List of Works
Dutch Disaster, or Oomph, or Met Zwier (2014)
For symphony orchestra, 10'. (2 2 2 2(1.2=cbn) - 2 2 0 0 - tmp+1 - pno - str)
Commissioned by Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio.
Premiered on May 24th & 25th, 2014, in Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Workshopped on May 4th by Joana Carneiro and the Berkeley Symphony. (2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2(1.2=btbn) 0 - tmp+1 - pno - str)
Danse Macabre (2014)
For symphony orchestra, 6'. (2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2(1.2=btbn) 0 - tmp+1 - pno - str)
Workshopped on Feb 2nd by Joana Carneiro and the Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley, CA.
MMXII. Stay Happy When The World Collapses for orchestra (2012)
For symphony orchestra, 5-6'. (2(1.2+pic) 2 2 2(1.2+cbn) - 4 3 3 1 - tmp+3 - harp - pno - str)
Written for the AMFS Aspen Music Festival. Premiered by the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra led by Nikolas Nägele on July 15th, 2012, at the Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO.
Four-Minute Symphony (2012)
For symphony orchestra, 4'. (2(1.2+pic) 2 2 2(1.2+cbn) - 4 3 3 1 - tmp+3 - harp - pno - str)
Commissioned by the NYU Symphony Orchestra, led by Joe Bongiorno. Premiered on April 13th, 2012, in New York City.
Ensemble (7 players or more)
For flute, clarinet, percussion, electric guitar, harp, piano, violin, cello, 9'.
Commissioned by Wild Rumpus; winner of 2011 Commissioning Project. Premiered May 11th, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.
Ten Minutes of Easy Music aka In C# (2012)
For large ensemble (fl/b-cl/2 a-sax/perc/gtr/e-gtr/pno/acc/vln/vla/vlc/db + others ad lib.), 10'.
Written for West 4th New Music's Second Annual End of Summer Festival. Premiered on September 22nd, 2012, in Exapno New Music Community, Brooklyn, NY.
MMXII. Stay Happy When The World Collapses for ensemble (2012)
For ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, 8'.
Written for Ensemble Signal and the June in Buffalo Festival. Premiered on June 5th, 2012, at the University at Buffalo, NY.
For flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, 9'.
Commissioned by NYU Contemporary Ensemble led by Jonathan Haas. Premiered on Monday, March 19th 2012 in New York, USA. Headspring, Wander & Wonder, and Bash form a trilogy for duo, quartet, and octet of similar instrumentation.
For the Deviants (2011)
For L'Histoire du Soldat ensemble: clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin and bass, 10'.
Commissioned by the Deviant Septet. Premiered on May 26th in Greenwich House Music School, New York, USA.
The Dancing Dollar (2009)
For two sopranos, string quartet and double bass, two marimbas, oil drum and other percussion, 9'.
Premiered on the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA.
Piece inspired by the financial crisis featuring Citigroup's 95% fall in share price, its former chairman's famous quote, Financial Times headlines and a concise history of the American currency.
Diabolus in Musica (1999)
Two clarinets, trumpet, four violins, three cellos, 6½'.
Soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, 3½'.
Chamber music (6 players or less)
For clarinets, piano, violin, viola, cello, 6'.
Written for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the AMFS Aspen Music Festival. Premiered on July 20th, 2012, at the Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO.
For flute, percussion, violin, and cello, 8'.
Commissioned by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. Premiered on March 2, 2012, in New York City. Headspring, Wander & Wonder, and Bash form a trilogy for duo, quartet, and octet of similar instrumentation.
Wander & Wonder (2012)
For flute and percussion, 8'.
Commissioned by Vigil Ensemble. Premiered on March 22, 2012, in Hartford, CT. Wander & Wonder was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. Headspring, Wander & Wonder, and Bash form a trilogy for duo, quartet, and octet of similar instrumentation.
Compost Remixed (2011)
For brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba), 6'.
Written for the UNL Chamber Music Institute, featuring the Chiara String Quartet. Remix of the very first piece Compost (1998) in a contemporary idiom. Premiered on June 10th, 2011, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
For string quartet, 8'. (Four-minute version exists as Little JACKASS.)
Written for the JACK Quartet. Premiered on Sunday May 1st, 2011, at 11.30am at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 25 W 4St, New York, USA.
For piano, percussion and pre-recorded samples, 8'.
Commissioned by duo Andy Meyerson and Richard Valitutto.Premiered on February 18th in Los Angeles, USA.
Elevator Pitch (2009)
For flute solo, ½'.
Commissioned by flutist Kelli Kathman and the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. Premiered on January 31, 2010, in the Composers Voice Series, Jan Hus Church, New York City, USA.
The Aftermath. Wat te doen na mijn afstuderen? (2005)
The Aftermath. What to do after graduation?
For piano four-hands, 4'.
Premiered on the Cultural Festival of the University of Amsterdam. Won Jury's and Public's Prize in the music category. What should I do after my graduation: become a strategy consultant or a composer? (I eventually became both)
Dancin' Judy (2004)
Piano four-hands, clarinet and alto saxophone, 3½'.
Written in collaboration with a choreographer and dancers of the Amsterdam Theater School.
Van Hogendorpkwartet. Strijken in de Staatsliedenbuurt (2003)
Van Hogendorp Quartet. Playing the Strings in the Staatslieden neighborhood
String quartet, 10'.
Als Spelende Kinderen (2002)
Like Playing Children
String trio, 2½'.
Commissioned by the Goeyvaert Strijktrio from Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Melodic material based on the set of pitches Bach-Cage.
Muziek voor Piano en Strijkkwartet (2002)
Music for Piano and String Quartet
Piano quintet, 9'.
The Happy Medium (2000)
Piano four-hands, 3½'.
Melodic material based on the diminished fifth, the happy medium of the octave.
Moby Dick: Extracts on Death and Other Curiosities (2014)
Hymn - At the Mast-head - The Graceful Repose of the Line - Some Ships - The Sea -
The Non-Valvular Structure of the Whale's Blood-Vessels - A Song of Wind, Sea and Stars - A White and Turbid Wake -
There She Blows - All Men are Enveloped in Whale-Lines - Lower Away - Call Me
Oratorio for vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra, 15' (own work) / 60' (total duration).
Written by Matt Frey (4, 8, 11), Tim Hansen (1, 7, 9), Molly Herron (2, 5, 12), and Ruben Naeff (3, 6, 10).
Co-production by Contemporaneous and West 4th New Music.
Premiered on February 22nd on MATA Interval in Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY.
The Cloud. A Wiki Waltz (2013)
For soprano, piano and cello, 11'.
Part of the YouOpera. Commissioned by Lindsay Kesselman, Yasuko Oura, and Nicholas Photinos, with funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.
To be premiered in December 2013.
Rethink Love (2012)
For soprano, piano and YouTube orchestra (fixed video track), 7'.
Part of the YouOpera. Commissioned by Jamie Jordan and David Friend. Premiered on December 8th, 2012, Barnes Hall Auditorium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Fill the Present Day with Joy (2011)
For soprano, viola and piano four hands, 9'.
Part of the YouOpera. Written for the Music11 Festival, featuring eight blackbird. Premiered on June 30th, 2011, at the Hindemith Music Center, Blonay, Switzerland.
For choir (SSAATB, ≥6+6+3+3), accompanying themselves on small percussion, and double bass, 11'.
Commissioned by the Erasmus Kamerkoor with support by the Van Bijleveltstichting and Stichting Fonds voor de Geld- en Effectenhandel, for its series Carte Blanche by featuring Ivo Opstelten, the right-wing former mayor of Rotterdam. Rap and vocal counterpoint with texts from Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Premiered on January 29th and 30th in The Hague and Rotterdam, NL.
De Bètacanon (2008)
The Scientific Canon
For vocal quartet (SATB), two PhD students (tenor) and piano four-hands, 10'.
Commissioned by the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant, which published De bètacanon, a list of scientific topics that everyone should know. Since a 'canon' has to be sung, the fifty topics are sung in a musical canon in four voices.
Volkslied voor de Happy Nation of Chaos (2007)
National Anthem for the Happy Nation of Chaos
For the People (sung), saxophone quartet (AABarBar) and piano, 5'.
Commissioned by happyChaos for the opening ceremony of its debate and art festival on vanishing borders.
Lethargie o lethargie, waarom componeer ik nie? Ode aan mijn muze (2004)
Lethargy oh Lethargy, Why Don't I Compose? Ode to my Muse
Vocal quartet (SSAA) and piano, 5'.
Why did I watch TV all the time, while I was supposed to write a new vocal piece? Then I realized that the cheap shows on television were a source of inspiration.
Two Minutes for Dance (2012)
For string quartet, 2'. Commissioned by BODYART Dance Company (West 4th New Music collaboration). Premiered by PUBLIQuartet on October 4th, 2012, in New York, NY
YouOpera's Speech Synthesizer Quartet (2011-12), work in progress
Interactive web application for singing speech synthesizers. Part of the YouOpera.
Various Film Scores for Short Movies (2011)
For various instrumentation, 2-4' per movie.
Crisis Song (2009)
For singer accompanied by accordion or guitar, 3½'.
Commissioned by the Great Recession Party in Amsterdam. Lyrics by Maarten Schinkel, economy editor of the national Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
Treurtango Roxane en DeGuiche (2001)
Sad tango for Roxane and DeGuiche
Duet accompanied by piano and trumpet, 4'.
Commissioned by student association SSRA for its musical Cyrano.