The project Leftovers is a creative collaboration pairing 7090 with three composers from Canada and four from the Netherlands in an innovative fashion. The seven participating composers were invited to share their “leftovers” – composition scraps that have been discarded or unused over the years – with the performers, who then worked creatively to make a concert out of these various fragments. The composers worked together with 7090 under the mentorship of Christopher Butterfield and Yannis Kyriakidis for a week, preceding the concert in preparation for this eccentric collaboration.
My participation in this project led to the creation of the Leftovers short piece Wet eyes Marina / Dry eyes me, based on an old analysis/reconstruction of mine of the short story The Cut Leg from Vasilis Amanatidis’ book Don’t Eat Me (Kastaniotis, 2005), as well as a few transcriptions of Greek traditional songs I did for my Master research back in 2009-10.
7090 is Bas Wiegers, Koen Kaptijn, Nora Mulder and worked together with composers Adam Basanta, Noriko Koide, Thanasis Deligiannis, Gabriel Dharmoo, Grzegorz Marciniak, Christopher Reiche, Bart de Vrees.
The project was part of Gaudeamus-Montréal International Meeting, hosted by Innovations en concert in collaboration with Gaudeamus Muziekweek, taking place in April 2014 in the city of Montréal.
Additional performances: Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2014 at KUUB, Utrecht, and De Link, Tilburg.
Top: 7090 rehearses Bart de Vrees’ Like boxtrapped monkeys in a warehouse
Bottom left: Bas Wiegers and Nora Mulder rehearse Gabriel Dharmoo’s Mimicries
Bottom right: Koen Kpatijn and Bas Wiegers rehearse Adam Basanta’s 19 consecutive ways of dividing 42 eighth note quavers.