Slow March to Moscow (2006)
The good thing about travelling is that you have to go back at a certain moment. After coming back you look at your own place in a different way.
In old times composers like Willaert would walk from the Netherlands to places like Venice in Italy just to listen to the choir in the San Marco. They were called 'Men from over the mountains' To walk from my house in Amsterdam to the Red Square here in Moscow and listening to Russian musicians would take me something like 6 months. Instead of dooing that I wrote a small piece about this imaginary trip. It is a polyrhytmic structure in the form of a slow march. I am planning to write a few more pieces about this subject.
Slow March to Moscow is dedicated to Vladimir Tarnapolsky and the Studio New Music.