INSPIRATION

notes from my sketchbook

texts, drawings, notations, technical stuff are all from my sketchbooks

12 june 2019

from my wish to play soft, abstract and harmonious sounds came the energy and motivation to start to think about chamber music and eventually to write music for chamber music ensemble.
Electric Chamber Music, because at the center of this writing is the electric guitar. so far i’ve written some 25 pieces in the last year. Solo pieces, duets, trio’s, quartets, and lately i’m working towards combinations with woodwind instruments [clarinet, flute] and percussion.
besides thinking and writing the music i wanted to test the written material. an Ensemble would be perfect for this musical journey.
my great great grandfathers name was Sijme Storm, he was the gardener of ‘Kasteel Soelen’ / ‘Soelen Castle’ in the 19th Century. Enough reason for me to name the Ensemble after him.

my main inspiration for the project: – Ecole de Notre-Dame, – Morton Feldman, – Jürg Frey.

André Hogeslag/ Sijme Storm 2019

NEW electric souvenir PROJECT – 2019

 

A NEW PROJECT STARTED IN JANUARY 2015

…and now, at the beginning of 2019, everything starts to come together, the Sijmen Storm Ensemble started rehearsals for a contemporary electric chamber music. Compositions are being made for  intimate, soft, abstract and harmonious musical adventures. Rehearsals are recorded. There is a sound cloud page for this project : electric souvenir notes.

More info and musical output will be available in the near future.

André Hogeslag