Sun. 5 February 2023 – 20:00
Heleen Hulst

Mirovoi - by Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (LIVE & STREAM)

A timelapse of the eternal cycle of creation and destruction

Composer Janco Verduin gets often inspired by scientific phenomena . In his music unexpected turns stand out. The listener almost feels de physical necessity to want to follow everything happening. Even if many things occur at the same moment. Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - the band that doesn’t recoil for any genre or style - plunges itself into his imaginative sound world.

Also early geology interest him. In Mesoproterozoïcum (for piano solo) Janco Verduin summarises 600.000.000 years in 20 minutes. In that time it was busy because the supercontinent Columbia fell apart, and the new continent Rodinia was formed and evolution came across a new method: sexual reproduction, It must have been ill at ease those years. In Mesoproterozoïcum pianist Gerard Bouwhuis takes up the fight against antimetric figures which unfold themselves slowly. The moment one creates a supercontinent (which doesn’t occur very often), all the land sticks together. A logical result is that this land is surrounded by one big superocean. In the case of Rodinia this was superocean Mirovoi. The piece Mirovoi was written for trio Rodinia. The revised version is a time-lapse on the eternal cycle of creation and destruction which formed our planet. Heleen Hulst and Gerard Bouwhuis have played the duo Ghoti previously. Ghoti is pronounced as 'fish'; the gh from enough, the o from women, ti from motion. For this concert Verduin revised and transformed the fish into fishfingers. The most yummie parts of the fish got crunchy in this version for ensemble.

Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer - (bass) clarinet
Heleen Hulst - violin
Mick Stirling - cello
Gerard Bouwhuis - piano
Bart de Vrees & Ruud Roelofsen - percussion





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