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"The music of MUSO conjures various images. It can be dark like a foggy forrest or it can convey the movement of water emerging from the deep bottom of the sea.

His sounds touch and fulfill the soul in us."

- Nyosho Jin, Shakuhachi master


-" In the music of MUSO (Frans Moussault) we hear elusive sounds and colours moulding together -constantly changing without beginnings or ends.

We hear silence in all its wonder, awesomeness and depth.

We hear movement, emerging and receding as the waves of the sea.

From the fringe we can listen and look into and beyond the depths of perception, impression and thought"

Brian Pollard, former solo bassoonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra



    Fioretti stories told by Rob Hoogenboom 

​Life music by MUSO

’s-Hertogenbosch San Damiano

2 October 20:00

Wageningen Johannes de Doperkerk

4 October 16:00

Amsterdam Laverna

6 October 20:00

​see concerts


11 and 12 June 2021 Suntory Hall Tokyo

bass clarinet concerto Somei Satoh (world premiere)

with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor - Junichi Hirokami

​see concerts


Frans Moussault / MUSO (1969) born in Naarden studied clarinet and bass clarinet with Piet Honingh, Brian Pollard, Harry Sparnaaij, Alain Damiens and Giora Feidman. 

He studied meditative music with Nyosho Jin and Riley Lee.

He played with a.o. the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The ASKO Ensemble and Chris Hinze.

His musical horizon was set after he heard a Zen Shakuhachi at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in his first year of studying there.


portrait photographer: Keke Keukelaar