Branches is a sound-memory that evolved out of a drive years ago down the Bolivian Andes, down a treacherous road often referred to as the “death road”. Branches is based on Wagner’s “Im Treibhaus”, one of many melodies that pop up into my mind in different places of the world. Like confluences of landscape and […]

From Indonesia to Arizona. Who would have thought there is a connection between the two! Recently moved to this state, I re-visited its fabulous musical instrument museum (MIM), located at the north-eastern side of Arizona’s metropolis of Phoenix, where more than seven thousand instruments from all over the world are on display. It was here […]

Thank you Renée Blanche, host of US radio program Night Tides, for featuring music from my latest album Lotus Dreams. Kansas City University Radio (KCUR) is the flagship National Public Radio (NPR) station in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a listener supported radio station that is part of the NPR network. To support their cause, you can […]

When researching Indonesia’s treasure trove of indigenous instruments, I came across a tube zither, harp-like traditional string instrument, called Sasando. The instrument is native to Rote Island, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and is named after the Rote Island dialect word ”sasandu”, which translates freely into “vibrating” or “sounding vessel”.  There are […]

Press Release After successful performances in 2016 in Alaska and Canada, and more performances in 2018 in The Netherlands, the monodrama The Child behind the Eyes (Nava Semel), for which I wrote the music, will continue to Nova Scotia. This time, director Vivian Melde and actress Nava Sarracino will present without me being present, as […]

I heard the live sounds of the digeridu for the first time in Broome, Western Australia, while awaiting the magical moonrise of Staircase to the Moon, – a natural phenomenon caused by a full moon rising over the exposed mudflats of nearby Roebuck Bay. In front of me the Indian Ocean. Soft breezes cooled the […]