For Symphony Orchestra and percussion soloist
Written in October 2017
A carefully curated program containing music from composers of today. The program would fit in various concert halls with adventurous programming. Welcome to the Now shows the versatility of percussion, from impressive fast drumming to melodic chamber music. The orchestra's percussion section also has a chance to share the spotlight together with the soloist.
The concert is fully directed and has a unique light design.
We bring a deserted warehouse back to life by transforming it for one evening into one of the world’s most exciting music stages. A top orchestra and legendary soloists gather for an electrifying night diving into music from Beethoven to Hans Zimmer.
For Chamber Orchestra was written for conductor Elim Chan.
Written in January 2017
This concept exists out of a script, music timeline, stage plan and production plan. We're planning to program this project in the upcoming years. 'Expectations' focuses on a young audience presenting music from Beethoven, Philip Glass, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Xenakis and Hans Zimmer. It's like a symphonic poem in which music styles fluidly alternate with one another. In the picture you can read more about the concept, if you're interested in collaborating on this please contact me.
A cross-over between symphonic and techno music, Playground Sinfonica explores the digitalisation of today’s society and its alarming impact.
In today’s world, we humans are depending on computers and gradually robots for everything. In trains verbal communication with each other is replaced by constant consumption of social media, and we read our newspapers on our tablet. We also hear this phenomenon in the sounds around us—an authentic, beautiful bell is now replaced by a digital sound. In Japan technology can even enable boys to date with digital ‘girls’ on an app. Human contact and social interaction seems to have lost its value and disappearing from our daily life.
With Playground Sinfonica we ask a question: Do we want computers to take over our lives? Do we want artificial intelligence to take control?
Using techniques and synthesizers like composers such as Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer, we combine one of the most traditional acoustic ways of music making, the classical orchestra, with the digital techno music of today. The concert starts with a full orchestra performing a minimalist composition, “The Chairman Dances” by John Adams. From there we embark on a journey through various phases of digitalizing the music, where the ultimate stage would be an absence of musicians on stage, any sort of human quality is eliminated and the computer is the sole “performer”.
Available from 2020/2021.
Opening a new hall? Celebrating something? Wanting to reach a new audience? Special theme coming up?
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