On the 13 th May 2000, the Netherlands was shocked by an explosion in Roombeek – a district of Enschede, near the German border – after a fire broke out at a local fireworks depot. 23 people lost their lives in the tragic events. This piece pays tribute to their memory.
‘232.778ºC’ was written during October 2016 and is a musical homage and reaction to Ray Bradbury’s ‘Farenheit 451’ and the illustrations of the novel by Ralph Steadman. It received its premiere on Sunday 20th November at the 40th Brass in Concert Championships at the Sage, Gateshead.
A Bandsman’s Overture was commissioned by British Bandsmanmagazine to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2012. It was premiered by Black Dyke Band, conducted by Dr Nicholas Childs, at a special anniversary concert held in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on July 1st.
De aanslagen in Brussel op 22 maart 2016 joegen een schokgolf door België en de rest van de wereld. Evenzo leidden de aanslagen in Parijs en Nice tot grote publieke verontwaardiging, angst en onbegrip. Wat is er geworden van onze westerse wereld? Zijn onze culturen zo ver uit elkaar gegroeid dat we elkaar niet meer begrijpen?