Over the summer, I wrote a playful and slightly mischievous piece for amateur Open Score ensemble. That means it’s playable by any instruments, to be determined by what happens to be available. It was a fun challenge.
I am delighted that my creation (which goes by the name of IKaggen) got selected for the final of CoMA’s composition competition (that’s “Contemporary Music for All”), and will be performed in Maastricht in March!
Read more here.
I am thrilled to announce that Donemus Publishing will be publishing my music!
Expect to hear more about this in the near future.
Flashback to almost three months ago, when Ugly Pug premiered my piece Crossroads and their similarly named album. Watch the aftermovie here!
(Really, do; it’s very cool!)
Thea Derks interviewed me about Crossroads and wrote a wonderful article about the piece, my music, and the collaboration between me and Ugly Pug.
Read it here in English of het Nederlands
CD Digipak edition of Ugly Pug’s debut album #Crossroads (Olive Music/Etcetera Records) is now available to order here! I am delighted with this amazing recording of my work (Crossroads)by these gentlemen.
The extensive booklet includes, next to program notes and introductions of every composer, the ensemble and the musicians, beautiful and comprehensive liner notes by Sara Constant.
You can purchase or listen to it online or get a physical copy here.
Amaranti Ensemble is a traverso (Baroque flute) & harpsichord duo based in the States. In the winter they got in touch, and asked me to write them a piece for their project “From Scapegoat to Feminist Icon – Reflections on Guinevere”. I am always delighted to meet musicians who actively promote female composers, and excited for our collaboration!
At first I was unfamiliar with the story of Guinevere (aka “King Arthur’s wife”) but soon learned that her character (in various retellings of the story over the course of a millenium) is a reflection of ideas about women. My Guinevere is a woman with strength and sex-appeal, but still unmistakably woman. I like how my work so often ends up being about what this means to me.
Read more about the project here.
In 2018 I wrote a piece for Doris Hochscheid and Frans van Ruth (cello & piano), a musical painting of my inner communication with the beauty of the Himalaya’s, where I’d been shortly before. Doris & Frans have made a lovely video of it, at a green and summery Salon Ruigoord. Allow yourself to be transported, for 20 minutes…
– click here for the video –
The Cello Museum is an initiative by two cellists based in the States: a website about all things cello.
What’s more, they feature unaccompanied cello music by women composed in their series “That’s what she said”. As a cellist and female composer, I can’t imagine a more perfect match! And am delighted to be included in their December issue.
Take a look
In 2015 I wrote the Moon Suite (cello solo) for my good friend Ragnhild E. Wesenberg. She recently made an awesome video recording of it, which is now online for your eyes and ears.
I’m delighted that Ugly Pug will be recording Crossroads (recorder, electric guitar, viola da gamba, harpsichord) in January. Their album will be presented in April. See Agenda for more information, and stay tuned for more updates on this exciting collaboration.