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Starting off, yet again…

Tom

New year, new studies, and finally a new post again. I’ll try my best to update more regularly from now on, to keep you up to date with my studies in film scoring in Amsterdam, and with new tracks.

Let’s start it off with a new track for now!



Getting started

Tom

It has taken me some time to really get going in the new year. While I new what had to be done and when I’d have to finish it, the part where I sit down and put some new notes to paper just kept postponing itself. I wasn’t doing nothing though. I’ve written an orchestral arrangement of 7 minutes and Prayer received an adaption for both string orchestra and concert band. But somehow I couldn’t get started on writing a new piece again. And when I would start, there is always the shit terror of starting one. Starting each new piece from scratch is the hardest part for me. Thankfully, I’m not the only one suffering from this. Read More →

New year, new pieces

Tom

With the holidays approaching their inevitable end, I’m getting an overview what the next year will look like. Being the 4th year of my Bachelor, this will be the year where I’ll have to extend my horizon even further, as was the commentary on my final exam last year. After the composition workshops I gave in the past summer, with one more to go this saturday, I can now focus again on my compositions and arranging works. The next year will, at least, have the following works:

– A 4-minute work for Symphony Orchestra, to be performed in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ.
– A 15-minute work for Fanfare Orchestra, to be performed in Zutphen in late 2016.
– A 10-minute work for clarinet and string quartet, to be performed on the 10th of April in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, for the Dutch clarinet festival.

Furthermore, I’m writing an orchestral arrangement in September and October, and I’m planning my first virtual orchestration album! 3 tracks are already (almost) finished, and I hope to be able to present a full album in May 2016! All exciting stuff! And one important choice is there to be made: which master to choose. Film music or classical composition? I might be busy for a while..

New website

Tom

After a long process, my website has finally been updated! No more news updates from 2 years ago, no more gruesome ads and new and better content! I’ll try to update my work regularly and keep you posted about upcoming concerts or events. A lot of thanks for Nick Wagemaker and Rick Hegt for making this site and an entirely new corporate identity for me as a composer. Have a first look around and stay tuned for more in the near future!