'There is a stunning soundtrack quality to Anne Vanschothorst's music, but that should be no surprise as she has been called upon to provide such to the visual arts.'
'Anne's magic gives us a weird sonorous world with bizarre fauna and flora through poetic imagination.'
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
'Many of the miniatures remind me of Erik Satie -- not that her music is in his style, but that both composers so thoroughly explore an artfully restricted sonic universe -- in which chords and single melodic lines appear in alternation and at a pace slow enough to experience them almost as if they were sounding sculptures.'
'The sonic landscapes are a structured but dream-like realm of enchantment, a freely unfolding exotic sort of classical ambiance of mood & expressivity / a sort of post-ECM spaciousness her harp playing is authoritative, precise and expressive ;
Anne's best work so far.'
The harp and soul - creative label (The Hague - 2007), mainly active in the music and audiovisual sector | focusing on connection through ARTfusion & audio experiences, was founded by landscape music composer and harpist Anne Vanschothorst to give a platform to the artist's music. Since the beginning of her career, she wanted to produce her own music as a way to maintain greater artistic independence. This means that the label will oversee everything, from audiovisual recording to artistic direction / from concept to product and publication.
AV composes and records music and works with 47strings and multi-media. The audio can be licensed, altered into sheet music - arranged and transcribed. Hifi.nl qualifies the sound recordings as high end audio engineering, 9/10. Anne's minimal harp has been applied many times as the basis material of various audiovisual productions.