As part of Re-Generation, Orkest De Ereprijs has invited composers to write new compositions that connect genres and generations. With these new pieces for Orkest De Ereprijs they offer a deeper insight into backgrounds and origins. Listeners from different cultures and traditions can meet here in a stream of new musical fusions. This series by De Ereprijs generates new connections across times and cultures.
Personal background is, as with all of us, inescapable for a composer. But what influence does it have on his or her work? De Ereprijs commissioned five composers- Ned McGowan, Oğuz Büyükberber, Jasna Veličković, Ted Hearne en Christopher Trapani- to compose an answer to the question: 'Where does this come from? The pieces in this programme embody their personal connection with a musical culture.
With the Museum Tour, we seek out audiences in an environment where contemporary music is not often found. As part of our multi-year Re-Generation program, six composers were commissioned to compose new music based on objects and stories from a museum's permanent display.
These Dutch city museums participated: Museum Arnhem, Verwey Museum Haarlem, Kröller-Müller Museum, CODA Museum, Stedelijk Museum Breda and Kasteel Huis Bergh. The new compositions were inspired by the entire museum, a painting or sculpture, or the history of the city where it is located. By doing so, the musical pieces could reflect, comment or offer a different perspective; a kind of musical audience mediation. A composition of about six minutes was thus created for each museum.
Composers Corrie van Binsbergen, Wilbert Bulsink, Pete Harden, Vanessa Lann, Klas Torstensson and Klaas de Vries each wrote a new composition for a different museum.