The Sunrise

‘The Sunrise’ is the musical expression of the rising of the sun.

Martijn Vanbuel, Bert Hornix and Jan Verheyen found their inspiration in the rising of the sun, which every day again emerges from nowhere and through a diverse colour palette radiantly climbs into the sky. The musicians arranged the old church scales from dark to light and then composed colourful and diversified music, by which the bells of the tour carillon shine together with the bass, piano, percussion and electronic sounds in a magnificent way.



‘The Sunrise’ can be played outdoors, preferably in the early morning. Nature is our setting and we accompany the rising of the sun in a musical way. Thus reflecting about the wonder that repeats itself every day.   

Also an indoor performance of ‘The Sunrise’ is available. We then add a video-art-projection, to visually bring the sun into the house.

The project was developed thanks to the support of C-Takt and the non-profit organisation Musica. This project is still being developed. Audio and video material will follow in due course.


The première of ‘The Sunrise’ will take place in 2021. The very first indoor performance is scheduled on Friday 12th March at the Dommelhof in Neerpelt. The first open- air performance will take place on Sunday 28th March on the site of the Herckenrode abbey in Hasselt from 7.15 a.m onwards. This is the morning after the night that the clock has to be changed into summer time and this perhaps for the last time.



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