A very interesting year has started for me. Exciting collaborations with Het Collectief ensemble, Concertgebouw Brugge, Sax Allemande, Bl!ndman ensemble, Oslo Sinfonietta and KammarensembleN from Stockholm are coming. The compulsory piece for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is already in the shelf and a Portrait-CD by KAIROS is expected in may of 2015.
There is also an important practical change: all scores of my works written in 2015 will be free downloadable! Only the parts will be payable but only once: once paid – never charged again for additional performances. No hire material, no sending back…
Just like in the good old times, when one could take a sheet of music and just play it, without thinking much about the copyrights, prices, orders… It is important to bring the focus back to the musical thoughts, freedom of musical exchange and discovery — leaving the practicality in the background, where it belongs.
Finished my new work for saxophone trio – for the fantastic Munich-based Sax Allemande Trio. The nasal and a bit rough sound of saxophone attracts me a lot and keeps me writing: after Saxordionphonics – a double concerto for sax, accordion and orchestra written for Witten in 2013 – and this latest trio, a new work for the Belgian Bl!ndman ensemble is waiting… This will be a double quartet: 4 sax + 4 strings. Next year.