for trumpet and piano

TORSO was composed in 1989. 

As the title says, this work is inspired on a statue which emphasizes on the trunk of the human body.

During this period of composing, surrealism in works by a.o. Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, made a deep impression on the composer.  The unreal and the elusiveness in these paintings was a starting point for this composition.

An intuitive experience was combined with a rational and mathematical elaboration.
Different contemporary techniques for the piano and the trumpet are explored in this work.  The eagerness to tind new sound combinations was a very important drive at that time.

The different parts in this work succeed each other ‘quasi attacca’.

1. lento-rubato
2. moderato-marcato
3. scherzando
4. meditazione
5. feroce


Available with Wim Henderickx


Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)


for trumpet and piano
(+/- 10’)
first performance : 25 January 1991, t’Elzeveld, Antwerp (BE)
Arthur Vanderhoeft, trumpet
Jean-Marie Van Broeckhoven, piano