Last weekend there were two premieres in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam. Nachthexen (Night Witches) by Huib Emmer and Lonely Stats by me with the Field Of Ears band and guests.
Between the two pieces Irine Birger gave an entertaining and informative lecture on the two pieces. Both of them dealt with women in WWII. Lonely Stats had bits about Annabelle Lee and the All American Girls Baseball League and the Night Witches were women Soviet Pilots that flew missions during WWII.
I had the role of narrator in addition to playing the flute in both pieces which is a new phase for my compositional and performance roles. I’m into it and am dreaming of ways to use my voice live in future projects.
We even managed to get a spot on Russian TV!
Photo credit to Sonja Duimel and many thanks to the Orgelpark staff.