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What is a nail (2019) for mixed choir and ensemble (5 players) was commisioned by the Fenix Choir of Amsterdam for their 20th anniversary. The piece is based on the poem Susie Asado by Gertrude Stein. The choir members also play approximately 40 music-box mechanisms with as many different melodies as possible.

Susie Asado

Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea.
       Susie Asado.
Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea.
       Susie Asado.
Susie Asado which is a told tray sure.
A lean on the shoe this means slips slips hers.
When the ancient light grey is clean it is yellow, it is a silver seller.
This is a please this is a please there are the saids to jelly. These are the wets these say the sets to leave a crown to Incy.
Incy is short for incubus.
A pot. A pot is a beginning of a rare bit of trees. Trees tremble, the old vats are in bobbles, bobbles which shade and shove and render clean, render clean must.
       Drink pups.
Drink pups drink pups lease a sash hold, see it shine and a bobolink has pins. It shows a nail.
What is a nail. A nail is unison.
Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea.

 

Libera Me (Leef zoals ik wil) from “An Utrecht Requiem” (2017) performed by the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Ensemble Insomnio. Tivoli/Vredenburg, Utrecht

Dies Irae (Schuldig Hart) from “An Utrecht Requiem” (2017) performed by the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Esnemble Insomnio. Tivoli/Vredenburg, Utrecht

Music for String Quartet taken from the theatre production, Spoor by Het Filiaal Theatermakers. Movements 2,3,5 and 7. Performed by the String Quartet of the Ives Ensemble: Emma Breedveld, violin; Carel den Hertog, violin; Ruben Sanderse, viola and Job ter Haar, cello.

Music from The Nightwatchman, (2018) a theatre production by Het Filiaal Theatermakers. Solo violin, viola and whistling by Emma Breedveld

Far from Earth (2017) solo instrumental composed for the theatre production Enkeltje Mars by Het Filiaal Theatermakers. Performed by G. Tarján on large and small amplified cacti, dried leaves, keyboard and hulusi (traditional Chinese flute) and voice.

Latitude/Longitude (2016) for harp and percussion. Commisioned by DuoHarpverk and the NFPK. Originally performed by Katie Buckley and Frank Aarnink, Reykjavik, Iceland. This performance, by Eva Tebbe, harp and Niels Meliefste, percussion is from the November Music Festival 2018. Score available from Donemus Publishers https://webshop.donemus.com/action/front/sheetmusic/14933

Endless Rain (2016) for harp (also playes gongs) and percussion (songbells or vibraphone and gongs). This piece is the last section of Latitude/Longitude. Performed by Katie Buckley and Frank Aarnink, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Jimisme (2015) for soprano, bass clarinet and soundtrack. Commisioned by Andrea van Beek and performed by Andrea van Beek, Gareth Davis and Jim Bouwens.

Don’s Dance (extended) (2014) created for the theater production Woestewolf by Het Filiaal Theatermakers.