Click here to hear a fragment of Morgen.
In this composition I wanted to explore
the possibilities to blend Orkest De Volharding live and
with samples simultaneously. I also wanted to make music
about the power and the madness of beauty. So I used a
beautiful live (and also sampled) mezzo-soprano that
talks, whispers and sings about all the beautiful things
in life like flowers or the morning sun (there are a lot
of flower names to be heard). But she also utters
hysteric rhythmic laughs, shouts and soprano shrieks,
together with very rhythmical notes and quartertones from
the Volharding. And at other times the music sounds like
a 21st century renaissance consort.
The beauty of 'Morgen' is that it shows
very different kinds of beauty, that yet all belong to
the same world.
'Morgen' was written for Orkest
De Volharding and mezzo-soprano