From the Sea is a work in three sections based on land reclamation. The first section (The New Land) expresses feelings of expectation and excitement that come with the new land. The second section (The Old Sea) is a nostalgic retrospect to the (old) sea. A sea that was sometimes turbulent, but also a source of life. In the third section (The Future Land) captures the joy of life on the new land to the present day.
The work was written for the combined music ensembles of the Noordoostpolder.