Van Marken Ensembles
Instruments: All kinds of ensembles
Instruments: Flutes (one player: piccolo, flute, alt-flute), Marimba, Vibraphone, Cymbal, Triangle, Claves.
Februari 2020 This composition was requested by Triomotion, a trio that comprises mallet-percussionists and a flute player for their chamber-concert in the Opern-foyer of the Staatstheater in Kassel.
The composition is based on a fairy-tale by the Grimm-brothers. Read more about the story and inspiration.
Das Hirtenbüblein for Woodwind Quintet
Pubermeisjes (Puberty girls)
Instruments: 4 or more flutes, 2 piccolo
During my summerschool at the Musik Akademie Marktoberdorf 2018, I met a great group of flute players. (They performed a piece for piccolo’s, and we concluded after that, that the es-clarinet is not such a horrible instrument after all.) It seemed to me that there would be much more possible with flutes and piccolo’s, so I wrote ‘Pubermeisjes’ (Girls in puberty) . The giggling, gossiping and sadness of girls together in school-toilets, inspired me to write this piece.
“Bore out” Tango
Instruments: Saxopone ensemble, 1 clarinet and 1 percussionist
In the summer of 2018 I visited a composition summerschool at the Musikakademie of Marktoberdorf. I brought a tango and the saxophone section decided to play the piece during their musical party.
The piece is a test to hear how long you can go on with a not so interesting theme. Hence the name ‘Bore out’, as opposed to the more common ‘Burned out’ in my other pieces, that are sometimes full of abrupt changes and ideas.