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Aroma for mandolin and guitar




In 'Aroma' mandolin and guitar try to communicate by following and imitating each others sounds. Ironically, that is exactly what stresses the differences between the instruments. It often leads to confusion, but at other moments to coherence. In this way the musical melange that comes forward in the title of the composition, was created.

Aroma was written in 1997. It was commisioned by the Dutch 'Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst" In the same year it was awarded the first prize in the Vienna Composition contest for contemporary music.