Mother's War is based on the composer's mother's fragmented memories of WWII in The Netherlands. All the sounds are either strings or voice, with the exception of one field-recording from the house in Haarlem, where his mother spent the war. Voices were recorded using a carbon-mic of the kind used during that war. The piece deals with the subject matter imagining the complete envelopment and seeming endlessness that six years of war would mean to a child.
Mother's War was premiered in the Abrons Art Centre at the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival on 18 July 2018. Prior to that it was performed in various of work-in-progress states at a few festivals in Sweden.