Silver & other poems by Tony Conran (1999)

for soprano, violin, cello and harp.

The composition consists of five independent songs, so they don't really form a cycle..

Written for Trio Ibert, Jan Erik van Regteren Altena (violin), Eduard  van Regteren Altena (cello) en Ernestine Stoop (harp) with soprano  Irene Maessen.

Première: 9 January 2001, in Podium Gigant, Apeldoorn by Trio Ibert en Irene Maessen.

duration: approx.. 12'


  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.

  My Guitar sonata (1982) is      now being published by
     Editiones Eudora (Madrid),

  Draaf, Foekje. Draaf!

    Watch the television interview.     (You need to understand Frisian,     though).