburg voor Cultuurnacht. Read the lyrics that where expressed in signs and voice here.