Arnoud Noordegraaf

composer | director

audio/visual media

project-specific content like trailers or excerpts are available on the page for the work itself. This section focuses on other media like interviews and making-of videos. For press quotes visit press quotes

 

urwald

portfolio

a quick collection of excerpts from my own works, as can be found in the 'work' section.
Collected in a youtube playlist, updated somewhat regularly.

as big as the sky (2015)

interview about the opera just before it's premiere, on NPO TV June 2015

as big as the sky (2015)

interview about working with Ai Weiwei, at the launch of the HF program, January 2015

as big as the sky (2015)

radio item about As Big as the Sky on "Vrije Geluiden", Radio 4 VPRO (starts at 21 min. 20 sec.)

as big as the sky (2015)

"Total Solution" commercial, featuring Ai Weiwei as "Wu Cai"

as big as the sky (2015)

Photo albums for researching and the making of "Sky", working with Weiwei, live- and behind-the-scenes photos on the As Big as the Sky facebook page:

one minute opera (2015)

Arnoud made a one-minute opera, with a libretto by Pieter Steinz  based on Rembrandt's painting "Het Joodse Bruidje" — Dutch daily TV show De Wereld Draait Door:

double music (2012)

For percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag, Arnoud made seven short films linking seven duo-compositions in a concert commemorating John Cage. An interesting series of composer portraits.

Ode to John Cage

Slagwerk Den Haag celebrated its own 35th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth with Double Music, a program featuring seven new duo pieces by fourteen composers, inspired by Double Music by John Cage and Lou Harrison.

Arnoud Noordegraaf interviewed all fourteen composers, asking them about the composition process. The interviews were compiled into video portraits, which were then interspersed through the Double Music program giving an interesting peek behind the scenes.

The original work by John Cage and Lou Harrison was obviously included in the program. The new duo pieces were written by:

Louis Andriessen & Martijn Padding
Michael Gordon & Julia Wolfe
Huba de Graaff & Jan van de Putte
Pete Harden & Oscar Bettison
Yannis Kyriakides & Marko Ciciliani
Tom Johnson & Luiz Henrique Yudo
Peter Adriaansz & Maarten Altena.

trailer:

double music (2012)

playlist for all the double-interviews:

urwald (2013)

urwald (2013)

Gerard Bouwhuis en Heleen Hulst (Nieuw Amsterdams Peil) over UrWald

calefax residency (2011)

In 2011 Arnoud was composer-in-residence with the Calefax reed quintet. He composed a new work —Verzonken— with video for them and directed a whole new concert program with multiple movable video screens. The concert —Moving Music— toured in Holland in 2011.

More info about this residence period on the Arnoud in Residence blog

Moving Music trailer:

calefax residency (2011)

filming "Verzonken" ("Plunged") with saxophonist Raaf Hekkema:

calefax residency (2011)

interview about the concert with Aad van Nieuwkerk, at November Music festival 2011

fugue (2010)

fugue (2010)

anticantate (2009)

anticantate (2009)

inside out (2006)