Various and sundry – this page is a mess, apologies. Unfortunately, my compositions are too few and far between, most of my writing work is in orchestration/arranging. I enjoy writing so much, though. Hereby a messy overview of things that are available to listen to, in no particular order.
Fuse (album expected 2016)
I wrote a piece called “Mister Black” for the group FUSE – for their upcoming CD. I was also fortunate enough to supervise the recordings of the CD (produced by Ronald Trijber). The piece has already been making the rounds at live concerts and on TV, and I’m just happy FUSE is happy.
Bach Re-Invented (Sony Classical Catalog # 1941682)
The Monster of Nix (Autour de Minuit/CinéTé/Studio Rosto A.D.)
Aside from orchestrating the film (and getting to arrange for Tom Waits, The Residents and Terry Gilliam), I composed the music for the opening credits and some other cues. Thanks to my amazing talented friend, Rosto A.D.
The Amsterdam Cello Biënnale
My working relationship with the Biënnale is very good, and I’ve arranged many things over the years for them, and I was asked to write a piece for 150 Cellos, all children. The piece is called “Letter J.” Then I got to conduct the orchestra (premiere was sold out at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam) with solo cellist Annie Tangberg – which resulted in several weeks of very awesome work with some very awesome young people.
“Amsterdam Electric” Guitar Festival/Adrian Belew
I was commissioned by my wonderful colleagues Jack Pisters and Wiek Hijmans to write a 20-minute piece (called “Aid“) for Adrian Belew, and 200 amateur electric guitarists and bassists. I got to conduct the premiere in the Melkweg in Amsterdam (with giant pieces of cardboard), and it was tremendous fun working with everyone.
Brown and Nocturne (Absolute Ensemble/Carel Kraayenhof/Concertgebouw)
I had the pleasure of writing this 25-minute fiasco for the great bandoneon player Carel Kraayenhof, thanks to my friend Kristjan Järvi and his Absolute Ensemble. It was toured and well-received. Hopefully, it’ll get properly recorded and you can hear it someday. I’m working on getting it on a CD.
On The Job Training (Consortium Films)
I wrote the music for the movie (nearly entirely comprised out of processed samples, with some live strings added). Writer/director Geff Zamor is a friend, and generally funny as hell.