Spring Festival The Hague 2015

The climax of this year was the Spring Festival – the culmination and showcase of the composition department at the Conservatoire. Five days with multiple concerts, and premieres of five pieces/projects of mine!  Our Spring Festival was April 13-17, 2015 in Den Haag at the conservatoire and Korzo Theater, and here is a recap of the work I presented with my colleagues. This really was a thrilling and consuming week.

Click on the blue links to read more about each project. 🙂

“Zvuv Sensory”

– A sensory theatre collaboration with Zvuv String Trio (included my composition Leaf Cycle, plus music by composer Liisa Hirsch)

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“Train”

– for seven players and field recording (Catchpenny Ensemble)

Catchpenny Ensemble of the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag plays "Train" by Yvonne Freckmann
Catchpenny Ensemble rehearses “Train” by Yvonne Freckmann in Korzo Theater Den Haag


“Audio Walk Hortus Botanicus Leiden”

– (Collaboration with Iris van der Ende) – binaural sound experience for headphones in the historical 425-year-old academic garden.


“Tulp”

– for soprano and electric guitar (with Mareen Lieftink & Ward Reijmerink) performed at the Conservatoire and Hortus Botanicus in Leiden.

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“UBAHN”

– graphic score for two instruments – For this I borrowed a squeeze box from Leo to perform with “resident bassist” Cody Takacs. It’s been long since I performed one of my own pieces, and this score was challenging and fun at the same time.

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