World premiere of a new composition for Slagwerk Den Haag, performed on Joep van Lieshout’s 4-meter tall steel sculpture Early Bird.
‘While walking through Joep van Lieshout’s atelier, looking for musical possibilities in his pre-existing sculptures, I stumbled upon his ‘Early Bird’ from 2015. A few taps on the surface and I was enchanted. Each of its 100 flat metal surfaces rings out a clear, unique pitch. It’s like a beautiful, bizarrely-tuned, three-dimensional, 4-meter tall vibraphone.’