Mundo is a spacial journey.
Impossible places are created departing from images of the Earth, treated as they where a painting by MC Escher.
Direction, depth, melodies, instruments, colours appear in counterintuitive places. Yet the fantastic landscape behaves organically.
The album is strongest on headphones as a visual experience dictated by sound.
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This piece was written in 2012 in its acoustic version for a music-theater performance, and in 2018 in its electroacoustic version.
The cellist does not use the bow.
The pizzicato together with the music language reminisces faint memories of Spain and Argentina.
Cello and electronics
Pierre Niviere, Director
Doris Hochscheid, Cello
Federica Dalla Pozza, performer
Alice Heron, art director
Alice Sprascio, assistant art director
Pierre Niviere, director of photography
Xinzhu Wu, assistant director of photography
Jaja Sohn, choreographer
Bart de Kater on Basset-Horn
Videoclip of my electroacoustic track Warheads.
The title refers to the nuclear weapons. It is a commentary on our over-militarised and violent society we seem to keep building.
Filmed in Paradiso (Amsterdam) by the audience with their phones.
Edited by Sergio Gridelli.
Music by Diego Soifer, for basset-horn and electronics.
Basset-horn and electronica
Film music and sound
CD Recording Clarinet quartet
The first album of Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet includes 2 tracks I composed for them.
Studio recording ensemble piece
This work was a commission from Nederlands Jeugd Orkest for a festive piece for the Gran Partita instrumentation, performed at Radio Kotwijk and the Onmisport for a massive audience, as part of the Congress of the Dutch institution of mayors (VNG).
In this studio recording:
Oboes - Arthur Klaassens, Esther van der Ploeg
Clarinets - Lily Molnar, Astrid den Daas
Basset Horns - Heleen Oomen, Mayuko Tekeda
Bassoons - Joeri Deckers, Georgie Powell
Horns - Hanna Guirten, Felix Peijnenborgh, Mees Vos, Rinske van Oosterhout, Susanna ten Wolde
Contrabass - Benjamin de Boer
Conductor - Jasper de Waal
Recording engineer - Tom Peeters (Cobra Records)