Post Mortem was inspired by the death of a close family member. This piece for vocalist features Giel Vleggaar not only as a composer – he is the librettist as well. This series of five songs draws out harrowing hospital scenes, a wild car ride to meet with a death come too soon, a funeral, and ends in an house which tries to hide its own emptiness with everyday objects. Based on true events, the composer brings us a stylised personal story about a surreal month with a fatal ending.

  • Instrumentation: Voice and Ensemble
  • Composed for: Ensemble Transcenturia
  • Commissioned by: Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst
  • Published by: Donemus