for 7 musicians

This work is based on NOSTALGIA for 7 Middle East instruments, composed for the Atlas Ensemble in 2010.

Wim Henderickx's fascination for non-Western cultures led him to the Middle East. The title of the work refers to personal experiences of the composer with music from this region, as for him it often evokes a feeling of melancholia.

This version for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano was commissioned by the Zvezdoliki Ensemble to perform several times on the occasion of Wim Henderickx's 50th birthday.

There are 7 sections in which all instruments are alternating protagonists.

In 2017 Wim Henderickx made a version of this work for STRING ORCHESTRA, commissioned by the Boho Strings and David Ramael for the full CD 'Nostalgia' (release December 2018).



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for 7 musicians
(+/- 7')
first performance: February 19th, 2012
at Zaal 7, Berchem
by Zvezdoliki Ensemble