Douze mains


Two great joys in my life are first of all the simple do-it-yourself fun of playing quatre-mains (especially with my grandfather) and secondly letting myself be surprised again and again by some of the most creative, quirky, and contagious music of the twentieth century: The White Album by the Beatles. This is my ode to both of them.

Mayke Nas NL

Mayke Nas (1972) is a Dutch composer who pairs playfulness with an entirely unique approach to sound and musical action in each of her works. She enjoys creating music for musicians breathing simultaneously, for moving chairs, wired blackboards and bridges opening. She considers herself fortunate to have worked with Nieuw Ensemble, Asko|Schönberg, Slagwerk Den Haag, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bl!ndman, the Neue Vocalsolisten, Eighth Blackbird, Calefax and other musical wizards. For the 2011-2012 season Nas was awarded an artist-in-residence fellowship of the DAAD in Berlin, Germany.

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Mayke Nas