Vocal (chamber music and ensemble)
¡Viva la Vida!
Dramatic song cycle for soprano and ensemble
Inspired by social activist María Elena Moyano
2022 - 40 minutes
Scoring: S - fl ob cl bn hn - hp - vn va vc db
Commissioned by Sinfonietta VivazzA with support of the Nederlands Fonds Podiumkunsten. First performed by Sinfonietta VivazzA and soprano Marcia Lemke-Kern at Kulturbunker in Köln-Mülheim, 14 May at the Ev. Kirche Isselburg in Isselburg and 15 May in Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf.
Para no olvidar
for soprano and string orchestra
2021 - 11 minutes
Commissioned by Gran Teatro Nacional, Lima, Peru for the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
First performance on 25th of November 2021 by Paqari Camerata, María del Carmen Rodríguez (soprano), conducted by Maria Foust. Second performance on 21 June 2022 by Paqari Camerata, conducted by Fernando Valcarcel and soprano María Rondón in the Gran Teatro Nacional, Lima.
Reloj de Amor
For Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar
2010 - 11 minutes
Song cycle on Dutch and Spanish poems by Hans Andreus, Jacques Hamelink, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Emilio Adolfo Westphalen.
Commissioned by Duo Cajón with support by the Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.
First performance on 26th of February 2010 at Birkerød Contemporary Music Festival, Denmark, performed by Duo Cajón, Carina Vinke (mezzo-soprano) en Jonas Skielboe (guitar).
2010 - Bibliotheek Den Haag Carina Vinke, Jonas Skielboe.
17 june 2012 - Podiumkunsten Emmakade, Natascha Morsink (mezzo-soprano), Santiago Lascurain (guitar).
For Soprano, mezzo-soprano and wind ensemble
2007 - 8 minutes
Scoring: S MS - 2fl cl 2sax hn tp/flug 2tbn tb pf perc e-guit e-bass
‘Risa’ from “Memoria del Fuego, los nacimientos” by Eduardo Galeano (Spanish). Written for Orkest de Ereprijs.
First performance on the 1st January 2007 in Theater de Gigant, Apeldoorn. Performed by Orkest de Ereprijs, Wim Boerman (conductor), Lilith Verhelst (soprano) and Inbal Hever (mezzo-soprano).
For Soprano, Marimba and small ensemble
2006 - 9 minutes
Scoring: S, perc solo- 2fl(picc/alfl), perc, hp, 2vl, 2vlc, cb
On a text by Sappho (Greek).
First performance on 20 April 2007 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
For Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano and chamber orchestra
2005 - 5 minutes
Scoring: S, MS solo - 1.1.2(bcl).1. – 220.127.116.11. – 1perc hp pf – str (18.104.22.168.1.)
"La Creación" from "Memoria del Fuego 1. Los Nacimientos" by Eduardo Galeano (Spanish).
First performance in February 2005, Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam. Performed by students from the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) conducted by Bas Wiegers.
Een lyrische voordracht
2003 - 16 minutes
Scoring: mezzo-soprano and piano
First performance November 1st 2004, Regentenkamer The Hague. Performed by Leonore Engelbrecht (mezzo-soprano) and Wouter Padberg (piano). On the poem “Zeemorgen” by Jacques Hamelink (Dutch).
String Quartet no. 1
Wat stilstaat deelt zichzelf misschien het meeste mee
2007-2019 - 11 minutes
Scoring: 2vn va vc
Inspired by a poem by Dutch poet Elly de Waard. The first part of this piece was commissioned by Mar-Lin Schut (Linneric productions).
First performance during a poetry performance with life music. The first concert performance took place on 3 May 2016, Korzo Theatre, Den Haag and 6 May 2016 in Dokzaal, Amsterdam. Performed by Oerknal! Ensemble: Mariana Hutchinson-Siemers (violin I), Raphaella Engelsberg (violin II), Lidwine Dam (viola) and René van Munster (cello).
In 2019 the pieces was expanded and reached its completion. The first performance took place in Orlando Festival 2019 on 11 August 2019 in Rolduc, Kerkrade. Performance by Innsaei Quartet.
for violin solo
2015 - 4 minutes
Solo piece from the music theatre production EICHMANN.
Performed by Tessel Hersbach (violin) on 20 September 2018 at CC Amstel in Amsterdam. Video registration by Marieke Rodenburg/ Philming.
Movements for Ruperta
2013 - 9 minutes
Scoring: harp and percussion
First performance January 17th 2013, Dakota Theater, the Hague. Performed by: Sarah Nichols (harp) and Aldo Aranda (percussion).
Parallel / Non Parallel, part I, Inalare, esalare
For pipe organ
2013 - 9 minutes
Commissioned by Johan Luijmes, Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
First performance on 13 April 2011, Orgelpark Amsterdam performed by Una Cintina (organ).
July 2011 - Leipzig, Conservatory
Parallel / Non Parallel, part II
For pipe organ
2008 - 10 minutes
First performance on 28 July 2008 at the International Organ Festival Haarlem on the Mueller organ in the Sint Bavo Cathedral. Performed by Dorien Schouten (organ).
2009 - Westerkerk, Amsterdam (NL)
23 January 2010 - Nicolaikerk Utrecht (NL)
July 2010 - St. Bavo organ, Haarlem (NL)
July 2011 - Conservatory in Leipzig (DE)
27 February 2019 - in St. Salvators Chapel, Sint Andrews (UK)
10 August 2019 - in Rolduc Chapel, Kerkrade (NL)
Élargie (from: Echo & Narcissus)
For harp solo
2010 - 5 minutes
For trombone and live electronics (quadraphonic speaker setting)
2010 - 6 minutes
Composed for the occasion of the instalment of Lecturer Klaas Molenaar at Haagse Hogeschool (University of The Hague).
First performance performed by Klaas van Slageren and Casper Schipper (live electronic sounds).
2004 - 7 minutes
First performance on 25 April 2005 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, perfomed by Martijn Buijnsters (guitar).
December 2005 - César Quevedo (electric guitar), Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam
2000 - 6 minutes
First performance on the 1st of November 2000, Karnatic Lab Amsterdam. Performed by Erik Bosgraaf (recorders).
Lando, lando siempre contigo
2008 - 9 minutes
Scoring: 2 guitars, harp, 2 percussionist, violin, double bass and singer (last movement)
Composed as part of my Master’s final exam.
First performance in September 2008 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Ruperta is a Landscape
2008 - 9 minutes
Scoring: fl(alto picc) ob cl1(Bflat/Eflat) cl2(bass/saxBar) tr/picc tbn pf 2vl vla 2vc
Commissioned by Ensemble Reconsil.
First performance on 16t January 2008 in the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna performed by Ensemble Reconsil and Roland Freisitzer (conductor).
Een stapje dichterbij de tijdelijke waarheid
2005 - 17 minutes
Scoring: fl/picc cla tp 2perc hp guit pf v vc cb
Composed for Bachelor’s final exam of Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts).
First performance December 2005, Lantaren/Venster Rotterdam. Perfomed by Modelo62, Ezequiel Menalled (conductor).
2005 - 6 minutes
Scoring: fl ob guit mand hp perc pf vl vla vc cb
Written for Nieuw Ensemble.
First performance 23 April 2005, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ Amsterdam, performed by Nieuw Ensemble and Arie van Beek (conductor).
Music Theatre, Performance and Dance
Het Gouden Haantje
Scoring: violin, viola, cello, Soprano
Songs for theatre play Het Gouden Haantje, on texts by Wim Veltman.
EICHMANN; Muziektheater over de vrije wil
Music theatre on the free will
2015 - 75 minutes
Scoring: harp 1 (soprano), harp 2 (mezzo), 1 percussion, guitar/trumpet (tenor), violin, cello (bariton)
Text by Bo Tarenskeen. Commisioned by De Diamantfabriek with financial support from Fonds Podiumkusten.
First performance on 9 December 2015 at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam. Performed by: Eva Tebbe (harp/vocals), Ekaterina Levental (harp/vocals), Niels Meliefste (percussion/zang), Harald Austbo (cello/vocals), Stijn Vervoort (guitar/ trumpet/vocals) Tessel Hersbach (violin/vocals), Tomer Pawlicki (snare/zang). Production: De Diamantfabriek.
Excerpt 'Lied over de Engel' (Song about the Angel).
Performed by Ekaterina Levental (Mezzo-Soprano/ Harp), Eva Tebbe (harp), Tessel Hersbach (violin), Harald Austbo (cello), Stijn Vervoort (gitaar), Niels Meliefste (percussion), Tomer Pawlicki (snare).
Echo & Narcissus
Theatre based on the myth of Narcissus for actor and harpist
2010 - 35 minutes
Concept: Bo Tarenskeen and Maria Alejandra Castro Espejo. Commissioned by De Diamantfabriek.
First performance December 2010, performed by Bo Tarenskeen (actor) and Eva Tebbe (harp).
Contemporary dance with live music
2009 - 40 minutes
Concept: Allison Shir, Jorge Tovar (choreography) and Maria Alejandra Castro Espejo (composition).
First performance in dance studio K’dans and Amsterdam. Performed by Allison Shir (dance), Marjatta Fehres (harp), Jorge Tovar (dance).
Wave ~ break ~ wave
A music / light installation performance
2007 - 6 minutes
Scoring: recorder, trombone, violin, double bass, electric guitar and mezzo soprano
Light design: Floris Schaefer.
First performance 6 January 2008, Korzo Theater in The Hague performed by: ensemble MAE.
Requiem for a man, dying
2006 - 5’30’’
Premiere: june 2006, Chassé Theater Breda. Tape piece part of the Music Theater Production final exam of Joost Gevers
Kassa’s, een hoorspel
2006 - 5'36"
Premiere: 2 February 2006, Nederlandse Muziek Dagen Vredenburg, Utrecht. Radio play for tape.
Chiquian en Holanda
2003 - 10'29"
Premiere: November 11th 2003, Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam.