Luc Vanlaere

Harpist
Composer
Instrument builder

If the harp would become the tree again that it was made of, i would invite you to sit in his shadow and listen. In this complex and tumultuous world the sound of the harp provides consolation to many people. My compositions are a delicate attempt to make the harp speak, to tell her own story that mysteriously seems to express our own deepest feelings. Being able to share this experience with you is my inexhaustable source of happiness and satisfaction.

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 CONCERTS IN BRUGES ARE NOW OPEN

Bruges Concerts

These concerts are an excellent stand still in the busy city of Bruges, but they form a small harp museum at the same time. Both modern and historical instruments from different parts of the world are not only on display but they are played during an eclectic mix of music and sounds that can not be dicribed as classical, nor pop, nor jazz... but with elements of all of them.

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Concerts from tuesday to saturday
at 3 pm, 5 pm, and 6.30 pm.
Concert time 40 minutes
Free entry, donation welcome but not obliged
No pressure for money
Location "SITE OUD SINT JAN" Mariastraat 38
Opposite "Our Lady" Church
Next to the Sint Janshospitaal and "Memling" Museum
Families welcome with kids older than 5
Accessible for wheelchairs
No reservations. Please arrive in time.
GROUPS can ask for extra concert at 11 am or 1 pm
Contact by email to lucvanlaere.harp@gmail.com

So many happy faces .....

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ARTIST
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Luc Vanlaere was born in the village of Wingene close to Bruges in the heart of Flanders. He is a free minded artist with a very particular approach to music and natural sound, which he performs in a totally unique way. Formal singer-song-writer, but harpist in all the vains, he developed a wayward vision on being an artist in these highly industrialised times. By declining all kinds of commercial networks like distribution of cd's, online downloading, agencies, editors etc... he protects his authenticity and stays close to his internal wish of playing and composing. The idea of "sharing" rather than selling tickets allows all people to be part of his sound experience

audio

CD EBB TIDE

all original compositions by Luc Vanlaere 

on classical pedal harp

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CD MOMENTS

all original compositions by Luc Vanlaere 

on classical pedal harp & Celtic Harp

Including the song "Four Ways "

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CD INTA

Classical & Celtic Harps - Chinese harp

Handpan - monochord - cello

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CD "Sounds Around the harp"

Specially made for meditation - yoga -

tai chi - breathing exercices - sleeping - 

spiritual standstill

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Cd's are only available by sending your 

email to 

lucvanlaere.harp@gmail.com

Instruments built by 

      luc vanlaere 

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LYRE OF UR

REPLICA OF THE LYRE OF UR DATED 2600 BC
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Watch video about the making of ....

egyptian arched harp

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Ancient arched harp as found on a wall painting in a thomb
at thebes , actual luxor egypt, dated 1420 BC. The instrument 
resonates on animal skin . 

harmonic soundharp

INSTRUMENT WITH 257 STRINGS BASED ON 
PITAGORAS MONOCHORDS
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         LYRE of megiddo

               known as

the harp of king david

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BEGENA

also related to king david 
still played today in ethiopia
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Niatyti

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Wire strung Celtic Harp
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Celtic harp gut strings
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Contemporary Harp on Cow skin.
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More instruments on display 

Hittit Harp

Anatolia 1600 bc

Replica built by Feridun Obul - Istanbul

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LYRE OF APOLLO

greece 600 bc

Replica built by luthieros 

thessaloniki

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HANDPANS

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baNSURI ( Indian Bamboo flute ) 

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Contact: 

lucvanlaere.harp@gmail.com

(00)(32)475 74 16 35