This month Royal Fanfare Band 'Kempenbloei' from Achel became World Champions in the highest division for the first time.
At the World Music Contest 2017, they participated in the concert division that had a new concept. The pieces that the bands would play, had to have a general link. Therefore I got a commission to write the center piece of the Reverse-program. My work 'Palindroom' is the mirror between 4 other pieces. The program itself is constructed as a palindrome alternating Jazz and music inspired by poetry.
Jazz - poetry - mirror - poetry - jazz
It was a great honor to write a piece for this program, that already included works by Jan van der Roost, Leonard Bernstein, Oliver Waespi and Philip Wilby.