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 the different pitches over the ensemble. Every first bar was played by strings and winds and every second bar was played by the plucked instruments (mandoline, guitar and harp). When i came to the last bar with major 2nds i decided to give them to the harp alone. It all sounded very complicated and quite boring until we arrived at the last bar: suddenly, after half a minute of dull constructivism the sound of a beautiful fairy tale was heard: a whole tone glissando on harp!