The Aftermath. What to do after graduation?

" After years of studying abstract mathematics and music, I had no idea what I should do after my graduation. Should I become a consultant or a composer? I was shocked to learn that I might had to work for 60 hours a week, losing all my time I could also have been composing. That's why I quickly wrote a piano piece, then at least that one is in the pocket. The result is a vertiginous ride expressing all graduation emotions. "

- Ruben Naeff, May 2005


Live recording. Tristan Hupe and Ruben Naeff, The Hague, December 12, 2005.

A performance of Gerben Uilenbroek and Ruben Naeff has been released on the CD De bètacanon in polyfonie.

The Happy Medium

A piano duet about the happy musical medium, and the interval of the diminished fifth: the happy medium of the octave.


Live recording. Tristan Hupe and Ruben Naeff, The Hague, December 12, 2005.

 

Sheet music available

Piano lovers: you may download the newly revised scores of my four-hands-on-one-piano pieces for free. If you like to rock your piano with twenty fingers, check out the sheet music section.

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Excerpts of The Aftermath by Richard Valitutto and Ruben Naeff, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2009

 


Exciting performance of The Aftermath by Malgorzata Findysz and Pavels Rachiks in Hannover, Germany, 2011.


Great performance of The Aftermath by Paul Lazanov and Platon Buravicky in Latvia, 2011