Urban Chimes

Urban Chimes (2015)

For interactive swing installation
Commissioned by Wannaplay?
Premiered on Oerol Festival, Terschelling 2015

In early 2015, my teacher summoned me to a meeting about a new project, for which he had written a piece already. The assignment was to write a piece for an interactive installation of swings. Each swing had its own instrument, and for each bit you were swinging higher and faster, the music would change. Me and 4 others took the challenge, and wrote a piece for the installation, to be premiered on Oerol Festival in June 2015.

At the festival, we were assigned to a small ‘studio'(more like an aquarium), in which we could continue working on the pieces. Each of our pieces received its own premiere on one of the festival dates. In addition, one of my fellow students, Rick van Veldhuizen, and me worked on a entirely new piece, which was commissioned at 14:00 and premiered at 16:30 on the same day.

My piece was such a success, that it has been added to the permanent installation of Wannaplay?! See their agenda to see their tour dates and locations!

Here’s an impression of how the piece could, but never will, sound in a stereo setting.