Category: composition

  • Save The Date: REMOTE POSTING Limited Preview @ AINSI 28.06.24

    After a year’s worth of hard work, we’re finally ready to play a limited preview of my new music theatre piece, REMOTE POSTING! This time I’ve gone deeper into theatre than before, writing a propah script and developing the theatrical aspects with the mentorship of Nynke van den Bergh. This concert also marks the end…

  • SIREN at Dag van de Componist 2023

    A long five months in the making, SIREN officially premiered at Dag van de Componist at AINSI Maastricht on 17 June 2023. It was my biggest project during my Startende Makers residency with Intro in Situ. Programme note below. “SIREN” is a music theatre piece written by Sachit Ajmani featuring choreography by Cilia Hermann. The…

  • OWRSI: T__hr__n, premiere

    Nader and I frequently use OWRSI as a sandbox in two senses. The obvious is the compositional sandbox, where we try to question and experiment with musical form in a reactive, in-the-moment manner that is not always possible within formal, academic composition practices. The second sense is the social one. T__hr__n is a spiritual successor…

  • Street Scene at Bureau Europa, Maastricht

    Street Scene at Bureau Europa, Maastricht

    After languishing for four years, a premiere for Street Scene was finally curated by Remco Beckers as part of the finnisage weekend for Frozen Music/Bevroren Muziek. An open workshop was planned to be conducted by me in collaboration with Nader Adabnejad, followed by a public performance. Event page (archive) from Bureau Europa. Photography by Moniek…

  • ‘Queer Desire is Wild; I am a Deer’ by Nilbar Güreş

    No 1 from the Impressions series commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. View the original painting here. How can music and art represent the drama of sexual repression? Nilbar Güreş explores this important topic in a theatrical, symbolic, and playful way. Her painting features a few vivid and meaningful symbols: A deer having sex with a…

  • Self-Contemporary by Evi Vingerling

    No 4 from the Impressions series commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. View the original painting here. Between two worlds. What music exists at the boundary of abstraction and imagery? Evi Vingerling has chosen a challenging stylistic approach. Her art works are neither total abstractions, nor realistic landscapes with fully recognizable objects and shapes. Her style…

  • ‘Composition XIV’ by Piet Mondriaan

    No 3 from the Impressions series commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. View the original painting here. How can music articulate the essence of abstract painting? Compositie XIV by Piet Mondriaan captures his style in a phase of transition. In search of his artistic identity, Mondriaan makes a clear reference to cubism with its volumetric geometry…

  • ‘Interrogation (what kind of bird are you?)’ by Max Ernst

    No 2 from the Impressions series commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. View the original painting here. How might music convey the hidden narratives of art? Two bird/human figures are sketched with black lines on an expressive, reddish background. Innocent, somewhat naive, comic, cartoon-like images are cheerfully smiling and cuddling. It might look sweet. But knowing…

  • Impressions project 2021-2026

    Asja Zakhareva first described the idea that was to become Impressions to me in 2020 – writing music for artworks, serving both as an interpretive tool and as a part of an auditory experience for those with visual impairment. We took the idea in 2021 to the Van Abbemuseum, which has been working for years…