Draaf, Foekje. Draaf! (2011)
Read a news article (in Dutch) here.
Draaf, Foekje. Draaf! (Run, Foekje. Run!) was written at the request of Marten Postma. (Soli Brass) The commission was granted by 'Stichting Calliope'. (The Calliope Foundation)
It was premiered by Soli Brass and 'Vocaal Ensemble Cantatrix' in 'De Harmonie' in Leeuwarden on September 9, 2011. Conducted by Frans-Aert Burghgraef.
Stage design and footage was done by BUOG. (Bedenkers en Uitvoerders van Ongewone Gebeurtenissen - in English this would mean something like: Inventors and Performers of Unusual Events) Thanks to NOS-Sport television for supplying historical footage of Foekje Dillema . Showing this footage during performance is optional.
The Frisian text was written by Bouke Oldenhof.
duration: approx. 50 '
Percussion (6 players):
crotales (2 octaves)
Click here to watch the introduction to the première. You will have to understand Frisian, though.