Finished

I just finished the composition assignment for the 900-year celebration of Zwickau. ‘Hymnus’ is a piece of 8 minutes, for round about 150 musicians: The Philharmonic Orchestra of Zwickau together with its choir, 2 school-choirs, 1 Rock-Band, 1 solo-violin, organ and church bells. Intensive time the last weeks – but I’m very happy and the guys […]

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2 very nice requests

2 very interesting and challenging requests came in this month: I was asked to compose round about 8 minutes for the 900 year celebration of the German city ‘Zwickau’ – for more than 150 musicians, a.o. 3 choirs and the professional ‘Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau‘. The other assignment is also challenging: The ‘Sasel Haus‘ in Hamburg […]

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Present

When coming home from Graz today, a nice present expected me in my post-box: my first contract with a major edition. ‘Universal Edition’ will publish my ‘Tschaikowsky – Kinderalbum’ orchestrations for string ensemble next year. I’m looking very much forward to that. Thank you very much to my orchestration teacher Victor Kissine – one of […]

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Return Of The Archidukes

I’m happy to finally go back to Belgium for a couple of days at the end of August. I’ll have some rehearsals with Dark Fader and the Tivoli Band and also a performance with one of my favorite groups: ‘Return Of The Archidukes’, on the 2nd of September round about 17 o’clock. Line Up: Igor Gehenot […]

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finally

Finally coming home after 8 weeks on the road. I met some very nice people, Japan was a great experience and the theatre production in Basel went well. Time for new challenges. I’ll start working for the ‘Eutiner Festspiele’ next week, composing 3 songs, based on motives of ‘Freischütz’. A lot of work……..

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arigatou

Back from Japan. I never experienced such a hospitality and such a strong feeling for ‘family’. And I saw/experienced the ‘Sakura’ and so many other things for the first time. A big ‘Thank You’  to my old friend Hans and his new family.

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