April 3rd, 2017. The fiftieth Spring Festival of the Composition Department of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. The second evening gig saw Omega Impact take the spotlight. Under the guidance of Grzegor Marciniak composition students were invited to compose a piece for the Ensemble and also perform the vocal part themselves. Tim Povel, Lise Morrison from South-Africa, Renán Zelada Cisneros, Emil Tan Erten, Rob Jones and Remco Gerritsen took up the challenge. Band leader Grzegorz Marciniak threw in a piece of his own.
Omega Impact kicked off with No Important Person by Rob Jones. A keyboard was put on the conductor spot for Rob Jones. And with this keyboard he generated the voice part of the composition. A voice with a very typical mechanical sound. The instrumentalist contribute sparse notes after a while. Then the band takes over compleytely. Leading to a kind of dialogue between voice and instruments.
Next up was Renán Zelada Cisneros with not one but two compositions. He announced the pieces himself. Renán said:"Walking slowly and Angel of LOOOVE." Walking Slowly is a moderate tempo and very much laid back composition, with a fine part for the recorder. In Angel of Love Renán sang his piece in a very articulate way. The chorus, in which Renán played the violin, is uptempo, swinging and very much Latinamerican influenced. A song with a lot of tempi.
Renán Zelada Cisneros
Emil Tan Erten came up with an old piece as he announced through a megaphone. His piece is a arrangement of Dillinger Escape Plan's "When Good Dogs Do Bad Things." It all starts with sounds of sawing wood. And then the band erupts. With Emil walking around and shouting the text into the megaphone.
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