About the Music
Written by Kees Boersma and Ben Robertson
Musicians everywhere are reflecting on the challenges this long period of musical isolation has
Not being able to play live concerts for all this time has encouraged us to find other
ways of collaborating with colleagues and this project has been a wonderful opportunity to
reconnect with my good friend Ben. We studied together at the Victorian College of the Arts and
have since both been fully absorbed in our respective careers – he is a fabulous jazz musician,
and I dived deep into classical music – with very little interaction until late last year.
Ben wrote Frequen Round as a vehicle for both us to be involved together creatively, even though
we live 1000km away from each other.
The piece explores the shifting qualities of a 3/2 time signature and the complimentary natures of
pizzicato and arco (bowed) articulations.
Thanks to the technology available now, it did actually feel we were playing next to each other in
We hope you enjoy it!