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.

UC Berkeley

Hein Zegers has been Teaching Assistant for the world’s very first MOOC on “The Science of Happiness” (University of California, Berkeley) for over 200.000 Students from all over the world.
Main Responsibility: Community Teaching Assistance for the first chapter “Introduction to the Science of Happiness”.

Evidence Based Happiness vzw

Evidence Based Happiness vzw is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to spread the Science of Well-Being, in a way that is both understandable and scientifically accurate.

This educational/research organization obtained official non-profit status (“vzw”) on the first official United Nations World Happiness Day (March 20, 2013).

Through its numerous research and science dissemination activities, Evidence Based Happiness vzw has been touching the lives of more than ten million people worldwide, especially in the Dutch-French-English-German language area in Europe.

Evidence Based Happiness vzw embodies a large network of academics as well as practitioners. It is a spin-off of KU Leuven, recently rated by Reuters as the most innovative university in Europe. Its three co-founders are all licensed psychologists who graduated from this university: Liesbeth Vander Elst (Research & Sports Psychologist), Els Verheyen (Clinical Psychologist & Social Worker) and Hein Zegers (Clinical/Positive Psychologist & Science Communicator).

Some organizations that Evidence Based Happiness vzw has been cooperating with.

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.

Maakt geld gelukkig?

Does money make you happy? “Ook getest op mensen”, a popular scientific program on the largest Belgian VRT television channel “één” has tested this with the help of well-being expert Hein Zegers. A dramatized version of an experiment by Jordi Quoidbach (Quoidbach et al., 2010).

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.

Students of the International Positive Psychology Association

Co-Founder & first Executive Committee Member (Jan 2010-Jun 2012)

Hein Zegers has co-founded and served a full 2-year term as Executive Committee Member of SIPPA, the Student section of IPPA, the International Positive Psychology Association.
Main responsibilities: spreading the Science of Positive Psychology by setting up a world-wide network of local representatives & help recruiting over 1800 paying student members.