Minimalist composer Jozef Van Wissem shares a new video for the track “You Know That I Love You”

 
(photo by Laurent Orseau)
Minimalist composer and exemplary, exploratory (custom-built) lute player Jozef Van Wissem shares a video for the new album track “You know That I Love You” by Chariot Of Black Moth premiering via Popmatters, and taken from the new album, We Adore You, You Have No Name (Consouling Sounds).  
 
 
Inspirations for the album come from a madrigal by Arcadelt (1557), Caravaggio’s painting ‘The Lute Player’ (1596) and a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651). Van Wissem explains “the album track “ You Know That I Love You” is based on the madrigal of the same name by Arcadelt (1557). The book of sheet music for this piece is depicted by Caravaggio in his painting ‘the Lute Player ‘(1596). In December 2017 I was commissioned by the Hermitage in St Petersburg  to perform the piece for the event for the final restoration of the painting.  So I studied the classical version to perform it. However confronted with the sound system, acoustics of the museum and the amount of people in the hall I decided to do a more fluent drone version. “Unto Thee I Lift up mine eyes “ is based on a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651).”
 
 
Jozef van Wissem – We Adore You, You Have No Name:
1. How You Must Leave
2. Deliverance
3. You Know That I Love You
4. Bow Down
5. Unto Thee I Lift Up Mine Eyes
6. Beyond The Brook Of Blood The Rain Is Fire
7. When The Hour Of Salvation Comes The
Heavens Are Made To Flow With Honey
 
Jozef van Wissem dates:
Dec 1st: NOWA SYNAGOGA, GDANSK
Dec 2nd: BARDZO BARDZO, WARSAW
Dec 5th THE CUBE, BRISTOL
Dec 7th: MIRTH, MARVEL AND MAUD, LONDON
 
Dates will be updated here: http://www.jozefvanwissem.com/tour/
 
 
 
“exceptionally gorgeous, and the new black and white video featuring moribund lilies springing to life amidst the ebb and flow of water is stunning and conveys the emotional intent of the music. Utterly irresistible.” – POPMATTERS
 
“Enthralling” – RECORD COLLECTOR
 
“How rare it is for an album of such few ingredients to be so effusive, so meaningful and thought-provoking. With its daring simplicity yet wondrous storytelling ability and old-fashioned warmth, We Adore You, You Have No Name stamps down its foot and demands to be heard again and again.”  8/10 GHOST CULT
 
“Enter the dark, mythical world of minimalist composer and acclaimed lute-player Jozef van Wissem. Accompanied by his baroque instrument, Van Wissem creates highly distinctive sonic soundscapes by blending avant-garde and baroque music practices. With a trailblazing approach of the lute, Van Wissem pushes his instrument out of the academy and into more adventurous terrain”. – LE GUESS WHO?
 
“All Jozef van Wissem wants to do is liberate the lute, but in his efforts to bring this forgotten instrument into the headspace of today’s busy minds, he has also managed to bring the sound of the renaissance with him. He has been involved in a diverse range of projects, bringing his reinvented lute compositions into the world of high art, television documentary and even the latest video games.” – FIFTEEN QUESTIONS
 
 

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