Yves Knockaert : Kunst & Cultuur
This music denies the necessity of evolution. The number of passionate states give way to the communal element of all passion : obsession.
Andre De Groeve : Gazet van Antwerpen
The composer speaks a truly personal language, ... Angelo 's richness lays also in its inventive harmonies, and is written to the soul of the instruments.
Frank Pauwels : De Gentenaar
Angelo revealed a truly grand De Clerck. ... The fire of its language caught on. ... The purity of man's despair. Above all stood the stimulating, sophisticated instrumentation.
Bo Emanuelson : Nya Wermlands Tidningen
The way in which the composer imagined the strange country, gave us an interesting musical score with true value.
Franco Quadri : La Repubblica
The string quartet is with Patrick De Clerck very active in the search for the unspeakable counterpoint.
Marcos Ordones : El Observador
The lyrical power is on its peak when Stavrogin expresses his desperate suffering, for the first and also his last time, in his song.
Giovanni Raboni : Corriere Della Sera
The narrative function of the music was very suggestive for my ears.
Claire Diez : La Libre Belgique
The breath-taking music, composed as a counterpoint to theatre.
Benjamin Henrichs : Die Zeit
Surviving is only for the musicians of the string quartet, who accompany the fall in fear of damnation with stoic sadness.
Mike Silverton : Fanfare
The music of Patrick De Clerck puts Belgium on the map of the musical world.
Barry Witherden : Gramophone
De Clerck's potent writing brings out the sense of stoical endurance, celebrating a quiet kind of optimism and courage
Maarten Beirens : De Standaard
The penetrating austerity of De Clerck's lament AI MORTI where the violinist has to sing while playing - a very striking effect.