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21 Jan 2015

 So here it is - the third and final movement of Mon Livre Rouge!

 

Since this week all the video edits of Mon Livre Rouge are up for the close scrutiny of... well, anyone, really!

 

The solo piano piece, composed by Jannum Kruidhof, was finished in October 2014 and record...

7 Dec 2014

I got the audio file of this recording last week. The video followed this weekend. And I have to say, I'm pretty stunned.

 

I mean, it's something knowing that you're working with professionals, and that the product that's going to come out is going to be something worth...

7 Dec 2014

It's been a while since this concert.

 

It doesn't make it any less awesome.

 

To be honest, when I first got the score - about two weeks before concert - I did a bit of a deer-in-headlights impression when looking at the rythms, because as catchy as it sounds, the first t...

19 Nov 2014

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 Dutc...

19 Nov 2014

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 Mun...

19 Nov 2014

A couple of years ago, I heard this piece performed, and then didn't rest until I'd hunted down a copy of it.

 

The only one I could find was the rather fancy "Limited Edition" printed by Breitkopf & Härtel in 2002 - pretty green hardcover, gold lettering, the works - wh...

11 Nov 2014

Apparently, I can’t get enough of the Nordic Countries. I would’ve said Scandinavia, but I’ve been told off too often about Finland not being part of it – I really should have paid better attention in geography, because in my head it really does, and evidently I don’t...

31 Oct 2014

A proper recording of a new piece is always something very desirable. Therefore Jannum, the composer and instigator of Walking the Wire, and I figured that since I knew “Mon Livre Rouge” anyway, we might as well try and put together a fancy recording at The Hague Conse...

10 Oct 2014

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...

4 Oct 2014

It has been hinted at already, in the cheerful little “next performance” box on the right-hand side of my home page – a concert will be given in De Regentenkamer, The Hague, on Sunday the 12th of October 2014.

 

And not just any concert.

 

A concert featuring the works of...

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