Organ talk

(2011)

Commissioned by the Fonds Podiumkunsten for Leo van Doeselaar.

In the four pieces which form Organ Talk, I sought out for unorthodox registrations, unusual combinations of ‘heavenly’ little flutes next to, for example, moody, squawking bassoons. Although the material for “twist conversations” might seem uncomplicated, I like to elevate musical stylistic figures to a starting point such as the tremolo in Pipe Talk (rarely heard on organ) or the grace note and slide in Shop Talk. In Pep Talk, I drew inspiration from Central African motifs.

Pipe Talk

Pep Talk

Small Talk

Shop Talk

The first performance took place July 4 2012 on the Strümphler organ in the Eusebius Church at Arnhem.