Art of the Trio
The Art of the Trio is one of the projects in which the fortepiano and other early music instruments are used. The Rembrandt Frerichs Trio composes contemporary music, specially for the collection of museums, and performs these in the unique combination of three musical instruments: fortepiano, violone and drums. The instruments are taken out of their early music context in order to play modern pieces in front of selected paintings. An artistic venture of this kind has been made with the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden and the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
The connection between the music the trio makes and Dutch painting is a very logical one for the musicians. They feel right at home with the open-hearted view on the world, emerging in the many works of art from the ‘Golden Age’, the 17th century. The process of increasing abstraction, as can be seen in works of Mondriaan, also inspires the three musicians.