guidance & advice – projects in development

Project ‘PUTRI KEDUA – MUSIC THEATER’ — Music, dance and multimedia performance of Indonesian Keroncong and Western Jazz. Personal story of singer Anna Montan and her mother in context with colonial past Indonesia- Netherlands. For Foundation Loksi.

Project ‘ETHIOPIAN SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA’ — Establishment and first concert in Addis Ababa. Orchestra: Ethiopian musicians on traditional musical instruments. Repertoire: Traditional and contemporary. For singer Minyeshu Kifle Tedla.

Project ‘THE SOUND OF GUBA’ — Musical journey of Jazz to Hungarian folk music and vice versa: merging and fusing together of these disciplines. Live concert with visual elements / video and dance. For saxophonist and clarinetist Viktor Haraszti and foundation Hungarian Music Projects in establishment.

Project ‘AND SO THEY SOUND! … IN AMSTERDAM’ — Series of educational and informative performances on musical instruments from non-Western musical cultures. Pilot activity of AMIM – Amsterdam Music Instrument Museum in establishment. For musicologist Mikko Karjalainen.

guidance & advice – completed projects

Request ‘WORK CONTRIBUTION MUSIC AUTHOR — At FPK (Performing Arts Fund) for composing ‘Parvaz, Een Vlucht Vooruit’ ( Parvaz, A Flight Ahead) an amalgamation of Middel Eastern (Iran) and Western classical music for Daf, Harp, Cello and Voice. For composer Farid Sheek. Request honored.

Request ‘WORK CONTRIBUTION MUSIC AUTHOR’ — At FPK (Fonds Podiumkunsten – Performing Arts Fund) for ‘Mazzeltov – Askkenazi Folkmusic’ for carillon with newly composed and arranged Klezmer & Yiddish Songs. For composer Mathieu Daniël Polak. Request honored.

Application  ‘VISSER-NEERLANDIAPRIJS’ — by the foundation MomC | Music of Many Cultures for pioneering work of composer Mathieu Daniël Polak following ‘Chag Sameach’, new Hebrew carillon compositions for the Jewish Holidays and Memorial Days. Application honored.

Composition project ‘CHAG SAMEACH – JEWISH FESTIVALS’ — Newly composed and arranged Hebrew (!) carillon works for the Jewish Holidays and Memorial Days. Premiere Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Westertoren, Amsterdam. For composer and carillonneur Mathieu Daniël Polak.

Request ‘WORK CONTRIBUTION MUSIC AUTHOR’ — At FPK (Fonds Podiumkunsten – Performing Arts Fund) for carillon composition with newly composed and arranged Hebrew works ‘Chag Sameach – Jewish Festivals’. For composer and carillonneur Mathieu Daniël Polak. Request honored.

Project presentation ‘MUSICA MUNDO Rhythms of the World 2018 &  World Music Series’ — Advice, editing and composition of the presentation text of this multicultural music Festival in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. For Foundation Arteganza.

Lecture ‘DIVERSION WITHIN UNITY’ — On Jewish Music Traditions inclusive music examples from folklore en chazzanuth (liturgical music) in the context of a symposium on diversity (November 2017) . For the Theological College Windesheim, Zwolle, The Netherlands.