On top of being a pianist, Karel is a very original composer as well. Over the years he has written quite a large repertoire of strongly individual originals. And I must say that it is through his original compositions that I hear most clearly what Karel wants to portray. To put it in words is not easy, so it seemed best to me to record it on my label, and share my enthusiasm with the listeners in this way. Our pal Hans van Oosterhout was excited as well and so we found a few free dates in our calendars. Lidwien Vork, the wonderful owner of the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz, was more than hospitable to have us come and record at her place. We recorded in the daytime, and invited some people as audience at night. Chris Weeda was our more than capable engineer.