After being nominated for the Gaudeamus award in 2017 I had different interviews and talks with the organizers of the festival. Programmer Martijn Buser asked me what pieces could be performed next to the nominated Requiem Apoidea and the new piece I would write for ensemble in residence Kluster5.
The choice we made was a revision of a piece I made earlier for baroque ensemble and three recorders solo. The new title, Nyctophilia is based on a quote by Allen Edgar Poe: “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
Added is TEMKO for some irregular polyrhythmic grooves.