A performance of the music "End, beginning". This piece is part of the series "2 Lullabies & A Bedtime Story", composed by Oren Ziv. In this video Linda Vink (zang), Anne-Maartje Lemereis (celesta) and me (cello) perform at the final concert of Oren Ziv's study at the Utrecht Conservatory.
Attic of the old Aloysius College
I built a light bulb installation for a piece of music: Sonata for solo cello, first part, "Dialogo", by György Ligeti. The light bulbs respond to the sound of my cello. Using a foot pedal I can control which lights turn on. This installation is inspired by earlier works by Jur de Vries, Boris Bezemer and Gerjan Piksen. The story goes that Ligeti wrote this piece for a cellist whom he had a huge crush on. The low melodies on the lowest string of the cello represent a shy man asking questions. The high melodies on the highest string represent the woman, less shy, and completely in the dark as to what the man is trying to ask. The cello player actually never performed Ligeti's piece. She probably didn't understand it was a declaration of love...
19 October 2014
During the Amsterdam Dance Event 2014, there was an awesome sound installation in the Compagnie theater. This installation could produce 'sound objects' anywhere in the room. Invisible, shapes of sound in the room that could even move around. Together with a few dozen sound nerds from across the world, I got to play around with this installation for an entire weekend. On Sunday afternoon, an audience was invited to experience and listen to our experiments. I built a planetary system out of sound (the Solar Sound System) together with Serafino di Rosario and Andrès Andrade. Every planet had one tone. The planets revolved around each other and together formed a scale (C major). Harmonies were created when two planets passed each other. We could also connect little cello melodies to the various planets. In this film clip, all the sound experiments with the installation are discussed.
at the Dom church
For the project "Street Artists United" I played some Bach in a gallery behind the Dom Church. I'm playing the Sarabande of the first suite here.
Festival over het IJ
The Grachtenfestival and Festival over het IJ organised a theater route in the summer of 2014. Young theater producers and musicians created four small performances. I conceived and programmed an app that visitors could listen to when they walked from one show to the next. The app detects your exact location and adapts music and soundscapes to where you are. For example, when you walked past a children's playground, you'd hear the noise of children playing and shouting. And when you'd walk past an iron fence, you'd hear a wooden stick rattling against the bars. You'd also hear excerpts from interviews with residents of Amsterdam-Noord and stories about the neighbourhood, interspersed with pieces of music. The image above is a screenshot of the app. The red line is the path that the visitors walked, and the translucently colored areas represent the various sounds and stories they encountered along the way.
Title track of the album for the band Sarah's Blue Dress. You can listen to the whole album on the Sarah's Blue Dress website or on YouTube.
8 February 2013
A recording of a piece for piano trio, written by Anne-Maartje Lemereis.
Violin: Marthe Lasthuis, cello: Rinske Bosma, piano: Anne-Maartje Lemereis.
9+23 May 2013
De rode winkel
Street theater show for the graduation of Liselot Pluister. On the madness of consumerism.
I played cello on one of the songs by Wooden Soldiers. Listen closely, and you can hear it in the background of the song. String arrangement by Myrthe van de Weetering.
24 June 2014
Song on Mark Pathuis's graduation concert.
A soundtrack for an art installation in the basement of the kunstliefde gallery in Utrecht. Visitors had to climb down into the basement via a small stone staircase. It was completely dark downstairs. This film clip was projected on the ground.
Violin: Emilie Ganderup and Maaike van der Wel, cello: Rinske Bosma. Composition: Jannick Oeben, Frank Wolff
18 June 2013
A trio for flute, clarinet and cello, written by Giorgos Daskalakis. Performed as part of his final masters exam with which he completed his training as a jazz guitarist.
Flute: Lina Tsiva, clarinet: Maria Rosaria della Ragione, cello: Rinske Bosma.
14 April 2013
This is a registration of a show created by fifty artists from across Europe, brought together by the Roots 'n Routes organisation. This show has been performed in other versions in Denmark, Hungary (Sziget festival), Serbia, and Italy. The project featured musicians from a wide range of cultures and styles. A Greek ska and reggae bass player, a Greek folk violin player, a classical singer, a Turkish balaban player, Hungarian percussionist and a French beat boxer. These musicians collaborated with dancers, actors, visual artists and spoken word artists.
16 August 2013
A middle of the night performance at Radio 3FM with Micha de Jonge and Wouter Jansen. A cover of the song 'This is what it feels like' by Armin van Buuren.
Fernando Nina, Laura Roura Fiox, Elianne Ardts en Rinske Bosma play The Song of the Birds. An old Catalan song in an arrangement by Rinske Bosma for four cellos, based on a version by Pablo Casals for cello and piano. Performed on an evening recital of the Utrecht Conservatory cello class.