Bubbles, Five Miniatures for Ten Players

I. Agile and crisp
II. Jaggedly floating
III. Mysteriously agitated
IV. Lively and sparkling
V. Eerily tranquil

Written in collaboration with Benjamin and Daniël de Boer
Commissioned in retrospect by the ‘Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst’
Dedicated to Ties Mellema
Later incorporated in the opera The Emperor’s New Clothes , Op. 55


  1. Score and electronic sounds:

2. Explanation about the ‘composing process’:

In 2014, Thierry Baudet, chairman of the Dutch Forum for Democracy wrote an article about this piece. It can be read here (in Dutch).

There is also a version a seven instruments.

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