Welcome to the music of Barend!
Barend Schipper is a composer, pianist and vocalist who creates and plays a personal musical language in which he merges classical music, jazz, world music and nature movements. His music evokes the deep and wide experience of the here and now: an open and vital contact with life.
He redeveloped a classical craftsmanship, the direct creation technique, in which a composition is created and performed in one flow of creation for reasons of emotional fluency and presence. Naturally this takes a long and intense period of training. Many composers we call 'classical' used this technique, likely because it is a natural expression of the unity of mind and body. The technique was finally lost in the 20th century, when music was more rationally constructed -or deconstructed. Barend pioneered to create music again from the intelligent heart. His creation process is fed by music creation techniques from culture music of all continents, aural imagination and an open contact with his own -often subconscious- mind. In Barend's music we meet an open heart and soul, which he experiences to be a source of creation.
We welcome you, visitor to this website. In the store you can listen to the complete tracks of the CDs. This way you can make a real choice and purchase the albums and tracks as downloads. Enjoy yourself!
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If you click on this link, you can read about a workshop Barend gives -in Dutch language- together with Egbert Brons at career advice office Van Ede en Partners: "Brainpower: the power of your complete brain". In this workshop the accessibility of your right hemisphere, the source of your feeling, your creativity and intuition will be broached.
“ Barend Schipper is a poet in music!”
— Sara Rudner, New York, dancer and choreographer, receiver of Bessie Award, worked with the Paris Opera, Mikhail Baryshnikov.
“Exquisite music, [...] and well played too. Heartfelt thanks!”
— Frans Brüggen, was conductor of the Orchestra of the 18th century