composer | conductor

composer | conductor

About

Arend GerdsFrom 2007 until 2013, Arend Gerds (Groningen, 4 november 1987) studied at the ArtEZ Academy of music with Alex Manassen (NL) and Montclair State University (VS) with V.J. Manzo and Ting Ho, obtaining Bachelor and Master’s degrees in composition.Gerds works as an independent composer, conductor and as a teacher: e.g. at the ArtEZ academy of Music. Recently he wrote compositions for various chamber ensembles and wind bands. Works were commissioned by the KNMO, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Ad Hoc vakantieorkest, Koperguod, ZomerOrkest Nederland (ZON 2017), Stichting Kunstpalet, CMV Concordia Oldebroek, Gereformeerde brassband Groningen (GBG), Psalm 150 Dinxperlo and others.

News

How does the new municipality of Eems Delta sound? This question is central to the search of Manon Luchies and Jurgen van Tolie, the 'culture guests' of IVAK Foundation, and the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO) for 'the sound of Eemsdelta'. In an attempt to transform this sound into a piece of music. continue reading...  (source: DVHN)

Luc Geraats: ‘I’m very happy to announce that I’m going to record my very first solo album! Together with Orpheus Classical as label i’ll be recording music by Bach, Gerds, Baggermans, Overhead and Verstegen soon! Stay tuned!’ (source: lucgeraats.com)

'Music for Brass and Winds II' is now available on multiple streaming platforms. The album contains recordings of the compositions 'Fidelium', 'Between Light and Dark' and 'L'Invitation au Voyage'.

Discography

List of works

  • Solo Tuba
  • ca. 6′


Published by arendgerds.net (almost available)

  • Guitar duo
  • 5′


Published by arendgerds.net (almost available)

  • Available for Fanfare and Flexible ensemble
  • 3′


Published by arendgerds.net (order here: Fanfare, Flexible ensemble)

  • Available for Fanfare and Brassband
  • 8’30”


Published by arendgerds.net (order here: Fanfare / Brass band)

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 9′


Published by arendgerds.net (almost available…)

  • Available for Fanfare, Concert band, Brass band and Flexible ensemble
  •  3’30”


Published by arendgerds.net (order here: Fanfare, Concert band, Brass band, flexible ensemble)

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Available for Fanfare, Concert band and Brass band
  • 3’45”


Published by arendgerds.net (Order here: Fanfare, Concert band, brassband)

  • Available for Fanfare, Concert band and Flexible ensemble
  • 4’30”


Published by arendgerds.net (order here: Fanfare, Concert band, Flexible ensemble)

  • Saxophone quartet
  • 3’45”


Published by arendgerds.net (order here)

Premiered by Nomen Nominandum

  • Trumpet 1-4, Horn 1-4, Trombone 1-4, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion
  • 8’45”


Premiered by Koperguod, cond. Andries Kramer

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 5′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Wilhelmina Leens, cond. Bienze Ijlstra

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Fanfare, Concert band
  • ca. 5′


Published by Tower Editions

Premiered by Ad Hoc Vakantieorkest, cond. Erik Rozendom

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 3’15”


Published by Tower Editions

Premiered by Excelsior Baflo, cond. Arend Gerds

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 4’30


Published by arendgerds.net (order here)

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 7′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Concordia Drachten, cond. Durk Krol

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 10′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Sereno Baflo, cond. Aline Werkman

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 9’40”


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Excelsior Oude Bildtzijl, cond. Johan Postma

(recording: Oranje Grootegast, cond. Pieter Bosma)

  • Trumpet, Alto saxophone and Fanfare
  • ca. 6′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Femke Ijlstra, Omar Tomasoni, Oranje Minnertsga, cond. Bienze Ijlstra

  • Available for Fanfare, Concert band and Brass band
  • ca. 5′


Published by  Tower Editions

Premiered by Oranje Grootegast, cond. Anne van den Berg

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 5′

Published by AM Music

Premiered by Concordia Oldebroek, cond. Wouter Iseger

  • Available for Fanfare and Concert band
  • ca. 8′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Zomerorkest Nederland, cond. Paul van Gils and Ido Gerard Kempenaar

  • Available for Fanfare and Brassband
  • ca. 3’30”


Published by Tower Editions

Premiered by the Gereformeerde Brassband Groningen, cond. Jan Werkman

 

  • Available for Fanfare, Concert band and Brass band
  • ca. 7’30”


Published by Tower Editions

Test Piece Gouden Spiker Festival 2018

  • Horn 1-2, Alto saxophone 1-2, Vibraphone
  • ca. 7′


Premiered by KunstPalet

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 13′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Psalm 150 Dinxperlo, cond. Tijmen Botma 

  • Available for Fanfare and Concert band
  • ca. 4’30”


Published by Tower Editions 

Premiered by Vriezenveense Harmonie, cond. Erik van der Kolk

  • Guitar trio
  • ca. 5′

Published by Donemus

Premiered by Het Baldur Gitaartrio

  • Brass band
  • ca. 5′


Published by Tower Edition

  • Available for Fanfare and Concert band
  • ca. 4’30”


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Wilhelmina Leens, cond. Bienze Ijlstra

  • available for Fanfare, Concert band and Brass band
  • ca. 4′


Published by Tower Editions

Premiered by Oranje Grootegast, cond. Anne van den Berg

  • Five female voices
  • ca. 3′


Published by Donemus

Premiered by EVA Vocaal ensemble

  • Clarinet and Vibraphone
  • ca. 5′


Published by Donemus

Premiered by Duo Wolffs/ KleinJan

  • Flute, Alto saxophone – Bass clarinet, Tuba, Percussion, Piano and Violin
  • ca. 7’30”


Premiered by Het Vers Ensemble, cond. Gerd Wensink

  • Fanfare
  • ca. 5′


Published by AM Music

Premiereed by Excelsior Westenholte cond. Marten van der Wal

  • Guitar, Bass trombone and Piano
  • ca. 5′

Published by Donemus

Premiered by Ruud Harte, Russ Zokaites and Riëtte Olthof during the Literary Cafe Project

  • Flute Bass clarinet, Horn, Tuba, Percussion, Piano and Violin
  • ca. 5′


Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond. Gerd Wensink

  • Trumpet, String quartet and Organ
  • ca. 2’15”


Published by Donemus

Premiered by Odd Pearls

  • Available for Fanfare – and Concert band
  • ca. 5’00”

Published by AM Music

Premiered by Omar Tomasoni and Wilhelmina Leens cond. Bienze Ijlstra

  • Available for Fanfare and Concert band
  • ca. 7’30”


Published by AM Music

Test Piece Gouden Spiker festival 2017

Premiered by Juliana Aduard cond. by Stefan de Groot

  • Available for Fanfare and Concert band
  • ca. 5′


Published by AM Music

Premiered by Wilhelmina Leens cond. Bienze Ijlstra

  • Mezzo soprano and Guitar
  • ca. 5′


Premiered during a project by Kameroperahuis Zwolle

  • Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Piano
  • ca. 8′


Electronics: Arend Gerds
Acoustics: John van Eck

Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond.

  • Flute, Horn, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Cello
  • ca. 6′


Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond. Gerd Wensink

  • Flute, Oboe, Bass clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello
  • ca. 22′


Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond. Gerd Wensink

  • Oboe, Horn, Tuba
  • 2’30”


Premiered on tv during VPRO’s Vrije Geluiden

Animation by Lynn de Rijk

  • Soprano and Bass trombone
  • ca. 6’30”


Premiered by Esther von Schoenberg and Russ Zokaites

  • Percussion and Electronics
  • 4’17”


Premiered by Niek KleinJan

  • String Quartet
  • ca. 7′

Premiered during a masterclass by Shanghai String Quartet

  • Tuba and Live Electronics
  • ca. 10′

 

Premiered by Niels Lammers

  • Wind Band
  • ca. 6′


Premiered during a MSU Wind Band masterclass

  • Soprano, Clarinet, Marimba, Timpani, Piano (QM),
  • ca. 10′


Premiered during the Artseedz Festival

Choreography: Barbara Ebner, 

  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn 1-2, Trombone, Tuba
  • ca. 5’30”


Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond. Gerd Wensink

  • Clarinet, Horn, Timpani, Cello
  • ca. 4′

Premiered during an Erasmus project, Eisenstadt

  • Horn 1-4, Piccolo trumpet, Trumpet 1-5, Trombone 1-3, Bass trombone 1-2,  Euphonium 1-2, Tuba 1-3
  • ca. 5′


Premiered during the ArtEZ Brass festival (prizewinner composition contest)

  • Flute 1-2, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Oboe, Horn 1-3, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Violin 1-2, Viola, Cello 1-2, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass guitar,
  • ca. 12′


Premiered by Vers Ensemble, cond. Larysa Bauge, during the International Guitar Festival Zwolle

  • Harp and dance
  • ca. 9′


Choreography: Josefine Patzelt

  • String Quartet
  • 10′


Premiered by Matangi String Quartet

  • Soprano and Piano
  • ca. 3′


Text by Bob Boswinkel

  • Flute, Bass clarinet, Horn 1-2, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello
  • ca. 10′

 

Premiered by Vers Ensemble cond. Raghna Wissink

  • Piano
  • ca. 4′


Premiered by Jisk Lieftink

  • Soprano and Double Reed Quintet
  • 10′


Premiered during ArtEZ chamber music sessions

Selected for International Composers Weekend Workum, It Nije Ensemble conducted by Hoite Pruiksma

  • Flute, Cello, Piano and Percussion
  • ca. 25′


Collaboration with Larysa Bauge and Lenka Rucká

Premiered during the Spring Reverb Festival Enschede, Concordia theater

  • Piano and accordion
  • 8’30”


Premiered by Masha Galperina and Vincent van Amsterdam

  • Saxophone quartet
  • 6′


Premiered during a masterclass by Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

  • Electronics and dance
  • 10′


Premiered during the ArtEZ Choco project

Choreography: Barbara Ebner

  • Flute, Bass flute, Clarinet, Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone 1-2, Tuba, Piano, Percussion, Electric guitar, Bass guitar
  • ca. 4′


Premiered during a masterclass by Orkest de Ereprijs

  • Saxophone quartet
  • 5′

 

Premiered by Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, Bimhuis Amsterdam

  • Flute, Trumpet 1-2 and Snare drum
  • ca 5′


Premiered during ZwART Festival Zwolle (project Peter Greenaway)

  • Tenor
  • 2′


Premiered by Gevorg Aperánts during Yo Opera! Festival

  • Vibraphone
  • 4′


Premiered by Niek KleinJan

  • Reed quintet
  • 5′


Premiered during a masterclass by Calefax Reed Quintet 

  • String quartet
  • 3′


Premiered during a masterclass by Matangi Quartet

Selected for the Krashna kamermuziekfestival Delft

  • Rijnhoorn,
  • ca. 15′


Premiered during Festival Hollandse Rituelen, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij

  • String quartet
  • 4′


Premiered during a masterclass by Matangi Quartet

  • Marimba, Timpani and Piano
  • 9′


Premiered by Tim Klompenburg, Niek KleinJan and Laura Knul