Personal background is important and unavoidable for a composer, just as it is for all of us. But what kind of influence does it have exactly on his or her work? In their concert series Personal Cultures, Orkest De Ereprijs invited five composers to form a musical answer to the question: “Where does this come from?” The pieces in the programme all embody a personal relationship with musical culture and give insight into backgrounds and origin. Listeners from different cultures and traditions meet each other in a new musical melting pot.
Jasna Veličković – while we were asleep
Christopher Trapani – Rumba Ingombra
Oğuz Büyükberber – where are you from?
Ted Hearne – To be whole is to be part
Ned McGowan – Found in Translation
Orkest De Ereprijs conducted by Gregory Charette
Jasna Veličković - velicon
Oğuz Büyükberber - bass clarinet
Ned McGowan - double bass flute
Photo: Thomas Lenden