Philemon Mukarno is one of the most original Dutch composers of the young generation. His work is utterly uncompromising and characterized by a very strong sense of esthetics and individual style. His music is immediately recognizable, and no matter if he writes for traditional instruments or highly unusual setups, acoustic or electronic, and no matter if the composition is highly complex and virtuosic or carried by great simplicity, Philemon manages to convey a high level of excitement and a monolithic aura at all times. I have worked with Philemon and have heard a great many of his works in concert, and I have never been disappointed. 


‘very strong sense of esthetics and individual style’

Philemon is a composer of contemporary music. As someone who was born in Indonesia and studied western music and has a music career in the west, made ​​Philemon as a unique composer in contemporary music. He has found his own musical language, Meaning and Form are to be the primary basis in its composition. Philemon’s works include a variety of media: electronic music, electro-acoustic music, gamelan music, ensemble, symphony, multimedia, and music for dance, film and theater. He is an incredible composer!


‘An incredible composer!’

Going project

For cello and voice

Duration: 40 min

Composed with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL ,on request of and dedicated to