De stem van de molen – The voice of the windmill

13th of May opening performance for Windmill Day
11:00, 13:00 & 15:00
Oud-Ade, South Holland
By Iris van der Ende and Yvonne Freckmann
Dramaturg Marijn van der Jagt

Listening for the sound of the windmill, the swishing of the wings, and the sound of the harp. Together with miller Hans Lippens we give a performance by the Vrouw Vennemolen windmill.

Length: 40 minutes

Address: Leidseweg 3, Oud-Ade
Reachable by bike and car or Bus 56 from Leiden Central Station.

More about the Vrouw Vennemolen windmill:

Zvov Sensory NL- (iimg_7273ncludes Leaf Cycle)

April 30 @ Home of Art AMSTERDAM
15:00 & 17:00
Reserve your spot by sending an email to

Windmill, Harp, and Wind [Musical Studies]

Collaboration with Iris van der Ende
Windmill with revolving loudspeakers and harp
Kunstsymposium OOGSTEN
at the Van Tienhovenmolen (Windmill)
Margraten, Zuid-Limburg, NL
16 & 17 April

Decomposing Raaymakers

featuring Catchpenny Ensemble
by Catchpenny and Royal Conservatory Composers
Spring Festival The Hague 2017
April 4, 2017 – Korzo Theatre – 20:00

Zvov Sensory Belgium Tour- (includes my work Leaf Cycle)

March 11th @ArtTout (Antwerp)
March 12th @Temple Gallery (Brussels)
March 13th @The Music Room (Antwerp)

Release on Sonic Mmabolela 2016 CD

Sounds from the South African Savannah
Recorded by artists in November 2016
Free Music Archive: Listen Now

Selections from Huber’s Winery *PREMIERE*

Dr. Krista Wallace-Boaz, piano (& commissioner)
January 25, 2017
Comstock Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

Radio Show – included my new piece from the South African Mmabolela workshop

Co-op Rado Show 100.5 FM, hosted by Alexandra Spence
Vancouver, Canada
Dec. 7, 2016 9 p.m.
Listen Here

Zvov Sensory Tour – includes my Leaf Cycle

Netherlands 2016
Israel 2016

Rootabaga Stories – children’s opera scenes

Thompson Street Opera Company TSOC
Stage 773 Chicago
August 27, September 11, and October 22, all at 2:00 p.m.

A cup of tea – for singer and tape

Thompson Street Opera Company:
Not for the Faint of Heart: Three Intense(ly Amazing) Short Works
Susan Hahn, singer
June 3-5, 2016 Louisville, KY

G, a throat opera – for singer and tape

Aurelie Lierman, singer
June 11, 2016 – 20:00
Final Festival – Master Composers of KonCon
Het Nutshuis Den Haag

Perseus Cluster – for tuba, four trumpets, and four brass choirs

Holland Festival Lunchconcert
June 16, 2016 at 12:30 & 13:30
Tunnel of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Remember – for two bassoons

Summer Solstice Concert
Clara Alija Senra & Jantine Veenstra, bassoons
June 21, 2016
De Rhijnhof Cemetery, Leiden

Made in SA2 – music for young pianists

Composers Alliance San Antonio Concert
Promoting new works for young players
May 15, 2016 at 3 p.m. CST
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Rhapsody – for oboe and harp

Teil Rochelle, oboe & Grace Cross, harp
May 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST
Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, OH

Adem – for bayan and 4-channel audio

Robrecht van Cauwenberghe, bayan
Spring Festival The Hague
April 5, 2016 – 20:00
KORZO Theater Den Haag

G, a throat opera – for singer and tape

Helen Papacostopoulou, singer
April 4, 2016
Spring Festival The Hague
Schoebergzaal Den Haag

Remember from Womb You Came – electroacoustic work

Women’s Week Digital Arts Exhibition, curated by Lexi Bass
in “The Cube”
March 5, 2016
Lincoln, Nebraska

Project Fantomas

Catchpenny Ensemble in De Nieuwe Regentes Silent Film Festival
February 6, 2016 – 17:00 – Den Haag

Duo for clarinet and marimba

Pamela Wilkinson, clarinet
January 30, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Faculty Recital
Concordia University Chapel Auditorium, Austin, TX

Escalator for Yamaha Disklavier**Premiere

Gaudeamus Muziekweek Session #10 (with support of the Conlon Foundation)
January 17, 2016 – 16:00 – Muziekhuis Utrecht, Netherlands

Train II for Catchpenny Ensemble

Open Dag Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
January 16, 2016 – 14:00    –   Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Catchpenny Ensemble

 Twisting Brook for toy piano

Mark Robson, toy piano
January 10, 2016 – Florida International Toy Piano Festival at Mixed Field Arts  Ybor 1616 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605 at 8:00 p.m.

 Sterven – for theatre (harp & guitar)

Collaboration with Iris van der Ende, theater maker
December 8, 9, 10 – 19:30 – Theater aan Het Spui Den Haag

One – for flute and clarinet

Irene Ruiperez Canales, flute & Alejandro Fariña Martín, clarinet
December 14, 2015 Korzo Theater 20:00

A cup of tea – for singer and tape

Valerie Jeannin, mezzo-soprano
October 29, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Composers Alliance San Antonio (CASA)
“Where Rivers Meet Symposium Opening Concert”
University of the Incarnate Word Concert Hall – San Antonio

Tulp for organ

Royal Conservatoire Project: Yvonne Freckmann, organ
October 17, 2015 – 20:!5 p.m.
Orgelpark, Amsterdam

Train II

Catchpenny Ensemble
TEST Concert Nutshuis
October 5, 2015 – 20:00    –   Nutshuis, Den Haag

Switch – for clarinet & electronics

Carlos Cordeiro – New York City – September 17, 2015 – 7 p.m.
“Title Pending: Carlos Cordeiro & Stuart Breczinski” concert at Spectrum

Sensory Collaboration with Zvuv String Trio Revisited

September 10, 2015 – 20:30   –     Kees van Barenzaal, Den Haag, by reservation only
Zvuv: Cornelia Zambila, violin, Maya Felixbrodt, viola, Clara Rivière Visier, cello; Composers: Liisa Hirsch & Yvonne Freckmann

Dance Suite – for double bass

Samuel Zaccone – Louisville, Kentucky – July 22, 2015
“The Unheard” Summer Recital on WUOL 90.5 live

Switch – for clarinet & electronics

Carlos Cordeiro – Brooklyn, USA – July 14, 2015
“It Goes Without Saying” concert at ShapeShifterLab

One – for flute & clarinet

CASA Concert – Laura Salfen & Gary Fair – May 15, 2015
Recital Hall, Arts Building, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA) presents Bells and Whistles

Train – for seven players and field recording (premiere)

Catchpenny Ensemble (7 musicians)
Spring Festival – April 16, 2015     –     Korzo Theater

Sensory Collaboration with Zvuv String Trio

Spring Festival – April 15 & 17, 2015     –     Kees van Barenzaal
Cornelia Zambila, violin, Maya Felixbrodt, viola, Clara Rivière Visier, cello
Liisa Hirsch & Yvonne Freckmann, composers

Sound Experience Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Spring Festival & Hortus Botanicus Museum Weekend April 14, 18-19, 2015; Repeat performances Museum nights May 30 & 31.
Collaboration with Iris van der Ende.

Tulp, for soprano and electric guitar (premiere)

Spring Festival & Hortus Botanicus Museum Weekend April 14, 18-19, 2015; Repeat performances Museum nights May 30 & 31.
Mareen Lieftink, soprano (& lyrics) & Ward Weijmerijnk, electric guitar

Ubahn, for two players (premiere)

Cody Takacs, double bass & Yvonne Freckmann, accordion
Spring Festival – April 14, 2015     –     Studio 1 Royal Conservatoire

Rhapsody for oboe and harp (premiere)

Caterina Bevegni (harp) & Matteo Costanzi (oboe)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – CASS Concert – Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

Made in SA – Piano Music composed for and performed by young SA pianists

Two of my Intermediate piano pieces were premiered by two talented young pianists: Chuggin’ Along, performed by Zoe, and Three Moods performed by Leila. Students of Jessica Mackey.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
The first publications will be available June 15, 2015. Order HERE
Audio recordings below!

Cinco Letras ~ for solo cello

Clara Rivière Visier, cello
December 8, 2014 at Het Nutshuis in Den Haag.  TEST concerts  feature works by student composers at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
Visit her website: Here

Cass Concert: collaboration between Sonology, Composition and Art of Sound departments at the Koninklijk Conservatorium.  Presented Animal Opus to in a lecture/concert format with compelling discussion.  November 4, 2014.

First performance in the Netherlands!!!

Etelka Róza Nagy, flutist, performed the European premiere of Melampau. The TEST concert featuring works by student composers at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag was in the intriguing spaces of the Nutshuis.  This concert was on October 13, 2014.  Her performance was fantastic and well-received. The video is on the Video page and Here!

This September 2014 I arrived in Den Haag, Netherlands to begin my year of Fulbright Study.  I am making many field recordings with my portable recorder (Zoom H4n). Above are Audio Postkaarten (Audio Postcards) of my sonic experiences this year.

Here is a link to the page featuring all of the photos and recordings:

Composer Yvonne Freckmann has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright Full Grant for the Netherlands.  She is studying multimedia composition at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Yannis Kyriakides and Peter Adriaansz.

In August 2014 I attended the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, and had an eye- and ear-opening two weeks there.  Participated in workshops, private lessons, and attended many lectures and concerts.

Fresh Voices XIV performed my pocket opera Close Encounter of the Hillbilly Kind on July 11 & 12, 2014 in the San Francisco. Cass Panuska, soprano,  and Ross Halper, tenor

Thompson Street Opera Company premiered my new opera in two scenes based on Carl Sandburg’s  Rootabaga Stories. May 30 & 31, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble: Clarinetist Stephanie Key performed Switch for clarinet and live electronics with me on May 19 & 20, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

VoxNovus – Fifteen Minutes of Fame at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California. On Sunday April 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm the Brand Associates hosted the first concert in their 2014 Music Series celebrating the reopening of Brand Library after a two year renovation.  Mark Robson played 15 one-minute works about the four elements, including one for toy piano called Twisting Brook by Yvonne.

SEAMUS National Conference at Wesleyan University – Switch for clarinet and live electronics on March 27, 2013 in Middletown, Connecticut. Dylan Lloyd, clarinetist performed this piece.

Solo Flute Recital – Hong-Da Chin performed Melampau in Grand Rapids, Michigan during March 2013.

UnCaged Toy Piano Festival: Pianist Kathy Supové premiered Toycycle on December 14, 2013.

University of Louisville New Music Festival: Pianist Dr. Krista Wallace-Boaz performed Firebox on November 14, 2013.

Composer and flutist Hong-Da Chin performed my new flute solo, Melampau in Malaysia this summer.

Thompson Street Opera Company 2013 Summer Season performed Close Encounter of the Hillbilly Kind, as part of an “Afternoon of Shorts” on May 26 and June 2, 2013 in Louisville, KY, featuring Claire Divizio as Valerie and Patrick MacDevitt as Thomas.

2013 New Fangled Opera Festival performed Close Encounter of the Hillbilly Kind  June 7 and 8, 2013 in New Orleans, LA, featuring Laura B. Lowry, soprano, as Valerie and Phillip McMullen, tenor, as Thomas.

Summer Composition Intensive at Saint Mary’s College – attended workshop for composers in South Bend, IN in July 2013.

New Voices @ CUA 2013 – performance of Nigerian Scam Cycle (2011) in Washington, D.C. at Catholic University of America on January 25-26. My piece was  on the Art & Cabaret Song Concert on Friday, January 25 at 9 p.m. (Catherine Wethington, soprano and John Henderson, piano)

University of Louisville Computer Music Concert February 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. Clarinetist Dylan Lloyd premiered Switch for clarinet and live electronics (Max).

Voice Master’s Recital at the University of Louisville: Kentucky premiere of my pocket opera written for Claire DiVizio (soprano) and Patrick MacDevitt (tenor), entitled Close Encounter of the Hillbilly Kind. March 18, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. in Comstock Hall.  Conductor: Matt Williams.

Piano Master’s Recital at the University of Louisville: Jordan Waller, piano, premiered Firebox, March 22, 2013.

Organ Master’s Recital at Notre Dame University: Katie Burchfield, organ, premiered Wiegenlied, March 23, 2013.

Senior Recital of double bassist Samuel Zaccone at the University of Louisville in Spring 2013. He performed Dance Suite.

I spent the summer of 2012 at Brevard Music Institute.  For a report of that fabulous experience, click here.


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