YouTube Video Gallery
Below you find an overview of YouTube videos with Wil Offermans divided into 3 sections: videos as a soloist and in various combinations; videos of the Duo Ueda Offermans; and some videos of various flute events. To see a video, just click on the related image. More videos can be found at his YouTube Channel windysounds.
Forbidden Valley - Quintessenz, Flute Festival Munchen
A live video of the Leipziger Flute Ensemble Quintessenz performing the premiere performance of Offermans "Forbidden Valley" for 3 flutes, alto flute and bass flute, at the German Flute Festival, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. The piece includes various extended techniques, like tongue-pizzicato in exciting interlocking structures.
Eternal Winds - Flute Choir Royal Music Conservatory Mons
A recording of 'Eternal Winds', a composition by the Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans, performed by the Flute Choir of the Royal Music Conservatory of Mons (BE) (professors: Marc Grauwels, Gérard Noack and Jean Prévot). This piece includes various extended techniques like wind tones, whisper tones and multi-phonics.
Tsuru-no-Sugomori - Wil Offermans, Trinity College London
A live video of Wil Offermans performing his arrangement of the Japanese shakuhachi piece 'Tsuru-no-Sugomori' during his solo recital at the flute festival for the British Flute Society / Trinity Laban College, at the St. Alfege Church, Greenwich, London.
Eternal Winds - Wil Offermans, Neflac Mega Flute Orchestra
A live-recording of the world-premiere of 'Eternal Winds', a composition by Wil Offermans, commissioned by the Netherlands Flute Academy (Neflac), directed by Emily Beynon. "Eternal Winds" is performed by a 585 flute players MEGA orchestra at the Neflac 5th Anniversary Concert in TivoliVredenburg Hall, Utrecht (Holland) on 9th Nov. 2014.
Ilios - flute solo by Wil Offermans in Caunes, France
Live recording of the flute solo "Ilios" composed and here also performed by Wil Offermans at the Abbey Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul in Caunes Minervois (Aude) France on 3rd September 2011 as part of the "6th Festival Troubadoures chantent l'Art Roman".
Waltz of the Wolves - Kazushi Saito & Wil Offermans
This is a live-recording of "Waltz of the Wolves" (original: Het Uur van de Wolf) performed by Kazushi Saito (1st flutist of the Tokyo Philharmonic) and Wil Offermans at their duo-concert in the Greco Live House Otsuka, Tokyo, Japan on 23rd Nov. 2014.
Bamburia - Wil Offermans, flute ensemble Piacere, Japan
A video of the first performance of Bamburia for flute ensemble performed by the Japanese Flute Ensemble Piacere with Wil Offermans, during his Japan Xmas tour 2011. Recorded live at the Copis Miyoshi Concert Hall, Saitama, Japan on 24th December 2011.
Forbidden Valley - Wil Offermans, flute ensemble Piacere
A video of the first performance of Forbidden Valley, a flute quintet for low flutes, performed by the Japanese Flute Ensemble Piacere members and Wil Offermans, during his Japan Xmas tour 2011. Recorded live at the Copis Miyoshi Concert Hall, Saitama, Japan on 24th December 2011.
The Journey - Kaze-no-Suiheisen
"The Journey" is an improvisation by Wil Offermans (flute) and Kees Wieringa (piano) along both the animations and shadow boxing by Mijke van Griensven, as part of the project-composition Kaze-no-Suiheisen by Wil Offermans, premiered on 22-09-2009 at the 12xHolland Art Festival in Hirado, Nagasaki, Japan.
OnTheMove - European Contemporary Flute Ensemble eWave
A preview version of "OnTheMove" composed by Wil Offermans in 2004 for the eWave flute ensemble (2 piccolo's; 5 flutes; 1 alto flute; 1 bass flute; 2 contrabass flutes; 2 Thumpy flutes) and an 8-channel tape, commissioned by Gaudeamus Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Composed as part of the project 'eWave, creations for flutes and live-electronics'.
Kotekan - flute ensemble The Magic Flute, Japan
A video of one of the first performances of Kotekan for 8 flutes performed by the Dutch Flute Workshop Ensemble The Magic Flute, directed by Wil Offermans, during their Japan-tour in 1997. Musicians: Bart Schmittmann; Eva Schotanus; Gesa Wulfhorst; Jantien Meijssen; Marieke Franssen; Mirjam van der Maas; Rene Meulenberg; Wil Offermans (dir.). Live at Maeda Hall, Senzoku Music University, Kawasaki, Japan, 11th October 1997.
Duo Ueda Offermans
Heike Monogatari, Duo Ueda Offermans (full version)
Live recording of a Heike Monogatari arrangement by the Duo Ueda Offermans during their Japan Xmas tour 2011, at the Copis Miyoshi Concert Hall, Saitama, Japan on 24th December 2011. Includes the traditional pieces Dan-no-Ura and Gion-shoja. Ful version (26 min).
Where Two Rivers Meet, Duo Ueda Offermans
Live recording of the Japanese-Dutch duo Junko Ueda (satsuma-biwa & voice) and Wil Offermans (flute & contrabass flute) of their work 'Where Two Rivers Meet' at the Abbey Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul in Caunes Minervois (Aude) France on 3rd September 2011 as part of the '6th Festival Troub ...'
Duo Ueda Offermans & Obakushu monks at Kofukuji
This video is a summary of the autumn concert by Duo Ueda Offermans with collaborations of four Obaku-shu monks at the Kofukuji temple, Nagasaki, Japan on 15th November 2014. The concert was held at the occasion of the 360th anniversary of the arrival of Zen master Ingen in Japan.
Flute Day Project
Dance with Me - Wil Offermans at Hampshire Flute Day, UK
Recorded at the presentation concert of the Hampshire Flute Day event with Wil Offermans at the Lantern Theatre Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom (March 22nd, 2014) where 'Dance with Me' was performed by Wil Offermans with the Hampshire Flute Choir.
Flute Day Wil Offermans in Eivissa Ibiza, Spain (summary)
A summary video of the presentation concert of the Flute Day project by Wil Offermans at the '1ª Trobada de Flauta d'Eivissa i Formentera' with students of the Conservatori Professional de Música d'Eivissa i Formentera in Eivissa - Ibiza, Spain on 7th and 8th March 2015. We hear excerpts various performances.
Voices of Nagasaki - Luzern Music School, Switzerland
This video has been recorded at the presentation concert of the Flute Day by Wil Offermans for the Musikschule Luzern, Switzerland, which took place at the Aula Kantonsschule Alpenquai Luzern on November 25th 2012. Here 'Voices of Nagasaki' is performed by the teachers.
Jungle Dance - Wil Offermans at Hampshire Flute Day, UK
Recorded at the presentation concert of the Hampshire Flute Day event with Wil Offermans at the Lantern Theatre Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom (March 22nd, 2014) where 'Jungle Dance' was performed by flute students conducted by Wil Offermans.