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Preludes in Times Past and Present


scored for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet and piano 

duration  47 minutes 

These pieces were all written under pseudonym. They are a commentary on artistic research and historical informed practice. 

Ensemble: deCompagnie 

Released on all major streaming platforms in 2014 by Phaedra Records

Cutting Edge: Deeply melancholic and at the same time joyful and with humor


The sky is dark, rain. In this little church along the river Leie, not in some metropole begins the future of music. The young pianist and composer Mathias Coppens recorded his own music and was artist in residence with his ensemble deCompagnie. In the spirit of André Demedts, who gave his name to the concert hall, the landscape inspires young artists.


Coppens is only 25 but his name is already well known in the classical music world. His festival Infinizio in Amuz got a lot of attention. The programming was conceptual and eloquent. Famous musicians like Wim Henderickx, Levente Kende, Jan Vermeulen and Jozef De Beenhouwer all believe in his musical future. This was also the place where deCompagnie present themselves to the world. This group of seven musicians plays music in it’s first program with completely unknown repertoire.

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