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Cello Biënalle Amsterdam


Thur 27 Oct, 17:00, Muziekgebouw

This Thursday Slagwerk Den Haag and the Biënnale Cello Band and will premiere my new game-piece Magical Quest at the Cello Biënalle Amsterdam, alongside new works by Martijn Padding, Pete Harden, Genevieve Murphy, and Hilary Jeffery.  The commission assignment was to explore the possibilities of a composition limited to one sheet of paper.  The one-pagers are on display on the second floor of the Muziekgebouw for the duration of the Biënalle, so take a look at them this week and come hear the One Page Compositions performed this Thursday

Bow Hammer Connection


Sat 11 Nov, 15:30, November Music

We just released a video trailer for Bow Hammer Connection, a new project pairing the two most ancient ingredients of music -- melody & rhythm -- with cutting edge electronics. With Isa Goldschmeding, violin and kick drums; Micha de Kanter, sound and live electronics; and me on the drum kit and with a new composition called Dance Suite in G.  Also on the program works by David Lang (NL-premiere), John Luther Adams, David Dramm, Molly Joyce, and Sonic Youth.  Check out the first performance of BHC at November Music

Music For Bars


Sat 29 Oct, 22:15, Theater aan het Spui

Music For Bars: 3 dancers + 3 percussionists in a 60-minute amplification of sonic, physical, and social elements of a bar near you.  In collaboration with Club Guy & Roni's Poetic Disasters Club and Slagwerk Den Haag, this project goes on a 10-bar tour around the Netherlands this Autumn.  Next stop: Theater aan het Spui this Saturday.  Watch SDH's Facebook events page for the full tour schedule

NY Times Review

And finally, here's a nice New York Times review of my latest orchestral work Collective, premiered at Carnegie Hall by the New York Youth Symphony and conductor Joshua Gersen last May.

Best wishes to you all for the rest of 2016!


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