Lipstick, for flute/alto flute and audio was composed for Eleonore Pameijer in 1998, with financial support from the Dutch FPA, for a ballet by choreographer Naom Ben Jakov. The soundtrack is based on ready-made sound bytes from American talk shows. Conversations about human relationships and a radio interview with Billie Holiday, in which she quotes from her favourite song ‘Don’t explain’, about a deceived woman: ‘ Skip that lipstick and I know you cheat and what love endures’ . A relation therapist with a French accent says: ‘You are jumping all those hoops’. Lipstick has 3 movements: fast – slow – fast.
Lipstick was first recorded by Eleonore, followed by such eminent flutists as Manuel Zurria, Katherine Kemler, and Alejandro Escuer. In the USA Margaret Lancaster was the first to perform it. In 2018, JacobTV created a concert video for Lipstick.