I'm thrilled to have received two new compositions for my ensemble 528 Hz. Composer Cinzia Nistico wrote a piece called "Achter Mij" and composer Kieran Klaasen wrote "Forward". Together with Igor Iofe's "Healing" and Jelle Verstraten's "The Tragic... The Ecstatic... The Sublime?" these pieces will will be premiered by 528Hz on Sunday December 15th in Amsterdam.
The past few months I was followed by photographer Jan Wind, who made a huge amount of photographs and sound recordings at my concerts. With this material Jan made a video portrait for his website Kleurrijk Dordt. I am very pleased with the result: this portrait is a very intimate and personal view into my musical activities.
During my tour through the USA and Canada, I recorded some tracks with Canadian singer-songwriter Sébastien Lafleur in Montréal. You can hear the theremin part in two songs: check out the song featured below. It's my personal favorite, called "À dos de dragon" (on a dragon's back).
I've updated my audio page! Take a moment to check out what I've been up to these last few years. All fragments (Martinu, Fuleihan, Schillinger, Popoff and many more) were recorded live in concert. I'll be adding more recordings frequently, so stay tuned!
My summer tour in the USA and Canada ended at the Caramoor estate. As most theremin enthusiasts know Caramoor is the former house of theremin virtuosa Lucie Bigelow Rosen, who was responsible for the comissioning of Martinu's Fantasia and took her theremin on three European tours. I was so lucky to be invited and see the beautiful estate and most important Lucie's beautiful instrument!
This year, Thierry Frenkel's Theremin Summer Academy has two extra teachers: Wilco Botermans and yours truly. Carolina Eyck and Thierry Frenkel will provide their lessons (individual and ensemble) as usual. Apart from teaching individual lessons, I will give a workshop on Clara Rockmore. Thierry's website provides more information and a registration form if you're interested.
In June and July I'm touring in the USA and Canada: first I'm playing at a concert of the New York Theremin Society followed by the Boston Vilna Shul. After that I’m doing a recording in Montréal with a Canadian musician, Sébastien Lafleur. The last stop is the Ottawa Music and Beyond festival, where I’ll be playing three concerts.
Door dradmin op zo, 31/01/2016 - 23:10
I'm very pleased to announce that after about eighty years, a real 'Electrio' will finally perform again. This ensemble exists of a space controlled theremin, a theremincello and a piano and can be compared to a classical piano trio.
The theremincello is a very rare instrument, that has been revived by Thierry Frenkel in a new form. The trio (Thorwald Jørgensen - theremin, Marieke van der Heyden - theremincello and Thijn Vermeulen - piano) will perform at the 2013 edition of the Cellofestival Dordrecht (NL).
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