From Tower to Thoor for carillon (2004)
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)