From and to Infinity
𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 is a composition by Niels Brouwer, originally written in 2019 for the 70-piece bamboo flute orchestra Molucca Bamboowind Orchestra from Ambon City.
For the performance at the Orgelpark, Brouwer has written new arrangements for a unique line-up of organs, recorders, kora, guitar and voice.
In these new arrangements, Monica Akihary and Niels Brouwer, who together form Boi Akih, play together with Hungarian recorder player Dodó Kis, kora player Sekou Dioubate from Guinea and pianist Nora Mulder.
𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 comprises four movements: The Sea, Dryland, The City and Joy. Pieces originally composed for the bamboo orchestra – from piccolo to bass bamboo flute – are now performed by Nora Mulder on a variety of organs, including the Utopa Baroque organ and the Sauer organ. The arrangements make optimal use of the Orgelpark’s wide range of organs. Together, the musicians explore all sound possibilities, leaving plenty of room for improvisation.
Monica Akihary, voice, bass kalimba, live sequencer
Niels Brouwer, guitars
Sekou Dioubate, 35-string kora, slitdrum
Dodó kis , soprano, alto, tenor and great bass recorder
Nora Mulder, organs