It's the second time that I was inspired by a painting. This time is was Charles Lamb's painting The crossroads dance in Connacht.
The way Irish peasants are depicted, showing much expression and movement, a number of watching people and a violinist, these features inspired
me to write this piece.
Written for Tjeerd Top (violin) and Mariken Zandvliet (piano)
They premiered it on November 12, 2005 in "de Muziekkamer" in Zaandam. (The Netherlands)
duration: approx. 7' 30"
Currently working on a work for saxophone quartet, requested by the Bron Saxophone Quartet.
My latest work is "Ritual text for the afterlife" for women's choir and tubular bells.
Ancient Greek goldplates with texts - recently found in graves - that were carried by the dead on their journey to afterlife.
In progress is a work of a much bigger scale: Blodeuwedd, a dance poem for narrator, singer/reciter, dancer and ensemble. The poem is by the Welsh poet Tony Conran.
Another recent work (2016) is
O me! O life! (Walt Whitman) for choir and string quintet.