Check out our new section 'Encore!' and read an intermezzo with our member Hugo Bouma.
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Newsletter #7 - March 2016

Piano etudes

In the previous newsletter we included an invitation to send in piano etudes. We are happy to have received enthusiastic response from several composers of the MatchingArts Collective. This month Edition MatchingArts published five piano etudes by Hugo Bouma who is also featured in the Intermezzo.

In this newsletter we will show you some of the new publications, some highlighted events in March and we introduce you to our new section: Encore!


As the name already suggests: MatchingArts Collective is a collective! Therefore we would like to feature your compositions, concerts, concert reviews and other content in our newsletter. Every month we pick out some of your events and highlight them in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Other content can be send to us by email.
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Every month we'll put one of the MatchingArts members in the spotlight and tell you something about them. 

Intermezzo with Hugo Bouma
Hugo Bouma’s five piano etudes, which were recently published by Edition MatchingArts, were written in response to a call by the MatchingArts Collective for new, intermediate-level etudes for piano. Since Hugo is not an accomplished pianist himself, he decided to make the etudes not about technical aspects of piano playing but about a more universal sense of musicality and acquainting the player with different styles of music. Ultimately he wants to make these pieces part of a larger collection.
Ever since he started composing Hugo tried to emulate a variety of composer’s styles or even specific pieces – renaissance polyphony, Bach fugues, the classical concerto form, minimalism: you name it. The main influences for these etudes were Scriabin and Bartók. One of the etudes, "Tristanoid", is a clear reference to (and elaboration of) Wagner’s famous Tristan Chord. Even though he feels his own style is starting to emerge, references to pretty much everything remain an important part of it.  
Listen to a recording of Hugo’s etudes on his website.
Are you inspired by the piano etudes that already have been published? There is still room for more etudes in the final album so don’t hesitate to send an email.


Púrpura Pansa with Johan van der Linden and Daan van den Hurk

On February 27 saxophone quartet Púrpura Pansa and saxophone player Johan van der Linden gave a beautiful concert in Splendor, Amsterdam. Púrpura Pansa is a Spanish quartet and the first half of their program existed of Spanish folklore music. They gave a diverse insight in music from different eras and obviously the Spanish music suited them very well. In the second half of the concert Johan van der Linden, who acted both as a soloist and equal fifth member of the group, joined them. In this setting they performed the world premiere of Daan van den Hurk's "Calles de Noche". Daan wrote this piece as a special request of Johan and Púrpura Pansa and it was a perfect fit with the performers as well as the rest of the program. The audience held their breath to hear every last detail of the silently fading end of "Calles de Noche" - the streets at night. But before the audience had to walk the Amsterdam streets at night, Púrpura Pansa gave a beautiful, quiet encore with Manuel de Falla’s lullaby "Nana".
Encore! offers a place to tell others about concerts given and attended by MatchingArts Collective members. Did you attend or give a concert and do you feel like sharing the experience? Send an email and we might place your report in the newsletter!
Highlighted Events March

13: Impresiones Intimas - Amsterdam, Netherlands (Concert)
19: Keuris Voorspeeldag - Amersfoort, Netherlands (Concert)
20: Matthäuspassion with RCO - Amsterdam, Netherlands (Masterclass)
21: Happy Bach-dag - Utrecht, Netherlands (Concert)

For more events, check our calendar!

Become a member of MatchingArts Collective to post your own events on our calender.

Did you attend a concert with pieces by MA-C members and do you feel like sharing your experience? Or are you a musician and are you planning to play pieces by our members? Please send an email and we would love to get in touch with you!
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