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Imaginations II for bass baritone and piano

When I hit upon the idea of writing a composition for voice and piano again I knew ahead of time that I would not be using an existing text, but a sound text of my own making. This would have many advantages, because I would not be tied to any musical illustration, but be totally free to evoke suggestions, and the voice would function as a musical instrument.
The construction of the words is as follows; The consonants from the alphabet are organized using a system of rotation. The vowels are organized according to two sound circles.

The composition is strongly influenced by the music of George Crumb.

Bass baritone Lieuwe Visser and Robert Nasveld performing the world premiere of Imaginations II. VPRO television, Holland Festival. Live broadcast 1986. Click on the photo.

Anchorman Ad ‘s Gravesande interviews Robert Nasveld about his Imaginations II. Click on the photo.

Have a look at the first pages of the score here.