Willem Boogman


Concert: Intermezzi

The last concert in the Balcony Scene series ›Noorderklank in the Oosterkerk‹ will take place on Thursday July 1 – concerts that prefigure the music theater project ›Een oog in zee‹ by Stichting Noorderklank, for which I will write the music. Central to this concert is my Intermezzi, Modulationes super Passionem secundum Joannem (2016) for accordion, string quartet, glass plate, stones, hammer and wooden boxes. The program also includes music by Nico Richter, Marius Flothuis and J.S. Bach.
Performers are accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam, violinist Janneke van Prooijen and the Luna String Quartet.



›Winter‹ is the first video I made on my own music, in this case the fifth movement of ›The Road To Here‹, performed here by the Ottoni Quartet and Wybe Kooijmans - organ.
The live recording of the premiere was made by Bert van Dijk in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.
More about the music: The Road To Here

A grant for ›Een oog in zee‹!

Very happy with a grant from the Performing Arts Fund NL that makes it possible that, after a long period of preparations, I can start composing the new music theater work ›Een oog in zee‹, commissioned by Foundation Noorderklank! I feel privileged to work in a great team of fantastic and inspiring people: Salomé Roodenburg - libretto and scenography, Helena van Heel - mezzo-soprano, Vincent van Amsterdam - accordion, Fokke van Heel - horns, Kenzo Kusuda - dance, Zephyr Brüggen - stage direction, Nanny Roed Lauridsen - production. ›Een oog in zee› is based on the myth of Ariadne and Theseus, which we'll present in a new interpretation.

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Painting: Salomé Roodenburg