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Quoting Caleb - Solo Piano

Thu Mar 14, 18:00 - Thu Mar 14, 19:45

George Arts Theatre


Dirkje lives and works in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa where she owns the Infinity Gallery and has been exhibiting with other artists of the area since 2014. She studied B.Sc Abstract

Mathematics at Stellenbosch University and completed her honors degree in 1998. After working as an actuarial assistant for two years she decided to go into the arts fulltime.

“Growing up I was always inclined towards going into the arts, but my father wisely advised that this is not always the best route to take when it comes to making a living.

We ended up making a deal with each other that I would equip myself for the corporate world and give it a good go, but if I then decide to still do art he was going to be okay with it.

Needless to say that that is exactly what happened.”

She works mostly with oils on canvas, and recently started to portray what she has experienced since childhood having the neurological condition chromesthesia, in which sounds invoke images of

color. We had a group exhibition in the gallery with the theme ‘Melodic Light’ and I decided this is the ideal opportunity for me to try and portray something of this experience.

I then took existing pieces of music and painted the colors as I would see them.

Although I find it impossible to nearly give an account for the real life experience, I really enjoyed the process and then decided to flip the order.

I started painting with the music in mind that I want to compose not having the piano with me, and so this journey opened up whereby I compose by painting.”

For "Quoting Caleb" she will be playing a selection of works by her favorite contemporary classical composers, as well as some of her own compositions. “I will be showcasing the art for my

compositions while performing these songs so that people can try and see if they find the resemblance.”

“Thank you for joining me on this journey. May you enjoy listening to the music as much as I did composing it!”


Quoting Caleb

1. Genesis (Dirkje Daling)
2. Naval (Yann Tiersen)
3. As the darkness falls (Maxence Cyrin)
4. Exodus (Dirkje Daling)
5. Mer de velours (Maxence Cyrin)
6. Point mort (Yann Tiersen)
7. Leviticus (Dirkje Daling)

20 min Interval

8. Numbers (Dirkje Daling)
9. Abc (Ludovico Einaudi)
10. Atlantique Nord (Yann Tiersen)
11. Eternal II (Dirk Maassen)
12. Eclipse (Ola Gjeilo)
13. Whirling winds (Ludovico Einaudi)
14. Peace of mind (Dirk Maassen)
15. Deuteronomy (Dirkje Daling)


Quoting Caleb - Solo Piano
George Arts Theatre
125 York St, George Central, George, 6530
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