Release of sold-out Incantatie IV

Release of sold-out Incantatie IV

The sold-out double-CD of Incantatie IV by Dutch minimal composer Simeon ten Holt, will be re-issued in 2014 by Brilliant Classics. The live-recording from 1999...
The sold-out double-CD of Incantatie IV by Dutch minimal composer Simeon ten Holt, will be re-issued in 2014 by Brilliant Classics. The live-recording from 1999 of this composition is performed by Sandra and Jeroen van Veen and Tamara Rumiantsev. For many years this recording was only available in a downloadable format from the ITunes store. Fans of Simeon ten Holt can add another album now to their collection. Presumably to be released in the first half of 2014. For more information see: http://www.simeontenholt.com/
Unknown Violin Sonata recorded

Unknown Violin Sonata recorded

On Saturday October 19, I was at Concertstudio Middelburg to record an unknown Violin and Piano Sonata with Serbian-American violinist Aleksandra Maslovaric. At present the...
On Saturday October 19, I was at Concertstudio Middelburg to record an unknown Violin and Piano Sonata with Serbian-American violinist Aleksandra Maslovaric. At present the recording company prefers we do not yet publish the name of this unknown sonata, composed by a 20th century Dutch women-composer. It is an interesting sonata, written in a German, Brahmsian idiom that shows true craftsmanship and inspiration of a woman that traveled around the world. Supposedly the recording will be released in February or March 2014.
Music Workshop for Teachers

Music Workshop for Teachers

On Friday evening October 11, I gave a workshop for teachers of primary education. The workshop was part of the kick-off meeting of "Cultuureducatie met...
On Friday evening October 11, I gave a workshop for teachers of primary education. The workshop was part of the kick-off meeting of "Cultuureducatie met Kwaliteit" (Cultural education with Quality), held in Schiedam. During this kick-off several arts workshop were being held. After some singing, clapping and moving, energy levels went up and the teachers went home with some musical inspiration.
Training Artists for Innovation

Training Artists for Innovation

Together with Willemijn Schellekens (design) and Erik van Duijvenbode (dance), I was invited to perform in a creative intervention at the Closing Conference of TAFI (Training Artists...
Together with Willemijn Schellekens (design) and Erik van Duijvenbode (dance), I was invited to perform in a creative intervention at the Closing Conference of TAFI (Training Artists for Innovation) in Brussels, on April 9. The small room was packed with people from all around Europe and beyond and since they were all arts-related higher management and staff, we were thrilled with their enthusiastic response to our performance. For more information on TAFI: http://www.trainingartistsforinnovation.eu/
First Performance with 3-in-1

First Performance with 3-in-1

On Friday-night March 1, we, Willemijn Schellekens (design), Erik van Duijvenbode (dance) and Tamara Rumiantsev (together "3-in-1"), performed at the opening of Erik's new dance...
On Friday-night March 1, we, Willemijn Schellekens (design), Erik van Duijvenbode (dance) and Tamara Rumiantsev (together "3-in-1"), performed at the opening of Erik's new dance studio. We gave the audience an experience of sound, images and movements. The music I performed was by Simeon ten Holt (Canto Ostinato). Willemijn projected the images both on her installation and in the entire space, and Erik performed along with them.
The Power of Creativity

The Power of Creativity

What do we need in a society saturated with information, science and technology? Not more information, science and more technology, but creativity. This notice is...
What do we need in a society saturated with information, science and technology? Not more information, science and more technology, but creativity. This notice is not something new and original, but somehow the market is not overcrowded with artists offering creative workshops and training programs. Artists seem to live with a passion for their art, which keeps them inspired. Using the brain to imagine and visualize works of art and performances, opens doors that otherwise would stay closed. It is my conviction that the arts are more needed today than ever. Being involved with any arts discipline influences different brain...