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Quite quiet (2006)
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NESKO-rehearsals in Austerlitz, 18 maart 2006
photos: Dirk Gillissen
Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, b-cl, 2 bsn, 2 cor, 2 trp, harp & string orchestra

Duration: ± 12 minutes

First performance: 22 april 2006 in the auditorium of the University of Wageningen by the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra (NESKO) conducted by Bas Wiegers

Written for: NESKO
(Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra)

Commissioned by: Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

Audio sample of a live performance by NESKO conducted by Bas Wiegers
After staring over the sea in an English seaside village (Aldeburgh) where I was a guest as a composer-in-residence for three months, I knew it: my first piece for orchestra had to be very silent. With only a few crying seagulls in the violins or an empty bag of fish and chips flying by in the trumpets. Attempt after attempt stranded on half-done sketches that disappeared into the bin one after the other. I tried to make rustling sounds swing. I tried to get squeaks ans scrapes to sing. I tried all sorts of things. But everything seemed to be too much. It had to be quiete quiet. And... 'Quite quiet' it became.