Maarten van Norden - Events

12 Preludia, preview
On january 29, 2023 Jacqueline Smit plays a life preview of 12 Preludia on Radio 4, VPRO

Bach. And now??
The VPRO broadcast has created a podcast of my Preludium including an interview with the composer
go to:

Excerpts of the opera Forte
On Saturday June 18 2022, 3 PM excerpts of the opera Forte will be performed by Bauwien van der Meer (soprano) and Pauline Post (piano) in the Akousticum concert hall in Ede

NOS Cultura
broadcast on Sunday July 31 2016 7.30 PM
documentary about Maarten van Norden's career as a jazzmusician
also on internet at

DKBB plays La Fonque Revisited
the David Kweksilber Big Band plays La Fonque Revisited (première) and
Maarten van Norden's arrangement of Willem Breukers composition To Remain
saturday Februari 6th 2016 in the BIM-huis, Amsterdam

Upcoming concert: Funk Variations
for the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw
worldpremière on april 9, 2015 in the World Minimal Music Festival
in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

news, November Music 2013:
Andreas van Zoelen plays
Zoelen 5 to the Bridge (2013, première)
November 10th, Den Bosch

news, DKBB:
David Kweksilber Big Band plays
La Fonque (2012, première)
May 21 in the BIM-house, Amsterdam

news, spring 2012:
Ties Mellema and the EnAccord Quartet play
Don't have to be cool (2012)
première on Februari 23 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
also 14 augustus Vondelpark Openluchttheater

Orchestra De Ereprijs plays
Progress (2011, première)
November 24 in Musis Sacrum, Arnhem

news, may 2011:
Amstel Saxophone Quartet plays:
Sax Machine, thoughts about feeling good
May 12th De Toonzaal, Den Bosch
May 29th Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam

news, april 2011:
Broadcast of television film:
Het Oordeel
by film-maker Pieter Fleury
with music by Maarten van Norden

news, januari 2010:
Calefax reed quintet and Arnold Marinissen, percussion play:
Moon and number (2010, premiere)
19 feb. Vredenburg, Utrecht
20 feb. De Doelen, Rotterdam
25 feb. Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (live broadcast Radio 4)

news, fall 2009:
Calefax reed quintet plays Arohayani
in the "Far East Revisited" project
premiere by Calefax + het Tony Overwater Trio
October 2nd 20.15 uur in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ te Amsterdam

news, januari 2009:
Jan. 31, 2009 premiere of
Epitaaf, in memoriam Igor S.
by the Radio Chamber Filharmony with Otto Tausk, cond.
ZaterdagMatinee 31 Jan. 14.15 uur in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
M. v. N.: "I have revived some of Stravinsky's twelve-tone techniques that were almost buried in his Venetian grave..."
also works by Copland, Ives and Vleggaar

news, mei 2008:
The CD "Songs to make the Dust Dance" (Attacca 28106) with a selection of Maarten van Norden's work is now available at Attacca Records!!! The CD contains pieces for Combustion Chamber Orchestra, Matangi Stringquartet, New Music Choir, Metropole Orchestra, Osiris Trio and Insomnio Ensemble. To purchase visit or: make a payment of 15 euro (=including taxes and shipment) to M. van Norden, Amsterdam, IBAN code: NL39INGB0000586071 BIC-code: INGBNL2A) and send an email with your complete adress to The CD will be send to you at once!