for big concert-band
UA: 6/11/1995, Tilburg, Nationaal Jeugd Harmonie Orkest, Cond.: Jan Cober
MODERN IRONY (1993/94) was commissioned by the Dutch Institute for Brass Music.
The title refers to the ‘metallic’ character of the ensemble as well as to the character of the composition itself which captures some ‘tonal’ melodies embedding them in a cheerful chaotic situation.
The melodies are derived from the (tone-) letters belonging to some dear friends, especially Willem Breuker to whom this piece for brass band is dedicated.