Others on Krieg

Richard Veen (Guitarist), July 2016. Published on Facebook.
Richard Veen (Guitarist), July 2016. Published on Facebook.

“Bijzondere cd, het luisterde als een theaterstuk, indrukwekkend! En hoe actueel kan een historisch onderwerp zijn? Zoals het prachtige nummer ” Brüder”, zullen we daar een internationaal volkslied van maken? Ook viel me op hoe mooi de Duitse taal kan zijn, kreeg associaties met Dei drei groschen oper, niet de minste lijkt mij!” – Annemiek Vos (Visual Artist), July 2016


Harrie van den Elsen (dean Prince Claus Conservatoire), August 2016. Published on Facebook.
Harrie van den Elsen (dean Prince Claus Conservatoire), August 2016. Published on Facebook.

“I was privileged to be able to listen this summer to the CD Krieg by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen. A personal and impressive document triggered by the death of his grandmother’s brother Bernhard Kronauer in 1916. Texts by German (!) poets (Heym, Trakl) put to music in original and varied ways in an altogether strong and convincing concept. Original songs by Hendrik Jan but also historic melodies & marches & signals. Serious, grotesque, tonal, a-tonal (e.g. Angriff is based on a 12-tone row): a document which has a unique colour and power. Warmly recommended!” – Harrie van den Elsen


Hennie Vermeulen-Hielkema, September 2016. Published on Facebook.
Hennie Vermeulen-Hielkema, September 2016. Published on Facebook.

Marcel van Bennekom (guitarist, designer), September 2016. Published on Facebook.
Marcel van Bennekom (guitarist, designer), September 2016. Published on Facebook.

Ronald Aerts (interim manager), September 2016.
Ronald Aerts (interim manager), September 2016.

“Dear Hendrik, your wonderful and precious work of art has just arrived. [……] This was really a very pleasant surprise and wonderful gift.  Thank you very much! My dear Omama Marie would also say the same.  I have shared your intensely emotional musical rendition of her poem with my family.” Ulrich Rudofsky, grandson of Poet Marie Rudofsky (Schwerverwundet and Sankt Michel), Oktober 2016.


“haben Sie vielen Dank für die Zusendung Ihrer großartigen CDs. Ich habe sie mir am Wochenende angehört und bin fasziniert von Ihrer musikalischen Interpretation.“ Ingo Držečnik, Elfenbein Verlag, Oktober 2016.