Not a requiem for the dead, but a timeless and comforting reflection on life.
Jan Rot’s words speak for themselves:
Consider me as if traveling the globe
Seven-odd years at sea
Know that I am safe from harm
But a sign of life – no
November Music, the festival for contemporary music, commissions a Dutch composer to write a new Bosch Requiem every year. De Doelen is partner of November Music in making Aart Strootman’s Bosch Requiem possible.
Strootman Bosch Requiem
Aart Strootman composition, musical direction, and electric guitar | Jan Rot libretto | CelloOctet Amsterdam | Mallet Collective | TEMKO | Rianne Wilbers soprano | Fanny Alofs alt /mezzo-soprano