A new book by Paul Van Nevel:
Het landschap van de polyfonisten - The world of the Franco-Flemish School (1400-1600)
Photography: Luk Van Eeckhout

Why did the polyphonists all come from the same region of southwest Belgium and northern France? And and what was the influence of this region on their music? A unique analysis of the environment - the ‘cultural landscape’ - of the 15th and 16th century musician. The book includes a CD and no fewer than 168 beautiful photographs.

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Pentecost Festival 2020
29 - 30 - 31 May 2020
The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director : Paul Van Nevel 

The Huelgas Ensemble is a cultural ambassador for Flemish heritage

Following the overwhelming success of the first Huelgas festival - a true celebration of polyphony - the Huelgas Ensemble invites you to its second festival.

Info & tickets : see "festival"

Paul Van Nevel wins the fifth Luc Verbekeprijs

The fifth Luc Verbekeprijs 2019, awarded by the Committee for French Flanders (KFV), has been awarded to Paul Van Nevel for his book ‘The landscape of the polyphonists’ published by Lannoo-Tielt. The KFV is a cultural organization founded in 1947 by the writers André Demedts and Luc Verbeke, with the aim of stimulating the Flemish language and culture in French Flanders. The prize was awarded on 29th September in Sint-Jans-Kappel (French Flanders), two steps away from the estate of Marguerite Yourcenar. The commendation described ‘The landscape of the polyphonists’ as a unique and exceptionally fascinating work that sheds light on the emotional and visual world of Franco-Flemish composers from the Renaissance, due in part to the numerous beautiful landscape photographs by Luk Van Eeckhout.