Ten sketches on the eve of a secret (and afterword)

2024

Low voice – pno (20’)
Lyrics: Jelle Meander (translated by Frank Nuyts)
Dedicated to Sylvia Broeckaert
Arranged for Marie-Juliette Ghazarian

  1.   Everything will change (1’40”)
  2.   A horn blows past times (1’45”)
  3.   We shall forget (1’40”)
  4.   Somewhere in a remote corner (1’45”)
  5.   In clear weather (1’35”)
  6.   The man (1’35”)
  7.   Red clouds (1’45”)
  8.   In the meadow(1’55”)
  9.   Black is not a color (1’40”)
  10.  A secret (2’15”)
  11.  Afterword (1’40”)

Tien schetsen aan de vooravond van een geheim (en nawoord)

2024

Low voice – pno (20’)
Lyrics: Jelle Meander
Dedicated to Sylvia Broeckaert
Composed for Wilfried Van den Brande

  1.   Alles zal veranderen (1’40”)
  2.   Een hoorn blaast verleden tijden (1’45”)
  3.   We zullen vergeten (1’40”)
  4.   Ergens in een uithoek (1’45”)
  5.   Met helder weer (1’35”)
  6.   De man (1’35”)
  7.   Rode wolken (1’45”)
  8.   In de wei (1’55”)
  9.   Zwart is geen kleur (1’40”)
  10.  Een geheim (2’15”)
  11.  Nawoord (1’40”)

(30 years)Out on a limb

2023
for fl,b.cl,mar.solo,pno,vl,vla,vlc. 11′-12′

Commissioned by Filip Rathé Dedicated to Spectra Ensemble for its 30th birthday.

60 is just a number

2023
for oboe solo 2’30”

Commissioned by Kristien Ceuppens, Dedicated to Piet Van Bockstal.

Après tout ceci (2010-23)

2023
An excerpt of the chamber opera ‘Middle East’ for mez.sop, fl, clar, vib, pno, vln, vla, vcl. 4′

Lyrics (in French) by Philippe Blasband. Dedicated to Spectra Ensemble

Brushing off the dust

2023
for sopraansax, marimba and drums (3’30”)

Composed for Tripple Tread: Frank Nuyts, Frank Debruyne and Ronald Dhaene

Dans les hauts bois

2023
for 2 oboes and English horn 9′

Commissioned by Piet Van Bockstal Dedicated to Jean-Marie & Janneke Bytebier

High tide shuffle

2023
for Tenor sax, marimba and drums 3’15”

Composed for Tripple Tread: Frank Nuyts, Frank Debruyne and Ronald Dhaene

Niet menselijk (2023)

2023
For voice, vib & drumtape 4′

Dedicated to InanInan

Ontbreekwoorden

2023
for speaker, fl(ad lib same person),mar, pno,db. ± 23′

Commissioned by Les nièces de Diderot Dedicated to Saskia Goethals.

Prompts and happenstances

2023
for reed quintet (oboe,clarinet,alt sax,bass clar,bassoon).10′

dedicated to Andy Dhondt and Jef Neve composed for ‘Breathe’

Rastapasta (Spectra version) (1986-2023)

2023
For fl, bass clar, vib, pno, vln, vla, vlc. 4′

Dedicated to Spectra

(a)Mid-time

2022
for oboe and jingles 6’10”

Commissioned by Piet Van Bockstal Dedicated to Kristien Ceuppens

Bar foot

2022
for pno-tsax-mar-ebass-drums 5′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle and Liang-yu Wang Dedicated to Erik Desimpelaere

Count us in

2022
for sax-mar-ebass-drums&multi pad 5′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Drawing up

2022
for sop – pno 7’30”

Adapted from a song from Carbon Fixation

Hondje is moe

2022
for sop – fl – hrp 3’30”

Lyrics: Frank Nuyts Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven & Leen Van der Roost

Hunting the opposites

2022
for two timbales (Cuban drums).6′

Dedicated to Jeff Nuyttens

I call you ocean

2022
for sop – b clar -theorbe 6’30″‘

Commissioned by Xanadu Dedicated to Piet Van Bockstal

Lawless lowness

2022
for woodwind quartet (clar,bass clarinet,bassoon,contrabassoon.10’30”

subtitle: sputtering heights Commissioned by HaftCraft Dedicated to Régis Dragonetti

Mark the beat!

2022
Marimba, piano & timpani 1’20

Composed for Marc Van Praet

Nuanced gravity

2022
Lyrics by Laurence Servaes for sop – pno 5’30”

Commissioned by Laurence Servaes Dedicated to Pieter Lembrechts

Rastapasta

2022
for quintet (vibraphone,violoncello doublebass,harp & piano).3’33”

arrangement for Extended Music Collective

Schakering

2022
for sop – fl – harp 3’30”

Lyrics: Jana Arns Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven & Leen Van der Roost

Suite Paternelle (red marimba)

2022
Marimba, piano 13′

This piece is based on arias of the chamber opera ‘Paternel’

Ten minste houdbaar tot

2022
Flute, marimba and piano 30′

Dedicated to Yves Knockaert Composed for ‘Les nièces de Diderot’

This ain’t fake

2022
for harp solo 15′

Commissioned by Stef Van Vynckt Dedicated to Jean-Pierre Vanhee and Martine de Groote

Two dolphins crashing a beach party

2022
for 2 marimbas 6’30”

An arrangement of ‘Two whales crashing a beach party’ for 2 electric basses

Une fille comme Anne

2022
for soprano, flute and harp 3’45”

Commissioned by Claire Edwardes (Aus) This piece is an arrangement of an aria from the chamber opera ‘Paternel’by the same authors

21 Drawings for Tree score Book3

2021
Based on ‘De (nieuwe) avonturen van Pim Pernukkel’ by Jelle Meander

See also Tree Score Book 3 for marimba solo composed in 2020

A whistleblower’s tale

2021
Flute – harp 8’30″

Composed for Stef Van Vynckt and Nathalie Van Meirvenne Dedicated to Arielle Valibouse

Adam und Arnold mit Frank

2021
Clarinet/bass clarinet-s/t/bar saxophone-organ 15′

Commissioned by Frank Debruyne (extended version of Adam und Arnold of 2005)

Aesthetics for survival

2021
Flute, violoncello & harp 8′

Composed for Stef Van Vynckt, Nina Vanhoenacker and Nathalie Van Meirvenne (EMC) Dedicated to Jana Arns

Canto Catártico

2021
Contrabass flute 9′

Commissioned by and dedicated to Ned McGowan

Double, double, toil and trouble

2021
2 oboe players (also Oboe d’amore & English Horn 25′

Composed for Piet Van Bockstal & Kristien Ceuppens Dedicated to Luc Zeebroek and Kathy Van Geuchte

Eden drill

2021
Tsax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 6′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Hammer abandon

2021
Pno, tsax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 9′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Lichaamsvreemd II

2021
For reciter, marimba and piano 25′

Poems by Jana Arns First performance scheduled in Limerick Bookshop. Dedicated to Soetkin Rigole

Radical Risk (2nd Piano concerto)

2021
Pno solo, tsax&ssax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums + Multipad 25′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Rafa Dorado

Satellite delight

2021
Ssax&synth, mar&synth, el;bass, drums+Multipad 6′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Sunset squabbles

2021
Tsax, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 6′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Barefoot on thin ice

2020
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-marimba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums+Multipad 5′

composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

City Rounds

2020
2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, trompet, 6 percussionists, vibraphone, marimba, harp, piano, bass guitar, strings (without viola) – 23′

(Based on ‘Low-key music’ and 1 fragment of ‘Double Takes’) Commissioned by Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek Woord en Dans van Vilvoorde on the occasion of iets 100th anniversary (1922-2022) Dedicated to Kristien Ceuppens.

Covid-19 arrangements

2020
Marimba and piano

Bella ciao (Italian traditional, Corona Waltz (F. Nuyts), Danse Rituale de feu (De Falla), Don’t stand so close to me, Every breath you take, Every little thing she does is magic, Walking on the moon (Sting), I wish you haven (Prince)

Dangerous liquids

2020
Tenor saxophone-marimba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums 6′

composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

Heute ist unser

2020
Three Tenor Consort Recorders 16′

Commissioned by Apsara with financial aid City of Ghent Dedicated to Birgit Van Cleemput

Lichaamsvreemd

2020
speaker-marimba-piano 55′

Poems by Jana Arns (temporary withdrawn, see Lichaamsvreemd II) 2021 First performance scheduled in Limerick Bookshop Ghent Dedicated to Soetkin Rigole

Niet menselijk

2020
vocals–guitar–bass-drums 3’30”

Composed for Maï Nuyts and Jan Vanhoutteghem

Raven en de reus

2020
piano 4′

Commissioned by Jeff Nuyttens Dedicated to Raven Nuyttens (published by HRDSCR Editions)

Shaky balance

2020
Soprano saxophone-marimba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums+Multipad 6′

composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

SOSpresso

2020
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-marimba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums+Multipad 5’30”

composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

Sticky stomp (at the crack of dawn)

2020
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-marimba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums+Multipad 7′

composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

Tarmac row

2020
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-mariba+synthesizer-electric bass-drums+Multipad 2′

Composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem and Elsie Poulyn

Tree score book 3

2020
Marimba 20-23′

Dedicated to Noah and Anouk Published by HRDSCR Editions

Two whales crashing a beach party

2020
2 electric basses 8’

Composed for Stijn Deldaele Dedicated to Robert Groslot.

Code Buster (an optimist’s game)

2019
For oboe slo 25′

CCommissioned by and composed for Piet Van Bockstal Dedicated to Darius Blasband

Last round

2019
Piano solo 7′

Commissioned by Peter Thomas for Stephan De Jonghe Stichting vzw Dedicated to Maarten Van Ingelgem

T.a.n.s.t.a.a.f.l.

2019
oboe-2recorders-clarinet-2violin-viola-cello-doublebass-vibraphone-marimba-harp-2trombone-bass trombone – 40′

contains fragments of Code buster-tote su mound-Säulen der Stille-Comeback (quartet-Yearning yarn). Commissioned by Veerle Simoens for Flanders Festival Ghent, First performance 14 September 2019, Casco Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts.

Taking Till’s measure(s)

2019
Clarinet-bassoon-horn-violin-double bass 17-18′

Commissioned by and dedicated to Oxalys

The shadow twins

2019
Harp and piano 14′

Commissioned by Stef Van Vynckt Dedicated to Annemieke Elst and Joris Blanckaert

Totu su mundo est paesu.

2019
Clarinet solo 20′

Commissioned by Raf De Keninck Dedicated to Daniel Gazon

Tree score (book 1)

2019
Marimba solo 20-22′

Dedicated to Luc Leybaert Published by HRDSCR Editions

Tree score (book 2)

2019
Marimba solo 20-23′

Dedicated to Mark Janse Published by HRDSCR Editions

Tube mates

2019
For 2 trompet (Bes) and piano 2’15”

Dedicated to Paul Clinck

Visions of an outcome

2019
Piano-violin-cello 13′.

Commissioned by Khaldei (rework of Hmm) Dedicated to Dirk Ooms and Tine Wyns

(Candle) Light Music

2018
recorder(s) & harpsichord 17′

Commissioned by Tomma Wessel & guy Penson. Dedicated to Geert Riem

23rd Sonata for piano solo

2018
subtitle: three chords rebellion 19′-20′

Commissioned by Luc Van Loo Dedicated to Annabelle Van Esser Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 22,23 and 24, 2019003

24th Sonata for piano solo

2018
subtitle: where the trail becomes a trace. 24′

Commissioned by Barbara Baltussen Dedicated to Olav Grondelaers Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 22, 23 and 24, 2019003

A Walk with a friend

2018
For marimba & electronic piano (or piano) 13′

Dedicated to Petra Deltour & Joost Van Damme

About-face

2018
Tenor saxophone-marimba-electric bass+vocal-drums 5′

Dedicated to Jonathan Bonny Composed for Beat Love Oracle CD:Don’t Count On Us!áMARXE D.L.:M-29299-2020

Impossible

2018
For voice and piano 3′

Text: Cesàrio Verde Dedicated to Marleen Denayer

Moody Walks in a city park

2018
Piano 4 hands 14′

Commissioned by Luc Van Loo Partial transcription of ‘Sacha’

Neat beats always need hits

2018
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-marimba+synthesizer-5string electric bass(EADGB)-drums 9′

Dedicated to Gabi Sultana and Koen Tryssoone Composed for Beat Love Oracle LP: ‘Who’s Counting?’ CD:Don’t Count On Us!áMARXE D.L.:M-29299-2020

Säulen der Stille

2018
2 tenor recorders 11′

Dedicated to Bart Vanreusel and Erica Van de Reyde Composed and commissioned for/by Apsara duo

Them tunes really don’t come easily

2018
Tenor saxophone-marimba-double bass 3′

Dedicated to Jan Van Houtteghem, Elsie Pouleyn & Julia CD: Fingerprints #3

They could see no shadow

2018
Cello and piano 25′

Commissioned by and composed for Tom Landschoot & Liang-yu Wang. Dedicated to Joris Van Vinckenroye

Trip the light fantastic

2018
Marimba solo&2flute,2oboe,clarinet,bass clarinet,3horn,2trompet,3trombone,timpani,2percussion, strings. 7′

Also on marimba and piano reduction Commissioned by and dedicated to Acorde Kade Deinze.

What beat Watts?

2018
Tenor saxophone+synthesizer-marimba+synthesizer-5string electric bass(EADGB)-drums 14′-15′

Dedicated to Nadja Delbarre Composed for Beat love Oracle LP: ‘Who’s Counting?’Hardscore Records 2020_01 CD: Don’t Count On Us! áMARXE D.L.:M-29299-2020

22nd Sonata for piano solo

2017
subtitle: ‘…a momentary gain of sharing 19’

Composed for and commissioned by Keiko Shichijo. Dedicated tot Patrick Steyaert. Available on cd: Hardscore records, Sonata 22,23 and 24, 2019003

Comeback Quartet

2017
for string quartet 19′-20′

Commissioned by and dedicated to headliner for Voorwaarts Maart Festival 2018. NOTE/ the actual performance of this piece must be delayed until 2033

Hmm…

2017
Sopraan&(piano)keyboard 17′

Hmm, Sing, Laygh, Sigh, Dance. Lyrics: Frank Nuyts Dedicated to Tine Wyns and Dirk Ooms

No quiro que os separéis

2017
(suite from Cambio), flute, oboe&ca, piano 11′

Commissioned by Triotique Dedicated to Simon Bauwens Available on cd: Triotique 3D, etcetera KTC1628

19th Sonata for piano solo

2016
Subtitle: (when close to the heart) nothing is enough. 18′

Dedicated to Daan Bauwens Composed for and commissioned by Liang-yu Wang Available on cd: Hardscore Records Sonata 19,20 and 21, 2019002

20th Sonata for piano solo

2016
Subtitle: radical risk 19′

Composed for and commissioned by Roland Peelman for Canberra International Music festival 2017. Dedicated to Els Huyghelen and Dirk zoete Available on cd: Hardscore Records Sonata 19,20 and 21,2019002

21th Sonata for piano solo

2016
Subtitle: Atlantis renascent 19′

Composed for and commissioned by Gabi Sultana. Dedicated to Stan Monstrey and the team of Burns Unit Ghent. Available on cd: Hardscore Records, Sonata 19,20 and 21,2019002

Beat Love Oracle

2016
S/T/B Saxophone, marimba, electric bass, drums 60′-65′

Dedicated to dr.Robert Hoogewijs. Don’t count on us,Too early,Bird!,Get your foot in the bar,Just thumb luck,Don’t bump your head against the Cloud,Shift!We’re lost! LP, Hardscore records 2020_01.

Four Middle East Songs (English version)

2016
bass and piano 15′

Text: Philippe Blasband Dedicated to Els Cooman and Paul Van Os First performance Canberra International Music Festival. Clive Birch (bass)Roland Peelman (piano)

Four songs from Middle East

2016
High Soprano and piano 15′

Text: Philippe Blasband Dedicated to Els Cooman and Paul Van Os

Bare Beats

2015
Etude for Snare drum & Piano 3′

Dedicated to Wim Konink

Carbon fixation ensemble

2015
3 synths, pno, S/A/TSax, voc, mar, vib, bass, drums), all amplified – 74′

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