Confluence: a place where two rivers or streams join to become one.
The year is 1996. Classically trained saxophonist Niels Bijl is at the end of his Conservatorium education. In a record shop in the centre of Enschede: in a spare hour he is trawling the cd racks, looking for unknown music, new inspiration. Ronald Moelker walks past him, purposefully, towards the counter. With a clear question: do you also have recordings of classical music on saxophone?
A conversation quickly follows, a friendship is born. Ronald has just moved to Twente, after an intensive period full of Baroque and Renaissance music in the North of the country. Ronald, searching for peace and inspiration. Niels, finishing his study, searching for adventure and musical identity. Contact information is exchanged. Ronald gives Niels his recording of the Fantasies of Telemann. The foundations have been laid.