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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!
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Turning a Glass House into a Rehearsal Space!
First sketch of chapter 1 (Awaken) by Joey Roukens
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First sketch of chapter 1 (Awaken) by Joey Roukens
First sketch of chapter 5 (Sparkle) by Gabriella Smith
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First sketch of chapter 5 (Sparkle) by Gabriella Smith
Introducing: Visual Artist Frouke Ten Velden
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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
Awaken
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Introduction:

Joey writes the first piece of the Mikrokosmos cycle. The first musical statement. The idea for this piece came right after Fuse recorded Joey’s piece Unleashed. That piece was not originally written for Fuse. In fact, it came from left-over material from his first String Quartet. That music was so energetic, so out-there, so bold. We were blown away by this piece and we knew right away that Joey had to write the opening of our Mikrokosmos.

Emma (violinist Fuse):

“It was my dream to ever play music written by Joey especially for my own group. Since I played his capriccio for violin solo on my bachelor exam this dream has been snoozing in the back of my head. So when we started the idea of Mikrokosmos he was the first composer to pop up in my mind.’

Energetic, funky, alive, tight but groovy, vigorous, explosive, resolute, powerful
Some composers notes from the score of Awaken