Léon Spilliaert meets Adriaen Willaert

Location: Mu.ZEE

Tore Tom Denys, tenor and cultural ambassador of his hometown of Roeselare, with his ensemble Dionysos Now! wants to restore Adriaen Willaert’s music to the place it deserves in the contemporary musical landscape after more than 450 years, while also making it accessible to a wide audience. Willaert (1490-1562), from Rumbeke, was the kapellmeister at the San Marco Basilica in Venice for 35 years, and the most important composer of his time.

One of Tore Tom Denys’ interdisciplinary initiatives between music and painting is the result of collaboration between Dionysos Now! and Mu.ZEE. Two compositions by Adriaen Willaert have been placed next to two paintings by Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) as “musikalische Untermalung”: The Gust of Wind and Pietà 

The Gust of Wind - Passa la Nave mia
-> Listen here to the music of Adriaen Willaert

Pietà - Ave Maria
-> Listen here to the music of Adriaen Willaert


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The museum is open from 10am to 5.30pm.
Closed on Mondays, and on December 25 & January 1.


Romestraat 11
8400 Oostende
T 00 32 (0)59 50 81 18
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