24 Dec 2014 Componisten, Composities

In december 2014 kwam DMP in contact met de Engele componist Kevin Holland. Hij had een aantal solo's voor xylophone met piano-begeleiding gecomponeerd en vroeg of DMP die als album kon uitgeven. Aangezien het hier om uitstekende composities gaat, heeft DMP niet lang getwijfeld en is dit album nu - onder de naam Soundscapes - verschenen. Het gaat om 5 solo's, te weten Soundscape 1 t/m 5 - voor xylophone, met begeleiding van piano.

Engelstalige biografie van Kevin Holland:

Born in Lancashire, England, he is a qualified secondary Music teacher, examiner and an active musician. An early Music enthusiast, he studied the harpsichord with Gary Cooper at the Royal Northern College of Music, obtaining a Postgraduate Performance Diploma. He also plays the Piano, Organ and Flute.  Along with his teaching commitments he is an avid composer and arranger.

His publications include five trios for recorders, an arrangement of Georg Muffat’s fifth Keyboard Partita for Clarinet Quartet and in 2014 his piece ‘Fughetta’ was selected to be included in a ‘Contemporary Exercise Book’ for harpsichord sponsored by ‘Harpsichord xxi’ and the ‘Estonia harpsichord society’. 

A number of his compositions have been performed in the ‘Vox Novus’ Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame Concert series.