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A few words from Hans van Eck:
In 1987 I started my collaboration with bass clarinet player Hein Pijnenburg. To get to know his instrument intimately I composed Incantatio II. This work plays out two different contrasts: the dark low register against the tender light register and the stark rhythmic quintuple against a slow quint motive (notice the allencompassing idea of the number five here). These opposites are developed in a rather classical way into a concise composition. The first performance of Incantatio II was given by Hein in 1987 at ‘The ‘IJsbreker’, Amsterdam.