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Pier & Oceaan was composed on request of the Johan Wagenaar Stichting and was premiered during the festival De Elektrische Golf", which took place in the Atrium of the new Den Haag Town Hall in May 2000.

Without being program music, in some ways Pier & Oceaan expresses my affinity with the environment of Den Haag such as harbour, dunes and sea. The title refers to a painting by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan called Pier en Oceaan no.5: Zee en Sterrenlucht.

The sound material for Pier & Oceaan was organised into five main groups, which each were subdivided into the categories Tone attacks, Tone fields, Noise attacks and Noise fields.
Gottfried Michael Koenig's computer composition program Projekt 1 was used to calculate four structures in which entry-points, pitches (in the case of Tone attacks and Tone fields), spatial distribution, main groups and sound categories are defined.

Pier & Oceaan is dedicated to my composition teacher Jan Boerman and was realised with financial support of the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst.

score page from "Pier & Oceaan"  
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