iMages

CR: 64
Year: 2010
Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: 3 Singers & Ensemble
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2 Sopranos
Mezzo-Soprano

2 Flutes (both alternating Piccolo and Alto Flute)
Clarinet in Bb (alternating Bass Clarinet in Bb)
2 Soprano Saxophones (No. 1 alternating Alto Sax, No. 2 alternating Baritone Sax)

Trumpet in C
Horn in F
2 Tenor Trombones
Tuba

Electric Guitar
Bass Guitar

Piano (alternating Synthesizer)

Percussion
Tubular Bells
Vibraphone
Drum set
Bass Drum

Sandra Pujols (soprano), Merlijn Runia (soprano), Maria Fiselier (mezzo-soprano) & Orkest de Ereprijs conducted by Wim Boerman

The Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn is a wonderful event that takes place every year. I took part in it once, in 2010. Orkest de Ereprijs takes a key position in this event. All of the participants write a short piece to be performed by them with the addition of a few singers. iMages was written specifically for this occassion.

The piece portrays a surrealistic yet delineated world that takes place under influence of amongst others the speed of exchange of information and the internet as a phenemon. The piece uses a montage form, in which use is made of short 'samples', that towards the end of the piece becomes increasingly hectic.

The texts sung by the three singers consist of some short fragments of texts from various sources that are connected to each other in an almost surrealistic way. The texts at the beginning of the piece are from my own hand, those in the middle are taken from a few technical descriptions found on the internet of various devices, in French and German. In the last part of the piece the texts consists of various cries, onomatopoeia, and scat vocals, originating from pop music and jazz.

show past performances
  • 19 February 2010, 20.15, Podium and Film Theatre Gigant, Nieuwstraat 377, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (Premiere)
    Sandra Pujols (soprano), Maarja Purga (soprano), Maria Fiselier (mezzo-soprano) & Orkest de Ereprijs conducted by Rob Vermeulen
    Final Concert Young Composers Meeting
  • 8 September 2010, 12.30, Bernard Haitinkzaal, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sandra Pujols (soprano), Merlijn Runia (soprano), Maria Fiselier (mezzo-soprano) & Orkest de Ereprijs conducted by Wim Boerman
    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2010
  • 28 March 2011, 19.30, Arnold Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Singers & Instrumentalists of the Royal Conservatoire conducted by Christiaan Richter
    CASS 4
    Conductor Christiaan Richter
    Soprano 1 Sandra Pujols
    Soprano 2 Maarja Purga
    Mezzo-Soprano Liza van der Peijl
    Flute 1 Paulius Gefenas
    Flute 2 Emeline Dessi
    Clarinet Enric Sans Morera
    Saxophone 1 Femke Steketee
    Saxophone 2 Marijke Kroon
    Trumpet Anne Oelers
    Horn Sebastian Ritzel
    Tenor Trombone 1 Georgios Kachrimanis
    Tenor Trombone 2 Rudolfs Kulbergs
    Tuba Adrian Miranda Redondo
    Electric Guitar Elliot Simpson
    Bass Guitar Giovanni Bermúdez
    Piano Nadya Janitra
    Percussion Natalia Alvarez-Arenas Arias
  • 19 April 2011, 16.00, Arnold Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Singers & Instrumentalists of the Royal Conservatoire conducted by Christiaan Richter
    Spring Festival
    Conductor Christiaan Richter
    Soprano 1 Sandra Pujols
    Soprano 2 Maarja Purga
    Mezzo-Soprano Liza van der Peijl
    Flute 1 Paulius Gefenas
    Flute 2 Emeline Dessi
    Clarinet Enric Sans Morera
    Saxophone 1 Femke Steketee
    Saxophone 2 Marijke Kroon
    Trumpet Anne Oelers
    Horn Sebastian Ritzel
    Tenor Trombone 1 Thijs Visser
    Tenor Trombone 2 Rudolfs Kulbergs
    Tuba Pablo Briones
    Electric Guitar Elliot Simpson
    Bass Guitar Giovanni Bermúdez
    Piano Nadya Janitra
    Percussion Natalia Alvarez-Arenas Arias
  • 20 April 2011, 16.00, Arnold Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Singers & Instrumentalists of the Royal Conservatoire conducted by Christiaan Richter
    Live broadcast and interview for Viertakt on Radio 4
    Conductor Christiaan Richter
    Soprano 1 Sandra Pujols
    Soprano 2 Maarja Purga
    Mezzo-Soprano Liza van der Peijl
    Flute 1 Paulius Gefenas
    Flute 2 Emeline Dessi
    Clarinet Enric Sans Morera
    Saxophone 1 Femke Steketee
    Saxophone 2 Marijke Kroon
    Trumpet Anne Oelers
    Horn Sebastian Ritzel
    Tenor Trombone 1 Klaas van Slageren
    Tenor Trombone 2 Rudolfs Kulbergs
    Tuba Pablo Briones
    Electric Guitar Elliot Simpson
    Bass Guitar Giovanni Bermúdez
    Piano Nadya Janitra
    Percussion Natalia Alvarez-Arenas Arias

Awarded with a commission for a work for the International Masterclass Apeldoorn, at the Young Composers Meeting 2010 in Apeldoorn.

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