Dag van de Coach: Moedig Minder

Lezing door Hein Zegers op de uitverkochte Dag van de Coach: ‘Moedig Minder, Versoberen van Zooikoorts naar Zin met de BASICS therapie’. Een greep uit de vele positieve reacties:

‘Zeer inspirerend en informatief!’

‘Wetenschap met humor’

‘Ontzettend boeiend , verrassend en goed.’

Playing with String Ensemble Rosamunde

String Ensemble Rosamunde, conducted by Peter Pazmany, invited Hein Zegers to play together with them as a soloist on recorder. What a joy to play alongside such passionate musicians! Here are a few impressions (photography by Paul Rogier):

Händel Sarabande HWV437 on double / echo flute by Hein Zegers
Händel Sarabande HWV437 on double / echo flute by Hein Zegers
Concerto Mancini by Ensemble Rosamunde (conductor Peter Pazmany) and Hein Zegers (recorder solo)
Concerto Mancini by Ensemble Rosamunde (conductor Peter Pazmany) and Hein Zegers (recorder solo)
Rossini's cat duet on recorder and cello with Hein Zegers and Lissa Keersmaekers
Rossini’s cat duet on recorder and cello with Hein Zegers and Lissa Keersmaekers

Dag van de Geestelijke Gezondheid: Lezing over geluk

‘Dank voor je fantastische lezing en je sympathieke aanwezigheid gisteren. Ik heb niets dan positieve reacties gehoord. Het is uitzonderlijk om een spreker te ontmoeten die zo “echt” is en oprechte interesse toont in andere mensen.’

(Reactie op een lezing over geluk die ik vandaag gaf in het kader van de Dag van de Geestelijke Gezondheid. Voor een extreem divers publiek: van beleidsmakers, gezondheidszorg-werkers tot de bewoners van een instelling voor mensen met een mentale beperking, samen in een zaal.)

Voluntary Simplicity, Well-being and Meaning in Life. A Multilingual Empirical Study of 500+ People who Consciously Choose for Simple and Slow Living.

Hein Zegers presenting the BASICS model of Voluntary Simplifying at the World Congress on Positive Psychology in Montréal

Zegers, H. (2017). Voluntary Simplicity, Well-being and Meaning in Life. A Multilingual Empirical Study of 500+ People who Consciously Choose for Simple and Slow Living. Podium Presentation at the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology, Montréal, July 13-16, 2017.

Bach ‘Air’ on double flute

J.S. Bach: ‘Air on the G string’ on double flute / double recorder by Hein Zegers. Using two alto recorders modeled after Joannes Hyacinth Rottenburgh (1672-1765) as echo flutes. Played in Autobahnkirche Medenbach, where long-distance travelers come and go, day and night, and could do so at any time during this performance.

Performing on the Charles Bridge in Prague

Last time I visited Prague, I was still a teenager. I hitchhiked around Europe back then, playing street music and searching for the meaning of life. Now, almost 30 years later, I’m doing almost the same, still not much wiser, but having a great time… Here, I’m Playing Smetana’s “Moldau” on the Charles Bridge. Meanwhile, the Moldau River quietly runs underneath.

Händel “Barry Lyndon” Sarabande HWV 437

G.F. Händel Sarabande (from the Keyboard Suite D min) HWV 437, first published 1733. Well-known from the Stanley Kubrick Movie “Barry Lyndon”. Variations for double flute (recorder) by Hein Zegers. Using two alto recorders modeled after Joannes Hyacinth Rottenburgh (1672-1765) as echo flutes.

Chopin Tristesse on solo recorder (Étude Op. 10, No. 3)

The most beautiful melody ever written by Frédéric Chopin (according to himself): Étude Op. 10, No. 3 (“Tristesse”), 1832. Arrangement for alto recorder solo (2013) by Hein Zegers. Using the old technique of quasi-polyphony. The recorder is one of the best instruments to play quasi-polyphony, thanks to its very direct articulation.

John Cage’s 4’33” on solo recorder

John Cage’s famous 4’33” piece on solo recorder. 3 Parts: I Tacet (on soprano recorder), II Tacet (on alto recorder), III Tacet (on soprano recorder). Performed in a public stairway with excellent acoustics for this instrument. Pedestrians may appear at any moment.

Love Me Tender on solo recorder

Solo recorder improvisation on “Love me Tender”. Playing up to 3 voices simultaneously (quasi-polyphony) in 3 variations by Hein Zegers. Song originally known as “Aura Lee” (1861), written by W.W. Fosdick & G.R. Poulton.

Pluk Je Geluk

Regelmatig terugkerende presentaties door Hein Zegers voor groepen, scholen, organisaties en instellingen rond het CM project Pluk Je Geluk, ter bevordering van de geestelijke gezondheid.