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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

New publication (in Dutch only): Componisten van Babel by Joep Christenhusz. Ten essays on the works of a generation of Dutch and Belgium composers: Michel van der Aa, Stefan Prins, Micha Hamel, Joey Roukens, Joachim Brackx, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Wilbert Bulsink, Mayke Nas, Daan Janssens and Annelies van Parys.
Down the Rabbit-Hole (2012), written for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (NL), was awarded with the Kees van Baarenprijs 2015. Het Residentie Orkest conducted by Otto Tausk performed the work 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
Unraveled (2016) for Biënnale Cello Band, Slagwerk Den Haag & Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by Ed Spanjaard 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
Or just after. (2016) for Liza Ferschtman, Ella van Poucke and Hans Eijsackers / Delft Chamber Music Festival commissioned by Hendrik Muller Fonds
Microludium (2015) for BRISK Recorder Quartet Amsterdam commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL
Behind the Scenes IV (2014) for Slagwerk Den Haag & Ralph van Raat commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL
It Don't Mean a Thing (2014) for 'Wannaplay', an installation of 16 interactive swings
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