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10 reasons to compose
1. Stretching time
2. Looking for trouble
3. Number-fetishism
4. Crazyness
5. Promises
6. Neurosis
7. Sex, drinks & well-baked goose-liver
8. Not being good for anything else
9. To have a 'aussergewöhnlich lustig' idea (free after Stockhausen)
10. Not to sleep

Now in the making
Behind the Scenes III (2014) for Bl!ndman (BE)
Behind the Scenes V (2014) for Eighth Blackbird (USA)
Recently finished
Behind the Scenes IV (2014) for Slagwerk Den Haag & Ralph van Raat (NL)
It Don't Mean a Thing (2014) for 'Wannaplay', an installation of 16 interactive swings (NL)
Waarom niet? (Why not?) (2013) for the Dutch National Student Orchestra / NSO (NL)
Down the Rabbit-Hole (2012) for the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest (NL)
I Delayed People's Flights By Walking Slowly In Narrow Hallways, written for Percussion Group The Hague in collaboration with Wouter Snoei, is beautifully filmed by Jellie Dekker and available on DVD together with 'Parade' by Guo Wenjing, 'Morphus/Amorphus' by Anthony Pateras and '7 dances for percussion 4-tet' by Peter Adriaansz. more >>
No reason to panic, written for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is available on CD together with works by Michel van der Aa, Otto Ketting, Tristan Keuris en Sofia Gubaidulina. more >>
From the summer of 2011 to the summer of 2012 Mayke Nas was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD (Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst / German Academic Exchange Service)
Article in the DAAD-magazine by Eva Blaskewitz, 27 december 2011
Artikel in Der Tagesspiegel by Frederik Hanssen, 30 november 2011
Especially for composers - and other people - there is a snackbar with YouTube-refreshments, originally designed for The Ear Reader. more >>
Listen to a selection of übercool new music - XXI century only - via the playlist 'CLASSIC NOW' on