Forging A Path to the Future with Bassoon and Electro Music

For the last three months, I’ve been working on an experimental collaboration and a series of recording projects with composer Chiel Meijering in the electronic dance music (EDM) / electro-pop genre.

For the last three months, I’ve been working on an experimental collaboration and a series of recording projects with composer Chiel Meijering in the electronic dance music (EDM) / electro-pop genre.

His original tracks are enhanced by the bassoon and it removes the stereotype of a bassoon (which has been more of an orchestral instrument) and takes it into a world of pop / electronic music.

In some of the tracks Meijering mixes excerpts from Gabrielli, Bach, and other old composers. He adds layers of electronic soundscapes and driving rhythms and melds the old and the new together into a fascinating musical graffiti.

This concept of having the ability to take the electro tracks and go out into the world and play along with them is an incredible opportunity for future musicians because this allows them to take a “cyber ensemble” into any venue at any time. This is a great avenue for some young musicians to start up their musical careers in an entrepreneurial way. It’s possible that in the future you will be able to play with cyber orchestras!

SHIMMY SHIMMY, Meijering McLean – February 2019 CDBaby Release

SHIMMY SHIMMY – Meijering McLean – CDBaby February 2019 Release

The 2nd of two electronic tracks featuring bassoonist Kathleen Mclean will be released by CDBaby this month. It’s a collection of interesting tracks that are a mixture of folk, rock, classical contemporary jazz. It’s an eclectic mix of electro pop.

For an interactive view of the upcoming cd, visit the CDBaby website.

Rehearsing with Joseph Petric, concert accordionist for upcoming premiere performance

While in Toronto last week, Joseph and I rehearsed together for the first time for an upcoming  premiere concert in Auer Hall on March 31 for a piece written by Chiel Meijering scored for bassoon, clarinet, accordion and string orchestra titled “Tribulations of Modern Love” James Campbell, clarinet IU faculty member will join us as well as strings from the Jacobs School of Music with David Jang, conducting. Composer, Chiel Meijering will attend the premiere.

Bassoon Day 2018: Faculty/Guest/Student Recital
Bassoon Day 2018: Faculty/Guest/Student Recital
James Campbell, clarinet; William Ludwig, bassoon; Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Chiel Meijering, composer; Joseph Petric, accordion; Bram van Sambeek, bassoon

 

A Short Fragment of the First Performance of “red Priest Reversed Mastery” Inspired by Vivaldi

This clip is one of a few concertos that will be recorded on the Naxos label and hopefully released by the end of 2017.

Video URL: https://www.facebook.com/chiel.meijering/videos/vb.1625231193/10210803977488585/?type=3