Robert Nasveld together with Ton de Leeuw and Douwe Eisenga in the concert called ‘Time out! by the ‘Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij’ on March 18, 23 and 24 in Soest, Utrecht and Middelburg. World premiere of the new version of the composition ‘My wife and I’ based on hotel reviews presented at Bol.com by funny Google translations….
Robert Nasveld wrote the composition Me and my wife (2012/2016) for five and six part choir alone.
Commissioned by the Fonds Podiumkunsten for the Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij, conducted by Fokko Oldenhuis. World premiere April 20, 2013 in the Nicolaï Church in Utrecht within the frame of the Peace of Utrecht. World premiere of the a cappella version March 23, 2018 in the Academiegebouw, Utrecht.
Me and my wife was originally written for accordion, harp, percussion and mixed choir and consists of three songs. The texts are reviews about hotels and restaurants, found on the internet and are only in Dutch (see Dutch page).
The occassional combination of chorus with accordeon, harp and percussion has the disadvantage that the number of performances will be limited. The transcription for five to six part unaccompanied chorus was possible because of the strong independent role of the choir.
The same concert will have a performance of ‘A settee heure du jour’ of Ton de Leeuw and a new work by Douwe Eisenga.