Piano Vitamins Videos Up

As of Sunday, June 30th 2019, we've posted new solo piano videos on YouTube in the series Piano Vitamins: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCc8fB0fjkLyMAtHQlXoFdSbMCuAqE9d2 Dutch pianist Micha Wink is at the piano, playing twelve…
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The Future of Progress?

Worldwide, millions of people are showing their concern for climate change and are demanding a sustainable future in the #fridaysforfuture demonstrations. My orchestral work "The Future of Progress?", written in 2004, also addresses this…
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Open Mike at De Vorstin in Hilversum, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/66Q3AWGroAA Live performance of "De trein stopt in Herxen". I felt well-rested when I woke at 9:30 AM that Sunday morning. I had a little over an hour and a half to get ready, for I had to leave at 11:10 AM to catch the…

New Piano Recordings

Last Wednesday, May 1st 2019, we recorded 13 of my intermediate piano pieces. This is a little project I've been working on for several years: writing filmic piano pieces, that vary in character from cheerful to more introspective and thoughtful.…

Film music for Etty

In 2017, the film Etty was released. It is based on the theatre play of Dutch actress Margreet Blanken, who created this solo performance based on the diaries of Etty Hillesum (1914 - 1943). On the website of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre,…

Documentary “Kiss the Joy - the story of Joan Lind Van Blom”

I'm proud to say that a guitar tune of mine called "Stargazing" has been used in the documentary “Kiss the Joy - the story of Joan Lind Van Blom” by director Jean Strauss. She mailed me: The film did very well in its launch at the Newport…

The NAME Releases Fantastic New Album

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (the NAME) released a terrific new album, with contemporary pieces for plucked strings. On the album is also one of my own pieces, which is called The City Awakens. The album can be ordered through CD…

Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble

I’m excited to announce that my new piece for the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) – Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble – got a first try-out performance at the Breadbox Theatre in Willimantic, CT, USA! It was very well received and the…