22-07-2016

dear all,

right now I'm working on recording and producing an EP of the mini-opera 'over' which was performed on march 17 in the Opera Forward Festival

because of the electronic/beat nature of the piece I figured it would be a nice next step to embark on, and I think there's still a lot of potential in continuing the project

the EP will have myself, Elizaveta Agrafenina and Itzel Trejo Medécigo singing, with Bastiaan Woltjer on tenor trombone, Haraldur Þrastarsson on bass trombone, and a harpist yet to be determined...

here are two teasers for the upcoming project!

love, Rick
10-07-2016

dear all -

on july 1st I graduated from my BM composition at the conservatory of Amsterdam with a 10 out of 10 and a cum laude title

a lot of thanks to my teachers who have supported me throughout the year, as well as all friends & colleagues I got to know there. they'll never go away :-)

love

rick

23-05-2016

Dear all - -

Last month in the International Composition Competition Harelbeke my large wind orchestra piece won both the Jury's First Prize and the Audience Award after an incredible performance by Harmonieorkest 'Vooruit' Harelbeke under the bâton of Erik Desimpelaere.

I am incredibly grateful for the performance and the judges' and audience's faith in the piece. I hope to have a definitive recording soon.

Love, Rick