From a Distance

From a Distance - Music Meets Poetry

In the last worrisome and strange period I wrote new piano music about various moods. Since I got inspired by the poems of our City Poet Lisa Veldkamp, we started a new project: "Music Meets Poetry"!

The first Poems with music were in Dutch, later on in the project we also had poems in English.

The last two months we launched a little clip 8:00 p.m. every Thursday evening on social media, with a new poem accompanied by new music. f you are interested, I would be delighted if you join my Youtube and Facebook channel! 

Note: If you woud like to order the sheet music of the piano solo pieces and/or the violin-piano piece, just scroll down for more info. 

In de afgelopen vreemde verontrustende maanden schreef ik nieuwe muziek over de indrukken die vanuit de wereld tot mij kwamen. Van de gedichten van onze stadsdichter Lisa Veldkamp raakte ik erg geïnspireerd en samen hebben wij een nieuw project opgestart: Music Meets Poetry!

De afgelopen twee maanden hebben we elke donderdagavond om 20:00 een clip gelanceerd met een gedicht en nieuwe muziek op social media. Als je graag op de hoogte wil blijven hierover ben je natuurlijk van harte uitgenodigd om lid te worden van mijn Youtube of Facebook account.

NB: De bladmuziek van de pianostukken en van het viool-pianostuk zijn te bestellen, scroll hiervoor even naar beneden voor meer informatie.


17-12-2020 premieres at 20:00 : The last Music Meets Poetry video, before the Christmas holidays, part VIII. This time about the Mermaid, a Poem from the Magical Beasts & Creatures series, with a lovely painting by Katinka Den Os-Tukker. The Magical Beasts & Creatures poems can be ordered at

"But all is well"

10-12-2020: The seventh video, about keeping up the appearance that you are just fine, while you are actually not… 


3-12-2020: Our sixth poem with music, a contemplation about being isolated and the need to stay concerned.

"East of the Sun, West of the Moon"

26-11-2020: Our fifth poem with music, this time with a little dreamy Poem about a mystic Night journey to get away from all the fuss.

"Home is Where the Heart is"

19-11-2020: Our fourth poem with music  is a composition with violin! We were invited to perform on local television and we made a live recording of it for you, in the Oudshoornse Kerk with violinist Camilla van der Kooij. The poem with music is about being abroad in a lockdown and longing for home.

“Lieve Corona”

12-11-2020: The third poem with new music in our project "Music Meets Poetry". It's a Satirical poem about us being completely fed up by this weird worldwide situation.


5-11-2020: This second poem with new music in our project "Music Meets Poetry" is about the importance of keeping in touch with each other in this strange times.

“Hou vol..”

29-10-2020: The first poem with new music in our project "Music Meets Poetry" has the the title  "Hou vol" which means "Hold on". We still do!

You can already order sheet music of the "Music Meets Poetry" pieces for only €2,95 a piece (or €4,95 for "Home is where the Heart is" with violin part) by sending an email to I will send you the details and after payment you will receive a personalized and high quality PDF file with the sheet music.

Je kan nu al de bladmuziek bestellen van de "Music meets Poetry" stukken voor slechts €2,95 per stuk ("Home is Where the Heart  is" is met vioolpartij en daarom € 4,95) door een mail te sturen aan Je ontvangt dan een betaalverzoek en na betaling ontvang je een gepersonaliseerde en hoge kwaliteit PDF.