Next week on Tuesday I will play a half recital in The Link contemporary music series in het Cenakel in Tilburg. I will share the stage with Toeac accordeon duo. It's an honour! I will play Sander Germanus' 'Microphobia', Keuris' 'Canzone' (on baritone sax) and my own piece 'Duwen en Trekken' on Bari sax and electronics. The piece is almost finished. Putting the dots on the I as we speak. This concerts marks the second milestone in my Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst study Trajectory. The number of hours I put in this piece is incredible. But they were spent with so much fun and curiosity. Not only have I made an actual piece, I also became more proficient in Ableton Live and the Octatrack.
'Duwen en Trekken' differs form the pieces I made in the first months of my study trajectory in that sense that it has less rhythm. It is a more abstract work and I let the acoustics of Het Cenakel inspire me.
As some of you might know, I had a stem cell transplant two years ago. Because of this treatment against lymphoma (the 2nd time) I still have a more vulnerable defence against viruses and bacterias. But I will play this concert with taking strict care of the protocol as provided by the Dutch government: Washing hands; keeping distance; no shaking of hands.
I hope to see you all there. It would be an honour to have you there and hear my new piece together with two Dutch works that I love.
Tickets for this concert can be bought here: https://www.delink.nl/17-maart-2020-toeac-ties-mellema/