for flute, viola, percussion and electronics

Adana was composed in 2016 on the occasion of the Golden Label Career Award, which Wim Henderickx received from Klassiek Centraal, a webzine that covers classical and contemporary music. He wrote a small raga (ragini) for two musicians of the HERMESensemble, flute and viola, and he played the percussion part himself.

Adana is a raga which is symbolically linked to the late evening; it was an important raga in 17th century Indian music.

The electronics consist of the main notes of the mode, based on a microtonal series of tones (raga), typical of the music of the Middle East and India. Compare it to a tempura in Indian music.

Wim Henderickx's RAGA cycle (RAGA I, II, III) from the 1990s was recorded on CD by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (before: Royal Flemish Philharmonic) in 1999, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

This work was a preliminary study for his music-theatre piece REVELATIONS, which was commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant and had its premiere at the Opera XXI Festival at deSingel in Antwerp in April 2017.

Karin De Fleyt (flute), Wim Henderickx (percussion) and Marc Tooten (viola)


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ADANA for flute, viola, percussion and electronics (2016)
(+/- 12')
premiere: 19th June 2016 at the Arenbergschouwburg in Antwerp
Karin De Fleyt, flute
Marc Tooten, viola
Wim Henderickx, percussion