The theme of the 2009 Nederlandse Muzidagen (Dutch Music Days) is ‘Poetry and Music’. In my new piece In den oneindige (‘In the infinity’), written for Ensemble Klang and male voice, I examine the Dutch language and how it sounds to me as a non-native speaker. The text is based on a satirical poem called SIGARET KOMT VAN ZUIG ERUIT, written by the renowned Dutch poet Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer. Ensemble Klang asked 9 non-Dutch composers who have spent a substantial amount of time in the Netherlands and one native Dutchman to work with this poem.
Ensemble Klang; Peter Scheele, Bass Baritone
Oct 11, 2:30PM @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, BAM Zaal, Amsterdam