Aart Strootman, Jan Rot, CelloOctet e.a.

Last words: Bosch Requiem with Rotterdam roots 
  • Thu 9 Nov ’23
    doors open
    Jurriaanse Zaal

The last words written by singer Jan Rot have been transformed into a requiem by Rotterdam composer and guitarist Aart Strootman. 

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