Performance at The Hague Central Library
I think I was seven when I got my first library card - old enough (at least in my opinion) to start reading "real books" (those being the ones that don't consist mainly of pictures). The first aforementioned real book I read was C.S. Lewis' "The Silver Chair" - in Dutch, obviously, and retrospectively with rather big letters, but I still remember getting it (and promptly going out to loan four more books, getting quite upset when I found out that was the limit, never mind I c
Metamorphosis II and the Silence Duet
So, Philip Glass. Not exactly a challenge for any pianist, but made very interesting indeed by the choreography made to it - it's always wonderful to work with dancers. "Solo Piano" (1989) is an album of piano music composed by Philip Glass. It was produced by Kurt Munkacsi. The title of five of the seven tracks, "Metamorphosis", refers to and was inspired by the 1915 short story "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka. The silence duet is, at least for the pianist, to be compared
"An Evening of Music and Dance" premiered!
And so, after two(ish) weeks of rehearsal, we came to performance day, and it was awesome. Our final “normal” rehearsal had been Wednesday night, in which the Grand Finale was choreographed – to my singing the piece, because the dancers needed a mirror to do the actual choreographing, which was only available in the dance studio, which didn’t have a piano in it. Thus I spent this rehearsal trying to sing a three-part harmony with myself, which probably would’ve gone a lot be
Performance on Landgoed de Paltz, in collaboration with Flow Performing Arts
It was supposed to be a relatively "easy" performance. I've known Florence Rapati, the Artistic Director and creator of Flow Performing Arts, for quite some time. Therefore, although we hadn't really worked together as performers before this point, when she asked me to play some pieces as live accompaniment to three choreographies of hers, I agreed without hesitation. It was to be Beethoven's Moonlight sonata, first movement, Phillip Glass' second Metamorphosis, and Saint-Saë