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
Jozef van Wissem (born 22nov 1962) is a Dutch minimalist composer and lute player based in Brooklyn. In 2013 van Wissem won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for the score of Only Lovers Left Alive at the Cannes Film Festival. Jozef van Wissem was born in Maastricht. An incessantly touring musician, van Wissem studied lute in New York with Patrick O'Brien in 1990s.
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Van Wissem is ‘both an avant-garde composer and a baroque lutenist, and thus no stranger to dichotomy,’ (New York Times). We adore you, you have no name. Nobody living can ever make me turn back. This is the one. Spencer Nilsson.
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Dutch minimalist composer and noted lute player Jozef Van Wissem released his latest album, We Adore You, You Have No Name, back on 9 November via Consouling Sounds. It's an album as rooted in European cultural history as the lute itself. The lute has been dated all the way back to 3100 .