to infuse every structure – no matter how complex – with a huge dose of sensuality.
This was strikingly demonstrated by means of Cartastraccia for soprano saxophone and ensemble, played by De Ereprijs. It is a piece that – initially – is bound to Jazz and improvised music, but the content of which is nevertheless based on neo-expressionist perspectives. It is not uncommon for the conveying lyricism to remind Alban Berg and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Rhythmism does not retreat to the background for nothing, in favor of a sensual interaction with consonance and a refined use of the counterpoint. Indeed, a score that is rich in bright ideas and is so tightly structured, that the suspense is killing and that an important degree of clarity is paramount. A magisterial highlight in Ereprijs Concert.”