For viola and accordeon
Bye was wirtten for Duo Mares (Esra Pehlivanli and Marko Kassl), and commissioned by the Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten.
Published by Donemus
image for Bye

At the end of her life, my mother suffered from dementia. Although fortunately she never stopped recognizing me, she became more and more confused and communication with her became more and more difficult. Yet you could always still see what a beautiful person she was.

In the composition Bye you can hear her increasing confusion and my sadness about losing her, but also her lasting warmth and the love she gave.