One Minute Symphony

Lydia Gardiner
"It was very interesting to talk about the different styles and techniques used in furniture restoration. It becomes difficult to bring out all those different elements in such a short time."

- Lydia Gardiner

Australian Lydia Gardiner looked for inspiration for her One Minute Symphony in the workshop of Ramses Hertman, furniture restorer in The Hague. His detailed way of working Lydia found it interesting to translate into music. During the meeting, Ramses showed photographs of a restoration to the vault painting in the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar that he had been working on. This was an important moment of inspiration for Lydia. After the restoration, the wooden planks had been reconnected and the woodwork showed life as the gray color had disappeared. You can hear how Lydia will incorporate this into her music during the premiere on Friday, April 5, at 8:15 p.m. at Amare.

Listen to Lydia Gardiner's One Minute Symphony live at the "Classics with Jan Willem de Vriend" concert on Friday, April 5.