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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

Mayke Nas receives the Kees van Baarenprijs 2015 for Down the Rabbit-Hole (2012), written for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (NL). The award-winning work will be performed by het Residentie Orkest conducted by Otto Tausk on 13 may 2016 in De Doelen in Rotterdam, 14 may 2016 in het Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague during the 40th Dag in de Branding and on 15 may 2016 in De Spiegel in Zwolle.
Now in the making
New work (2016) for Liza Ferschtman / Delft Chamber Music Festival commissioned by Hendrik Muller Fonds
New work (2016) for Biënnale Cello Band, Slagwerk Den Haag & Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by Nuno Coelho for the opening of the 6th Cello Biënnale Amsterdam commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL
New work (2017) for Ensemble Modern conducted by Brad Lubman / NTR Zaterdag Matinee commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL
Recently finished
Microludium (2015) for BRISK Recorder Quartet Amsterdam
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)
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