A piano concerto like clockwork
The pianist sits in the middle, the audience surrounds the soloist and is surrounded by the orchestra. The space and arrangement of the orchestra are reminiscent of a clockwork, a powerful metaphor for time. With direct and indirect references to clocks, Circulus refers to the transience of human life and our place in the universe. In 2001 Ralph van Raat premiered Robin de Raaff's first Piano Concerto, now he is once again a soloist in his work.