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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I spent another 3 great days at Brussels with the ‘Tivoli Band‘, the horse, lots of great classical music (Ravel, John Adams, Beethoven) and bumping into some lovely friends when just walking around in this amazing city.
We all had a really great time at ‘ La Biennale die Venezia’. Perfectly organized by the women of ‘Schauspiel Leipzig’, great weather, fantastic atmosphere, cool performance, super team. More of that please…..
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 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……..
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.