1998 – …


  • April: Release score “Suite for organ” at www.euprint.be
  • March: Release CD “Faust”
  • Octobre: Release CD “Concerto Continuo”


  • February: “The Rock” : Multimedia show based on the music of The Wall (Pink Floyd)
  • July: composing “Faust”, suite for clarinet quartet, commissioned by Theatre Abazjour Aalst
  • Octobre: Full CD Recording of “Pianopieces I & II”, “Hommage” (piano + violin) and “Triptic” (piano + basstrombone)


  • December: publication “Hommage” by Metropolis Music Publishing, a classical piece for violin and piano.
  • May: Premiere “Four pieces for brass quartet” – publication by Metropolis Music Publishing soon.
  • April: String quartet arrangements for singer Sarah Ferri
  • January: Release 2nd single “Blinded” by Geike, co-written by Karel.


  • February: publication of piano books by Metropolis Music Publishing, “Children”“Piano pieces 1”“Piano pieces II”.
  • February: creation “Bestiarium”(Leonardo Da Vinci), a piece for youth female choir Caloroso in collaboration with composer Maarten Van Ingelghem and theatre writer Alain Pringels.
  • May:publication “Trinity” by Metropolis Music Publishing, a piece for bass trombone and piano (or vibraphone).
  • May: Suite for the Royal Music Chapel of the Marines, performance in Oostende.


  • Compositions for the new project of Kyoko Baertsoen (Lunascape, Hooverphonic).
  • Composition of a piece for bass trombone and vibes (presentation on March 14th 2010).
  • Arrangements for the project ‘3 x Goud’ (‘Three Times a Golden Jubilee’), a music theatre on the occasion of 150 years Academie voor Podiumkunsten Aalst.


  • Karel (piano) en Mieke Delauré (cello) accompany Geike Arnaert on September 10th at BOZAR in Brussels at the Klarafestival during an evening with Alicia Nafe, Gabriel Rios and Girls in Hawaii.


  • July: official CD presentation of Radea at Blue Note Festival Ghent.
  • May: Release of ‘Radea’, Chroma’s debut album. Singers David Linx and Geike Arnaert (Hooverphonic) and also Peter Hertmans (guitar), Ingrid Weetjens (vocals), Tuur Florizoone (accordion) and Peter Schneider (percussion) co-operate on the album.
  • Conversations‘: spectacle with an exciting combination of jazz, fusion, accordion and spoken word. Special guests are actress Hilde Heijnen (Rupel, Matroesjka’s) and accordionist Tuur Florizoone (Tricycle). Playwright Alain Pringels (theatre company ‘De Appel’ – The Hague), with whom Van Marcke has already co-operated for many years, writes the lines for this spectacle.
  • Stop!‘: for this stalled project, Karel Van Marcke writes the music in a week based on existing choreography and libretto.


  • Composition of several songs for the album ‘Radea‘ by Chroma.
  • Music and arrangements for the children’s musical ‘Commenius project‘ performed by the children of the primary school Sint–Bavo–Instituut Ghent.
  • Project ‘Mijn Kapellekensbaan‘ (‘My Chapel Road’) commissioned by the Aalsters Componistenplatform. A concert with a jazz ensemble together with a narrator/actor and a dancer, based on the novel by Louis Paul Boon. The spectacle was directed by Anton Coghe.
  • Co-operation between Chroma and Hilde Heijnen for the Gentse Feesten (‘The Ghent Festival’).
  • Arrangements for the musical theatre ‘Moenie worrie nie!‘ in Aalst.


  • The composition ‘Senses for Life’ wins the Sabam Composition Prize 2005 (European Jazz Contest in Hoeilaart).
  • Foundation of jazz band Chroma.
  • Composition ‘Hommage‘ for piano and violin commissioned by vzw Muza (Aalst).
  • Composition of ‘Suite for Organ’, a classical organ piece, commissioned by the Internationaal Orgelfestival in Veurne.
  • Music and arrangements for the children’s musical ‘Commenius project‘ performed by the children of the primary school Sint–Bavo–Instituut Ghent.


  • Rotary Wheels (Overture for a Stranger)‘ commissioned by the Vlaams Radio Orkest.
  • Guest composer at the Brussels Royal Conservatory on the occasion of the Belgian Jazz Composers’ Week.


  • Project ‘De Zotte Koning‘ (‘The Crazy King’): a multimedia jazz concert. A script by actor/director Alain Pringels based on a jazz composition by Karel Van Marcke with video fragments by Visual Kitchen and the voices of Eddy Vereycken and Hilde Heijnen. The sound processing is done by Köhn.
  • Release of ‘Remembrance‘, Jambangle’s second album.
  • Zappa Meets Bond‘: project by Jambangle with Kyoko and Tom Van Landuyt with work of Frank Zappa and film music from the James Bond movies.


  • Tour with Jambangle for the JazzLab Series.
  • Release of ‘Trinity Song’, Jambangle’s debut album.


  • Composition ‘Stringquartet 1‘ commissioned by Soloists of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg. Rubio String Quartet played the Belgian premiere in June 2001.
  • Together with Michel Bisceglia and Werner Bello, Karel Van Marcke arranges the music for the animated series Symfollies.
  • Jambangle performs on Radio Klara Day in Hasselt.


  • The composition ‘Changes’ is Laureate Sabam Composition Prize 2000 (European Jazz Contest, Jazz Hoeilaart). ‘Sebastian Gampert’s Contrast Sextet’ receives the second prize for best performance of a Belgian piece.
  • Eight compositions for Jambangle’s debut album: ‘Trinity Song’.
  • Piano solo works ‘Children’.


  • Composition of ‘Triptic‘: brass quintet for the Soloists of the National Orchestra of Belgium.
  • Ouverture for Symphonic Brassband‘: several compositions are performed during the final exam Composition and Arrangement by Erwin Vann, Stephan Brackaval, Michel Bisceglia, De muziekkapel van de Gidsen e.a.
  • Score for two promotional movies for the British High Speed Line 1 with a total length of 75 minutes. The movies are presented to Tony Blair and the British Parliament.
  • Arrangements for a large string orchestra commissioned by Michel Bisceglia (Iris project – AB Brussel such as Jean Bosco Safari).
  • Several ads, such as for Radio Donna.


  • Composition ‘Variations on a theme called Equinox‘ for large jazz ensemble.
  • Soundtrack for a promotion movie of V-lux (15 minutes long), that is shown throughout the world at trade fairs.
  • Composition ‘Birth of the Monday Night Suite‘ for large jazz ensemble.
  • Composition ‘Train tune‘ for large jazz ensemble.