In 2002 I was in Ireland to visit William Butler Yeats' country. To me it was a sort of pilgrimage. As was the case with his tower,
which he had bought and lived in for a number of years. He called it Thoor Ballylee.
This short composition is an ode to this impressive tower. What better way then to do this from another tower.
Written at the request of Frans Haagen, carillonneur of the Tower in Kampen. (The Netherlands)
Première: 9 July, 2004 in Kampen.
duration: approx. 3'
(the score is now on display in the adjacent visitors' room)
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.