chamber music & VOCAL WORKS
Uncreated Light, Op. 7
for small ensemble & electronics
"Uncreated Light" was written for a small ensemble, more precisely for alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, tam-tam, claves, timpani, harp, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and electronics (reverberation sound FX and amplification). Its length is approx. 11 minutes.
It takes inspiration of the Orthodox Christian theology concerning Divine Light and Divine Energies. In the music the appearance of it is described as well as a first moment of uncertainty and even fear of the unknown. But during the course of the piece, this fear is developped into acceptance and fulfillment, as the light's Divine nature and eternity become clear. Eventually the Light indulges everything and everything becomes one within it.
Musically this is expressed through extended playing techniques, spectralist approaches to orchestration and drones.
Demut, Op. 6
for mixed choir, string quartet and carillon
"Demut" was written as the final outcome of my master studies. Musical concepts evolving around topics such as "time", "silence" and "eternity", as well as a respectful attitude towards the sacred in the arts, were a constant focus in my studies and continue to be in my musical practice. "Demut", was written based on these topics and inspired by eastern orthodox traditions and spirituality. It is composed for string quartet, mixed choir and carillon and it was premiered on the 11.06.2022 in the Grote Kerk in Enschede (NL). The performance was organized together with Wilminktheater, carillonneur Esther Schopman and conductor Jurriaan Poesse. You may listen to the full concert with the video on the left.
2 Latin Prayers, Op. 5