Originally, the idea of DRE was to do something different with the music of the great guitarist and composer Roland Dyens (1955 – 2016). To these works - originally composed for classical guitar solo (Ine Clerckx) - a violin (Reinout Pauwels), double bass (Daniele Giampaolo) and percussion (Lucas Heytens) were added. Even though the works of Dyens are seen as classical guitar music, influences of jazz, Brazilian music and French Chanson are unmistakable.
After this, DRE started to adapt classical guitar works from Latin-American origin with a folkloric touch for their setting. They arranged a set of works by Cherubito, Ramirez and Maria Luisa Anido.
For their current program, DRE is returning to their roots: rearranging their Dyens repertoire and adding new works to the list. They intend to record this program and bring out a first CD! To this end, they organised a crowdfunding campaign which ended successfully on December 5th. They would like to thank everybody who contributed to their goal and in doing so made it possible to actually record the CD. Recording days are scheduled for the end of April.