Although the whole work is in principle a strict canon, the successive voices are so close together that it is more like a unison melody with ramifications. Ramifications and branches are the same word in Dutch. This especially refers to the branches of a tree, so the use of wooden instruments - marimba and woodblocks - help explain the title of the work. Louis Andriessen NL Louis Andriessen was born in Utrecht in into a musical family: his father Hendrik, and his brother Jurriaan were established composers in their own right.
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Early Andriessen works are serial, but by he was working with graphic notation, as in the piano piece Registers, using a Read more combination of fixed and non-fixed elements to facilitate improvisation. In , Andriessen swore off writing music for standard symphonic ensembles for good, a decision that was to profoundly impact his development. For a time, he worked in electronic music; his first venture into theater on his own with Il Principe. De Staat earned Andriessen the coveted Kees van Baaren Prize, and since then he has garnered numerous awards, citations, and commissions.
Andriessen also composes music designed to challenge the talents of specific performers; Forget-Me-Not requires an oboist to also play piano, and in TAO there is a part for a pianist who speaks and also plays the koto.
Andriessen is regarded to some extent as an ensemble builder; Orkest de Volharding is a group he formed to play the same-named Andriessen work, and the ensemble came together afterward to program and commission other repertoire. Younger composers view the work of Andriessen as an alternative to academic serialism and American minimalism, and aspiring composers from many nations have come to Holland to study with him at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague.
He collaborated with stage director Robert Wilson on the four-part De Materie in In the s, a fruitful collaboration with film director Peter Greenaway led to several works, including the films M is for Man, Music, Mozart; Rosa: The Death of a Composer; and the opera Writing to Vermeer, which premiered in Sometimes didactic in his defense of his progressive political views, Andriessen is nevertheless far from humorless.
His penetrating insight as an essayist on topics such as Stravinsky may be read in his book The Apollonian Clockwork, published in I prefer the jacks-of-all-trades: the Purcells and Stravinskys, who are at home anywhere, borrowing here, and stealing there.
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Mikabar I am not important. Rosa and Writing to Vermeer. The music is certainly very dark and disturbing, but there is a nervous energy about it that draws you andriewsen. After a bruising experience with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Andriessen turned down subsequent opportunities to compose for symphony orchestra, preferring instead to create ensembles that reflected his wider interests in jazz and rock music. Totentanz — Preview Clip. Andriessen lives with his wife Jeanette Yanikian, a guitar player whom he met while studying in the Oouis 40 years ago, in a vast fourth floor apartment in Amsterdam by the Keizersgracht, looking out over the canals. He has tackled complex creative issues, exploring the relation between music and politics in De Staatthe nature of time and velocity in De Tijd and De Snelheidand questions of mortality in Trilogy of the Last Day.
De Stijl final section. There was a sense that he andrlessen finding himself. And most important, he knows how to weave the seed of an idea into music almost seamlessly, which gives the work its urgency. Louis Andriessen Show more Show less. June 6,Utrecht. Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied — Preview Clip.