The arts, both visual and musical, could be seen as one great, continuous exploration of the expressive potential of line, and lines in combination. The music in Genevieve Lacey’s, Line Drawings, is all monophonic, that is single line. But the music, Lacey’s playing, and Brook Andrew’s artwork accompanying the CD, are all suggestive of so much more complexity and
depth than a ‘single’ line.

The music is by 17th century Dutch recorder virtuosi and composer, Jacob van Eyck. Blind since birth, van Eyck was noted also as a carillon and organ player, with a fine ear for acoustics. His great legacy is Der Fluyten Lust-Hof– a mammoth volume of recorder works that...