376 Days Till Freedom
My adaptations of Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky’s ‘Kinderalbum’ is published by the ‘Universal Edition‘ (UE) and available on their online shop. This is very good news and I’m more than happy that this prestigious publisher works with me.
It’s been quite a while since my last post. Some news today. A new website is under construction whith only little information on it and some strip-drawings which a friend of mine will paint especially for the new site. But it is expected not to be ready before next year in April or May. I […]
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 […]