Componist David Dramm presenteert elke maand in Splendor het Weeshuis van de Nederlandse Muziek met uit het oog en oor verdwenen Nederlandse meesterwerken uit de 20ste eeuw. “Een nieuwe en buitengewoon geslaagde presentatievorm…nu al een succes,” aldus het Parool.
Tomorrow February 28th I’ll be guest in the renowned Dutch TV program Podium Witteman. Live broadcast from 18:10 till 19:10 on NPO 2.
I will talk about and play music by Alexander Scriabin and tell about my newest project together with DEFRAME.
Very much looking forward!
Coming Saturday February 6th at 16:00 I’ll be playing a concert in the cutest museum of Amsterdam: The Pianola Museum.
This museum collects reproducing pianos and owns over 30,000 music rolls played by famous composers and pianists like Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Grieg and my favourite: Scriabin!
During the concert I will perform Scriabin’s music, but we will also play the rolls where you can hear Scriabin playing himself! These rolls have been lying untouched in the museum’s archieves for decades and it is time to bring them alive!
Please be welcome!
On friday night February 19th I’m presenting my newest project SEE SCRIABIN!
Over the last couple of months I collaborated with a collective of visual artists DEFRAME from Utrecht- NL, together with who we developed live visuals to the music of Alexander Scriabin. Scriabin was the first composer who -already 100 years ago- was intrigued by the idea of adding colors to music and who was experimenting with the integration of other art forms into his music. To me he was the first multi-media composer and we are extremely excited to present SEE SCRIABIN! next month!
Tomorrow, April 27th 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.
Scriabin is one of the composers most dear to me and I’m feeling extremely honored to perform tomorrow at the newly build concert hall of the Scriabin Museum. I could not have wished for a place more suiting for bringing my tribute to him, literally on soil where he lived his last years and wrote his latest masterworks.
“…Scriabin is the singing of a falling moon. Starlight in music. A flame’s movement. A burst of sunlight . The cry of soul to soul…A singing illumination of the air itself, in which he himself is captive child of the gods. A strong tenderness; a mighty invincible sweetness…All his music is light itself…” (Balmont, 1917)