Robert van Heumen Composer Improvisor Laptop-Instrumentalist Sound-Designer
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Composition Stipend

My application for a composition stipend at the Performing Arts Fund was accepted! For the years 2013 and 2014 I will receive a total sum of €36.000, ment as a financial basis for established composers that have proven themselves, but are not able to make a living from composing.

I plan to make pieces for Oguz Buyukberber & Laura Carmichael, trio 7090 (Nora Mulder, Koen Kaptijn, Bas Wiegers) & Gerri Jaeger, Jorge Isaac, Jasper Stadhouders, Shackle & Dominik Blum, Albert van Veenendaal, Spoon3 (Jodi Gilbert, Meinraad Kneer, Albert van Veenendaal), Piet van Tienen, plus two electronic compositions. Some of the works will include myself as laptop player. As some of these pieces will include written note material, something that is quite new to my practice, it will be an exciting period! Looking forward to work with all these great musicians.

One sad last remark: unfortunately this round was the last chance to apply for a composition stipend. Starting next year the option no longer exists.

This is the first post to document my compositional work in 2013/2014. All posts in this category can be read here.