SPILL (2015) is a composition by Robert van Heumen for harp and live electronics, developed in collaboration with and performed by Miriam Overlach, with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL.
SPILL is a musical response to fossil fuel disasters that often go unnoticed by the general public. In 5 miniatures Spill comments on ruthless oil companies, human tragedies and polluted environments. The processed harp is sometimes cold as ice, sometimes hot as giant flames that can be seen from 20 miles away. She cries, screams, explodes, gulps and rumbles. Placed in an electronically enhanced environment the harp is forced to adapt or fight fire with fire.