Ernestine Stoop, harpist:

Ernestine Stoop, harpist: 1) When I met Olivier Messiaen (80 years old) in 1984 I asked him why he never composed for the harp (since I like his music a lot): he said: La harpe,….. c’est trop difficile 2) Franco Donatoni: he wrote Refrain II (1986) for the Nieuw Ensemble with a quite difficult cadenza… Continue reading Ernestine Stoop, harpist:

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Wilbert Bulsink:

Wilbert Bulsink: In 2003 I was in a workshop with the Nieuw Ensemble where a sketch i made was played. It consisted of descending lines of microtonal intervals. Starting with major 7ths in the first bar the intervals became smaller and smaller every bar, ending with major 2nds in the last bar. I used a hoquet-technique to divide… Continue reading Wilbert Bulsink:

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