Dutch composer in London – Tom Kerstens and the G+ Ensemble play premiere of Over the Water at Kings Place Opening Festival

octobre 2008 – n the new Kings Place guitarist Tom Kerstens and the G+ ensemble played the premiere of my new piece Over the Water for guitar and string quartet..

In London, on Wednesday Octobre 1 my quintet for guitar and string quartet Over the Water was premiered.Tom Kerstens and his G+ Ensemble played it during the spectaculat opening week of Kings Place, the new centre for business, arts and music in the city of London. The music was well received, I am happy to say – I worked long and hard on this difficult but exquisite ensemble. Tom will play the piece this season in the UK, and now we are arranging a Dutch premiere…which will probably be given by Tom together with the Utrecht String Quartet!

Kings Place (near the renovated King’s Cross – St. Pancras International, where the Eurostar arrives) is a remarkable combination of business activities from the groundfloor up and spacious underground facilities for the arts, including art galleries and two concert halls. Something about the business model of Kings Place-boss Peter Millican is here. Norman Lebrecht even called Kings Place a music revolution.