2006 > Klankstollingen (Frozen Sound)

Klankstollingen (Frozen Sound) / 2006 / 50 min / digital Betacam

Directed/camera/editing
Victor Nieuwenhuijs & Maartje Seyferth

Jakob van Domselaer was a close friend of Piet Mondriaan during the beginning of the 20th century and was involved in the creating of the STIJL-movement. From 1913 to 1916 Van Domselaer composed the most extreme music for piano “Proeven van Stijlkunst”  (Experiments for an artistic style).

Victor Nieuwenhuijs (grandson of Jakob van Domselaer) and Maartje Seyferth draw an impressive image of an exceptional artist and his music and show people that knew him well.
From 1920 on Van Domselaer lived in the village of Bergen, in the north of Holland. He died there in 1960, unknown and isolated.

In the film are interviews with composer Simeon ten Holt, who studied with Van Domselaer, internationally well-known artist and former son-in-law Constant, the composer Dick Raaijmakers, music journalist and critic Ernst Vermeulen, and others, and of course the pianist Kees Wieringa who plays a selection of Jakob van Domselaers work.

“Frozen Sound” is released on DVD and can be purchased by sending a mail to Moskito Film: buzz@moskitofilm.nl