“A nocte temporis”: Latin translation of the French expression “depuis la nuit des temps”, which means “from time immemorial”. A nod towards the past, towards what is changing, and especially also towards what remains unchanged.
After several years of activity as a soloist with conductors such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, and many others, Reinoud Van Mechelen founds his own ensemble in 2016. His goal is to present historically informed music as well as to emotionally touch an as large audience as possible. For this purpose he surrounds himself with musicians who share this passion with him and who are ready to take up this challenge.
In 2016 Reinoud Van Mechelen records with a nocte temporis a program dedicated to J.S. Bach's arias for tenor and flute for the label Alpha Classics (Outhere). In the 2016-2017 season, they will present this programme during concerts in many cities, including Warsaw, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Pavia.