Lady of Silences (2021)

She is present in many forms, yet invisible for the eye, she is the Lady of Silences. A song, based on a fragment of 'Ash Wednesday' by T.S. Elliot, about:

being in
loving
and letting go of
the garden of life.
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Vocals - Sterre Decru
Violin - Ruth Mareen
Accordeon - Kaat Vanhaverbeke
Percussion - Baue Kunstman

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shot by: Amba Klapwijk



A history of a soldier: Indruk - Soletude

When COVID-19 started, I was working on a project for a clarinet trio, formed by Femke van den Bergh & Ruth Mareen, to write a part of a suite, based on l'Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky.
The concert in May 2020 was canceled, but after the summer, when Femke commissioned me for another piece, we decided to bring that piece and the former program together in a one-time livestream concert, at Studio LOOS. We arranged all production and technical work ourselves, with the assistance of Studio LOOS, and the camera work and visuals of Luca Tornato Serafini. I did sound engineering and recording during the concert.

In this concert, two of my pieces were premiered

- Indruk (Clarinet trio) - also at 24:30 in the video below

Hidde Kramer (composer) · Indruk (2020)

- Solétude (Bass Clarinet Solo) - also at 59:06 in the video

Hidde Kramer (composer) · Solétude (2020)

Full performance:






Passage

Miniature work exploring two sound worlds, where clouds of contrasting colour pass through each other and interact. This piece uses multitrack recording technique of a multiple of the same instruments. Listen on headphones or earbuds for the best possible spatial experience.

Bass Clarinet - Femke van den Bergh
Violin - Ruth Mareen

Hidde Kramer (composer) · Passage - listen with headphones! (2020)




Valse Lente/False Spring

False Spring is a song set to the poem of the same name by Jan Wolkers.  In the piece the relationship between spring and winter is explored. The brief moment they might coexist, when spring shows her first signs of life, and laments her inability to coexist with winter.

Voice - Sterre Decru
Violin - Ruth Mareen