Eden is written by Matthias van Nispen tot Pannerden. It is inspired by a few phrases from the Biblical book of Genesis and has a similar instrumentation as Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, from the French composer Olivier Messiaen. Eden consists of four movements that are played without interruption: In the Beginning, Eden, The Fall and From the Depths. There are six leading motives, all symbolising a particular part of the story: ‘Good’, ‘The Creator’, ‘Temptation’, ‘Adam’, ‘Eve’ and ‘Evil’.
Matthias van Nispen tot Pannerden (1981), studied Saxophone (classical) at the Brabant Conservatory with Jean Pennings, Wind Band Conducting with Hardy Mertens and music composition with Kees Schoonenbeek, Alexander Hrisanide, Willem Jeths and Maino Remmers (light music).
At the moment he is appointed as baritone saxophonist in the Royal Dutch Airforce Band. Additionally, he regularly conducts different bands and orchestras.
Matthias writes music for different instrumentations and musical ensembles, with special focus on wind instruments. His compositions are often characterised by light music with cinematic classical influences.