This work is commissioned by the Diffwinds Festival in Differdange (Luxembourg) was ordered in 2018. The idea behind this work, was to create a piece with modern historical background of the Luxembourg Steelwork ARBED (now Arcelor-Mittal). Especially in Differdingen, the so-called "Gray carriers" are still being built, which are finally exported anywhere at our planet.   The work consists of different parts: New Era: describes the motivation of the inventors Paul Würth and Henry Gray to translate their idea into reality. Process: Describes 1st: Melting of the mined rock in the furnace + 2 .: forming and hammering the steel into his final structure ... Thinking: sheds light on marketing to the world, in dark times. Welcome to New York: The Gray carriers where sold into the USA. In front of the One World Trade Center (1WTC): this building includes the Luxembourg-made gray carriers (steel beams from Differdange, also called the 'Differdinger').         I hope you got enough information to enjoy the piece in all its glory. If you still have questions, feel free to send me an e-mail at Best regards Tim Kleren



Wind Band
10 minutes
SMP (Starmusicpublishing)

About the composer

Tim Kleren

As a composer Tim began writing music for his percussion ensemble of the music school in Pétange at the age of 19. The goal was to arrange pieces kids love to play, showing them that making music together can be fun. In 2006, he began to conduct his first concert band in Luxemburg (Philharmonie de Larochette) for whom he wrote his first piece (Fanfare) for them. The goal was to play this introduction piece, so come before during their main concert in 2011. In 2008, after receiving the Final Certificate in Instrumentation and Orchestration in the class of Marco Pütz, the letter suggested asking Leon Vliex of Bronsheimmusic to publish his works. In 2011, Tim's first 2 pieces Fanfare and Forever Young Overture were published. Nowadays Tim's works are mostly played in Luxemburg, in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and even Singapore from amateur until professional Military Bands. 2018 he wrote about 30 publsihed works for Harmonie,Fanfare, Brass Band, Symphonie Orchestra or various Ensembles. As a percussionist Tim made his first musical steps at the age of 6 in the class of Johny Frantz, beginning with snare and drumset. In 1990, at the age of 8, he began playing drums and percussion in the youth band of the 'Harmonie de Soleuvre'. 1993, the conductor gave him the chance to play in the main concert band of the 'Harmonie de Soleuvre' (70 musicians). Today, he's still playing in that Band. 1993 was the founding year of the Percussion Ensemble 'Mariendall', with which he played concerts in Luxemburg, Netherlands, Canada and America. As a drummer he played in different bands like the Big Band Spectrum, Inbetween (Rock Band), in Coverbands as unXpected, Baby Cham's and Toxic, Nickle Coin Band (Country music), and in the Brass Band of Esch-sur-Alzette etc... Tim did several recordings for Roland Rossi, 'Les 5 Gourmets' (Brass Quintet), Nickle Coin Band and the Military Band of Luxemburg. From 2001 to 2007, he taught drums, percussion and chamber music at the music school of Pétange. Since 2003, he has been a professional percussionist in the Military Band of Luxemburg. Since 2007, Tim has been giving lessons of percussion and drumset for the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (U.G.D.A). He is frequently asked to do workshops with orchestras and percussion groups. As a conductor First conducting experience with a Concert Band from 2006 to 2011 (35 musicians). Receiving the diploma of the best band in Category D at the UGDA Music Contest in 2008. Since 2010 conductor of the 'Musek Concordia Rosport' (50 musicians) and since Dec. 2012 Principal Conductor of 'Foulschter Musik' (73 musicians). Master degree of HaFaBra Conducting (Maastricht 2017)

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