Heat and Memory (2021) for solo violin and live electronics was written for violinist Emma Breedveld and premiered at the November Music Festival in ‘s Hertogenbosch. [Please see https://gabortarjan.com/watch/ for a video and a more detailed description of the piece.
Er zit een monster in mijn hoofd (2021) was written for the 3rd edition of the Utrecht Requiem and deals with the life of a man with an exceptionally serious case of ADHD.
Duet for solo violin (2021) (performed here by violinist Emma Breedveld) was originally written for the dance production Hotel HereWhereThere. This piece is also part of a larger work for solo violin and live electronics entitled Heat and Memory.
Back to Oz (2019) was the Christmas hit of 2019 at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht. It was produced by Het Filiaal theatermakers, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht and Slagwerk Den Haag (Percussion group The Hague). The music is performed by KO!Brass, Slagwerk Den Haag, Naomi van der Linden, Henke Tuinstra, Sacha Muller, Maurits van den Berg, Jaike Belfor, Ramses Graus, Eileen Graham, Rosita Segers and Barend van Daal. (Click on the title in the link to see a list of all selections.)
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.
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.