An effervescent tablet in water, Two faces of Theo Verbey’s Inversie

28 Aug 2021

Written by: Patrick van Deurzen

Translated by: Mike Wilcox

Published in: Mens en Melodie

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Theo Verbey’s composition, Inversie (Dutch for ‘Inversion’), places two groups of instruments in contrast with each other. The division reflects the double character of the material, which is tonal on the one hand and atonal on the other. The inversion of the title – turning upside down and inside out – is played out between the two instrumental groups and the two kinds of material.

by Patrick van Deurzen