(1996-1997) 14’30’’
2pno 2perc

first performance: Pianoduo Post / Mulder, Tatjana Koleva, Fedor Teunisse, Hal4, Rotterdam

My first big piece, full of uncontrolled emotion coming out of frustrated love. At the end, the pianists bow the strings with small drills; this is the only part I still like.

"Anathema" has two meanings:

1. A sacred gift
2. Excommunication

The blasphemer in me drew a lot of inspiration from this apparent paradox.

listen: Anathema Clip!

FMM anathemapre