Composer in residence Kade Podiumkunsten Deinze

  Dit jaar ben ik ‘composer in residence’ in de academie voor muziek, woord en dans van Deinze, de academie waar ik vele jaren les gegeven heb, weliswaar naast mijn opdracht aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium (nu School of Arts) van Gent. Nu het nieuwe decreet voor het deeltijds kunstonderwijs, eindelijk ook het creëren (‘from scratch’)…

News, news, news

Hallo again. Second month of 2019, and I’m glad to tell you that I’ve finished a new score. The incomparable Khaldei Trio asked me to compose a piece to celebrate their 100th concert. I duly obliged and this resulted in ‘Visions of an outcome’. I really loved to compose for a combination of which I…

2019

Dear friends A new year! And I’m proud to say I started this year with finishing a new piece for oboe solo. ‘Code Buster (an optimist’s game)’ Inspired by all things cyber. And mainly these books: books ‘The formula’ by Luke Dormehl and ‘The rise and fall of software recipes’ by Darius Blasband. The piece…

Earth, fire and water concert

Wednesday 21 November at 8 PM, the Maltese pianist Gabi Sultana will play a very exciting program in Music centre De Bijloke Ghent for the benefit of two organizations taking care of the burn victims. She’ll perform a short piece ‘Au départ’ of mine and the world creation of my 21st Sonata, Atlantis renascent, which…

Pillars of silence

Finished a piece for two superb recorder players: Tomma Wessel and Ines Rasbach of the Apsara recorder ensemble. I called it ‘Säulen der Stille’. It is a set of 7 short duos – rather frenetic duos I should say. In between these, there are moments of very concentrated silence, the so called ‘pillars of silence’.…

Mozart making waves

Dear friends. Joyful news! Maybe you remember the accident of our son Yann in april 2016. He’s still recovering. But recently is asked to be an extra in the new production of ‘Die Zauberflöte’ in the opera house ‘La Monnaie’ in Brussels. Five male burn victims and five female blind persons have been selected to…

  Dear friends. The end of July is already nearing, which means that for almost three months I didn’t post anything. The only excuse I have is no excuse: I’ve worked rather hard. Completed a little concerto for marimba and orchestra (‘Trip the light fantastic’) for Acorde Deinze, a rather piece for marimba and piano…

End of the road

  Dear friends Finished the 24th sonata today. Thirty-six ones was my initial goal, but I feel that I’ve more or less said what I’m able to say in this form. Without exterior incentive, I might stop here. The title of the sonata is: where the trail becomes a trace. Reaching the end of the…

Rebellion

Another sonata finished: 23rd Sonata three chords rebellion Just sent it to Luc Van Loo who will record this new piece in December. Apparently he’s glad with the new one. One really should admire him for his magnificent stamina: it’s already for the third time that he’ll attack a sonata composed by yours truly. Number…

For the records

  Just finished ‘What Beats Watts’ for Beat Love Oracle. The 13th and largest piece for the idiosynchratic quartet Beat Love Oracle I’ve founded with Ronald, Stijn and Frank last year. This time I was able to come up with a longer piece: 14 minutes of grooviness combined with a more transparent texture. As opposed…