At last I’m ready to face the reality of a world connected by means of the internet.
From now on I want you to show you here in this blog on which scores i’m working currently. And -who knows- now and then the thought which might have occurred to me while composing.
A while ago the pianist Liang-yu sent me a video. An amazing performance of the first part of the 13th sonata. As she already played last year ‘Busyness as usual’ (pun intended :-)) for clarinet and piano, I didn’t need any more incentives to write yet another piece for the piano. Although it turns out to be somewhat more than ‘another’ piece. After having concocted more than 9 hours of piano music, the task ahead tends to be rather difficult. Many times in the past I turned myself to the piano when I felt the need to define myself again as a composer. I feel -and I’m very happy about this- that the same need is arising again.
On the photo Liang-yu is playing with Tom Landschoot who’s currently trying to untangle the many threads of the upcoming ‘Tumbleweed concerto’ which will be performed in February with Symphony Orchestra Flanders. More about his endeavors with this piece in a later blog.