Nick Van Elsen - Composer - Engraver

PALINDROOM (2017)

For antiphonal fanfare band & percussion

This work was commissioned by Royal Fanfare Band 'Kempenbloei' & Ivan Meylemans for their participation at the World Music Contest 2017 in Kerkrade (NL)

The work premiered on July 15 in the Rodahal and was the centerpiece of the 'Reverse' program of the band. 

With this program they became world champions for the 3rd time with a score of 97,7%.  

The title 'Palindroom' refers to the macro structure of the piece that consists of 5 movements. A palindrome is a word that is spelled backwards the same as forwards. So movement 1 & 5 and 2 & 4 are linked with corresponding material. Movement 3 is the mirror in between. 

The band is placed around the audience and the conductor takes place in the center of the concert hall.