he work is based on the sounds of bark, branches and the tree trunk. I recorded these sounds in a park, where I stroked and scratched very gently the bark of an aspen. I also recorded fallen, dried up branches, which I bended and broke. From the BBC field recording archives, I obtained footage of one person sawing a tree and two loggers cutting a tree in a rainforest in Guinea. These sounds present two interactions with a tree. The first is harmless to the tree, its biota and the soil. The second is, if taken too far, a process that can destroy the biodiversity of a forest and its soil. I analyzed the sounds with software and transcribed the sound events for the woodwind quintet. The sound of bark, branches and leaves, cutting and sawing each have their sound profile but also time profile. The form of the piece is a result of layering these time profiles in four layers: The sound objects themselves, the phrases, sections and the overall form.

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  1. Ukol Bloku : for choir and large orchestra / Alexey Siuomak; text by Boris Goldshtein
  2. Ballade : for two harps / Claude Debussy, arranged for two pedal harps by Eva Tebbe
  3. La guitarra : for mixed choir and guitar / Lowell Dykstra; text by Federico García Lorca
  4. Gedanken zu Bach : Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig... AD 2020, for piano / Daan Manneke
  5. Quatre offertoires sur des chants grégoriens (Volume II) : for organ / F. Xavier Gelabert in Muntaner
  6. EldoradoEldorado : Version for low voice and piano / Hanna Kulenty; text Edgar Allan Poe
  7. EldoradoEldorado : Version for medium voice and piano / Hanna Kulenty; text Edgar Allan Poe
  8. EldoradoEldorado : Version for high voice and piano / Hanna Kulenty; text Edgar Allan Poe
  9. It Sings, It Whispers : for cello / Martijn Padding
  10. Another look at Tintinnabulum : for piano / Florian Wittenburg

Popular works

  1. Rise : for two bassoons and chamber orchestra / Vanessa Lann
  2. Come Wide Close : for soprano saxophone / Bianca Bongers
  3. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  4. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  5. Quarantine Music Nº 2: "Zanshin" : for double bass a cappella / Amos Elkana
  6. Afterwalk (après promenade) : for partially prepared piano / Christina Viola Oorebeek
  7. Calling : Long version; for bass clarinet / Calliope Tsoupaki
  8. Requiem for the Refugees : Version for piano / Dick Le Mair
  9. Impressions of a Pilgrimage : for mixed choir and small orchestra / Dick Le Mair
  10. L' indifférent : pour quatuor à cordes / Hendrik Andriessen