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Awaken

with Joey Roukens

Ground

with Morris Kliphuis

Grow

with Xavi Torres

Animate

with Miho Hazama

Sparkle

with Gabriella Smith

Reflect

with Kinan Azmeh

Harmonise

with Julia Philippens

Transform

with Jacob TV

Expand

with Nathalie Joachim

Crystallise

with Thomas Beijer

Liberate

with Bryce Dessner

Dissolve

with Gabriel Kahane
Mikrokosmos is a collaboration between Fuse, two visual artists and twelve composers to create an awesome collection of new music. Have a look around, read our "Updates" and learn about the Composers and the 12 Chapters.
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First Notes from Kinan Azmeh
Diary
First Notes from Kinan Azmeh
Looking back at November Music 2022
Diary
Looking back at November Music 2022
Hi from November Music Festival
Diary
Hi from November Music Festival
What is Mikrokosmos? The project explained
Diary
What is Mikrokosmos? The project explained
Introducing: Visual Artist Nick Liefhebber
Diary
Introducing: Visual Artist Nick Liefhebber
Watch: Lockdown Interviews with the Composers
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Watch: Lockdown Interviews with the Composers
Watch: Construction Site #2, with Xavi Torres
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Watch: Construction Site #2, with Xavi Torres
Turning a Glass House into a Rehearsal Space!
Diary
Turning a Glass House into a Rehearsal Space!
First sketch of chapter 1 (Awaken) by Joey Roukens
Music
First sketch of chapter 1 (Awaken) by Joey Roukens
First sketch of chapter 5 (Sparkle) by Gabriella Smith
Music
First sketch of chapter 5 (Sparkle) by Gabriella Smith
Introducing: Visual Artist Frouke Ten Velden
Diary
Introducing: Visual Artist Frouke Ten Velden
Watch: Construction Site #1. Working with Jacob TV
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Watch: Construction Site #1. Working with Jacob TV
Chapters
First Notes from Kinan Azmeh
Diary
A note from Adriaan

In December Kinan Azmeh sent us the first sketches of his new piece; chapter six of the cycle (Reflect). The very next day we did something very exciting; We read through the fresh material during a video call with Kinan. Although by looking through the score you can tell immediately that this composition will eventually become a meditative and sacral piece that will take the listener to a place where one can quietly reflect on our whereabouts in the first half of the Mikrokosmos journey, Kinan provided us with some food for thought, calculation and practicing! After a long, sustained note, with three different chords underneath it, the long note turns into a pulse played by one of the violins, later joined by the viola. So far, so good. But when the double bass enters with a slow groove with a different pulse, it starts to get complicated and when the second violin starts playing a pattern in which every note consistently takes one third longer than the first pattern, we’re all lost, and even Daniel’s smart rhythmic nudges and whispers to keep everyone in the boat don’t give us a clue anymore on which page of the score we are. At least that’s what happened the first time we tried to play it through. And the second time. And… Well. That’s what made it so exciting. In the end each one of us was focusing on his own part, trying to be as steady as possible, and this way we made it to the end, where a beautiful choral awaited us.