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Panta Rhei

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The original music of Eastern European countries has been given today’s sensibility by Belgium-based music group, Panta Rhei. While their repertoire is definitely culled from a number of countries and ethnicities, the group’s orchestrations and virtuosic musicianship give a bridge of cohesiveness. Based on French journal L’Express, “From Rumanian to traditional Flemish tunes, from Polish folk music to British jigs, from your French Valse Chinois to Swedish melancholy, Panta Rhei shows with complete reasoning that great music understands neither period nor frontier.” The Paradoxe publication of Dec, 1995, praised the music group for “offering us with original as well as the most daring musical exploits of the last many years.” The motivation for Panta Rhei was jointly conceived by jazz flute and saxophone participant Steve Houben and traditional folk violin and bagpipe participant Luc Pilartz. Combining music artists from different ethnicities and musical backgrounds, Houben and Pilartz created Panta Rhei in 1993. The group required its name from Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus’ slogan, “panta rhei kai ouden menei” (everything are in circumstances of flux and there is nothing permanent). Following a month of rehearsals in November 1993, Panta Rhei documented a demonstration tape and started to perform throughout European countries. Their debut recording Hopa!, released in Feb 1995, was included on lists from the year’s ten greatest albums published by Flemish journal Gandalf and Dutch journal Newfolksounds. In overview of the recording, Folk Roots published, “At one instant you are feeling you are in a Romanian town wedding, another hearing a chamber music concert, another at an exciting Irish session etc; yet the recording has a fantastic feeling of rightness and circulation.” A mini-CD, Tiganeasca – Julia Delaney’s, adopted in January 1996. The group’s albums had been reissued internationally with the French record label Buda Musique in Oct 1996. Panta Rhei’s third compact disc, Passchendale Collection, released in November 1996, was documented with United kingdom a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson on the tranquility concert in Passchendale in Sept 1995. Furthermore to Houben and Pilartz, Panta Rhei features violinist Aurelle Dorzee, violoncellist Kathy Adams, diatonic accordionist Didier Laloy, guitarist Pascal Chardome, dual bassist Jo Vanhouette, and percussionist/vibraphonist Stephan Pougin.

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Died 475 BC, Ephesus, Turkey
Albums Bruch, M.: 8 Pieces / Martin, F.: Trio Sur Des Melodies Populaires Irlandaises / Schoenfield, P.: Cafe Music, Rainbow Dancer, Wir sehen was, was ihr nicht seht, Das Beste, Raindancer


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1 Due to budget issues, Jacques Tati's 1971 film 'Trafic', in which Monsieur Hulot drives from Paris to Amsterdam, was co-directed by Haanstra.
2 Received several medals, he was crowned Officier/Knight and Member in de orde van Oranje Nassau, he received the resistance-remembrance-cross, The Great Cross, Great-resistance Commandeur. Some of these where given/crowned by Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana.
3 In 1996 Bert Haanstra was name-giver and first winner of the 'Bert Haanstra Ouvre Prijs', he got the price from: Het Nederlands Fonds voor Film(The Dutch Funds for Movies).
4 Folkert Haanstra and Jansje Schuiveling were his parents. His father was a head schoolteacher.
5 In 1960 founded Bert Haanstra Filmproductie.
6 In 1956 he became producer and manager by Shell Film Unit, in Venuzuela.
7 In 1952 he began to work for The Royal Dutch Shell Film Unit.
8 In the late 30s he mostly worked as an painter and photographer.
9 Graduated from the Academy of Arts, Amsterdam.
10 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 409-414. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
11 Honorary president of the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.
12 Father of Rimko Haanstra and Jurre Haanstra.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day in the Life of a Child: Children of Ghana 1988 Documentary short
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary
The Family of Chimps 1984 Documentary
The Netherlands 1983 Documentary
One Could Laugh in Former Days 1983
Een pak slaag 1979
Nationale Parken... Noodzaak 1978 Documentary
Dokter Pulder zaait papavers 1975
Bij de beesten af 1972 Documentary
Bridges in Holland 1968 Documentary short co-director - uncredited
Retour Madrid 1967 Short
De stem van het water 1966 Documentary
National Geographic Specials 1965 TV Series documentary
The Human Dutch 1964 Documentary
Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 2: The City - Cars or People? 1963 Short documentary
Delta Phase I 1962
Zoo 1962 Short documentary
The M.P. Case 1960
Glas 1958 Documentary short
Over glas gesproken 1958 Documentary short
Fanfare 1958
Rembrandt: Painter of Man 1957 Documentary short
En de zee was niet meer 1955 Short
God Shiva 1955 Documentary short
Strijd zonder einde 1955 Documentary short
De opsporing van Aardolie 1954 Short
De verkenningsboring 1954 Short
Het olieveld 1954 Documentary short
Ontstaan en Vergaan 1954 Short
The Dike Builders 1952 Documentary short
Medieval Dutch Sculpture 1951 Documentary short
Panta Rhei 1951 Short
Mirror of Holland 1950 Documentary short
Boer Pietersen schoot in de roos 1950 Short co-director - uncredited
The Muider Group Revived 1948 Documentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day in the Life of a Child: Children of Ghana 1988 Documentary short script
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary scenario - uncredited
One Could Laugh in Former Days 1983 writer
Juliana in zeventig bewogen jaren 1979 Documentary writer
Nationale Parken... Noodzaak 1978 Documentary scenario
Bij de beesten af 1972 Documentary uncredited
Trafic 1971 participation
Retour Madrid 1967 Short scenario - uncredited
De stem van het water 1966 Documentary
The Human Dutch 1964 Documentary uncredited
Delta Phase I 1962 scenario
De overval 1962 co-scenario - uncredited
Zoo 1962 Short documentary
The M.P. Case 1960 scenario
Glas 1958 Documentary short scenario
Over glas gesproken 1958 Documentary short scenario
Fanfare 1958 writer
Rembrandt: Painter of Man 1957 Documentary short
En de zee was niet meer 1955 Short
God Shiva 1955 Documentary short scenario
Strijd zonder einde 1955 Documentary short
De opsporing van Aardolie 1954 Short scenario
Het olieveld 1954 Documentary short scenario
Ontstaan en Vergaan 1954 Short scenario
Panta Rhei 1951 Short
Mirror of Holland 1950 Documentary short idea
The Muider Group Revived 1948 Documentary short writer
Avro close up: Bert Haanstra TV Movie documentary earlier film footage

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day in the Life of a Child: Children of Ghana 1988 Documentary short
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary
Passage: A Richard Erdman Sculpture 1985 Documentary
The Family of Chimps 1984 Documentary
The Netherlands 1983 Documentary
One Could Laugh in Former Days 1983 uncredited
Nationale Parken... Noodzaak 1978 Documentary
Bij de beesten af 1972 Documentary uncredited
Niet genoeg 1968 Documentary short
Retour Madrid 1967 Short uncredited
Summer in the Fields 1967 Short
De stem van het water 1966 Documentary
The Human Dutch 1964 Documentary uncredited
Delta Phase I 1962
Zoo 1962 Short documentary
Glas 1958 Documentary short
Over glas gesproken 1958 Documentary short
Fanfare 1958
Rembrandt: Painter of Man 1957 Documentary short
En de zee was niet meer 1955 Short
God Shiva 1955 Documentary short
Strijd zonder einde 1955 Documentary short
De opsporing van Aardolie 1954 Short
The Dike Builders 1952 Documentary short
Panta Rhei 1951 Short
Mirror of Holland 1950 Documentary short
Myrte of the Demons 1950
The Muider Group Revived 1948 Documentary short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day in the Life of a Child: Children of Ghana 1988 Documentary short producer
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary producer
The Family of Chimps 1984 Documentary producer - uncredited
The Netherlands 1983 Documentary producer
One Could Laugh in Former Days 1983 producer
Een pak slaag 1979 producer
Dokter Pulder zaait papavers 1975 producer
Bij de beesten af 1972 Documentary producer - uncredited
Niet genoeg 1968 Documentary short producer
Bridges in Holland 1968 Documentary short producer
Retour Madrid 1967 Short producer
De stem van het water 1966 Documentary producer
Slochteren aan de lijn 1965 producer
The Human Dutch 1964 Documentary producer
Delta Phase I 1962 producer
Zoo 1962 Short documentary producer
The M.P. Case 1960 producer
Glas 1958 Documentary short producer
Over glas gesproken 1958 Documentary short producer
En de zee was niet meer 1955 Short producer
God Shiva 1955 Documentary short producer
Myrte of the Demons 1950 associate producer
Avro close up: Bert Haanstra TV Movie documentary producer: earlier film footage

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary
The Family of Chimps 1984 Documentary
Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 2: The City - Cars or People? 1963 Short documentary
Panta Rhei 1951 Short
Mirror of Holland 1950 Documentary short
Myrte of the Demons 1950
Boer Pietersen schoot in de roos 1950 Short
The Muider Group Revived 1948 Documentary short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De wisselwachter 1986 technical advisor
Juliana in zeventig bewogen jaren 1979 Documentary advisor
De lage landen 1961 Short technical advisor

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amsterdamned 1988 Conductor

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer in the Fields 1967 Short special effects

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bij de beesten af 1972 Documentary camera operator: additional shots

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dans met de Duivel 2015 special thanks
Uit de wereld van Roald Dahl 1975 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Een monument voor een gorilla 1987 Video documentary voice
The Family of Chimps 1984 Documentary voice
Grierson 1973 Documentary Himself - being interviewd
...Geist und ein wenig Glück 1965 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Human Dutch 1964 Documentary English narrator
Monitor 1959 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allemaal film 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
De wereld draait door 2007 TV Series Himself
Avro close up: Bert Haanstra TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Golden Calf Nederlands Film Festival Dutch Culture Award (Cultuurprijs)
1983 Prize of the City of Utrecht Nederlands Film Festival
1964 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Feature-Length Documentary Alleman (1964)
1964 UNICRIT Award Berlin International Film Festival Alleman (1964)
1964 Youth Film Award Berlin International Film Festival Best Documentary Film Suitable for Young People Alleman (1964)
1962 FIPRESCI Prize Berlin International Film Festival Zoo (1962)
1962 Youth Film Award Berlin International Film Festival Best Short Film Suitable for Young People Zoo (1962)
1960 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Short Subjects Glas (1958)
1958 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Special Prize: Short Documentary/Cultural Film Glas (1958)
1951 Grand Prize of the Festival Cannes Film Festival Short Film Spiegel van Holland (1950)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Dokter Pulder zaait papavers (1975)
1973 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Features Bij de beesten af (1972)
1965 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Features Alleman (1964)
1959 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Fanfare (1958)
1959 Grand Prix Moscow International Film Festival Fanfare (1958)
1951 Grand Prize of the Festival Cannes Film Festival Spiegel van Holland (1950)


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