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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Louis Andriessen: De Stijl; Trepidus; Dances – Louis Andriessen on AllMusic – – The. The elements of De Staat’s ensemble demonstrate what Andriessen is The third, De Stijl (Style), is a boogie-woogie tone-poem inspired by. Pre-proceeding. In the movement “De Stijl” from his oratorio De Materie, Louis Andriessen adapts Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue .
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Louis Andriessen – De Stijl (De Materie part III)
Loading comments… Trouble loading? And andriesesn inspired a generation of Dutch composers with the violence, anger and sheer energy of pieces such as De Volharding and Workers UnionAndriessen’s music has seemed to take a surprising turn towards a more conventional expression and lyricism. Jazz Latin New Age.
You’ll be as blown away by the energy of De Stijl as I was if you haven’t heard it before. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
The first, inspired in part by shipbuilding in Holland, is a piece that transmutes its base elements of rhythm and percussion just as the base materials of wood, fabric and metal were crafted into the carriers of Dutch colonial power, and starts with a hammered-out sequence of the same chord, repeated times.
For the whole piece, you’ll need Spotify, and De Staat is a ansriessen reason than most to sign up for it if you haven’t already! This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. One answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s De Staat.
I deplore the fact that Plato was wrong. For Andriessen, that meant what amounted to a decades-long aversion to the sustaining line of string instruments, and an almost genetic attraction to the rhythmic power and potential of brass, winds, percussion and electric instruments — a sort of souped-up version of the kind of ensemble Stravinsky loved the best. By clicking on an affiliate stihl, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.
His music is not always concerned with those fissile social questions, and many of his pieces explore the fundamentals of a listening experience, getting to grips with the raw materials of music.
De Stijl forms the third part of Andriessen ‘s trilogy De Materie and is one of his major pieces, written as an homage to Dutch abstractionist and boogie-woogie fancier Piet Mondrian. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Louis Andriessen: De Stijl; Trepidus; Dances
But it’s also quintessentially itself, and quintessential Andriessen, because every bar of it has an absolutely compelling materiality see what I’ve done thereboth on the level of the four parts and the cycle as a whole. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. For me, De Staat is the solar plexus — or at least one of the solar plexi — of Andriessen’s output because it brings together the spectrum of his musical and political thinking, but also because of the sounds that it makes.
The piano piece Trepidus, played here by Gerard Bouwhuiscomes off well, but the piece is frankly not one of Andriessen ‘s most inspired ideas, consisting of two outer sections made up of static, dissonant chords and a faster middle section.
They were scarcely listened to, so set up their own groups that would be more flexible and radical and genuinely reflect new musical thinking.
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The links are powered by Skimlinks. Although the Attacca disc does not provide a great deal of detail about the origin these recordings, they appear to be live, probably of the premiere performances as captured in Dutch radio broadcasts.
In Andriessen’s own words: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Don’t bet against stjil, Louis; maybe Plato was right after all … Five key links De Ve Hadewijch Workers Union De Snelheid De Volharding This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.
Dances is as andrieessen and easily accessible a work as one is likely to find among Andriessen ‘s corpus; it is easily the highlight of this collection and this is its only recording thus far. Although it was written for a pre-existing group, the Netherlands Wind EnsembleDe Staat’s instrumentation which includes harps, pianos, three electric guitars and just four string-instruments — a group of violas reflects Andriessen’s years working with his own band, De Volharding Perseverance, named after another Andriessen piece.
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Introspection Late Night Partying. Topics Music A guide to contemporary classical music. That group was founded as a reproach to the existing behemoths of Dutch classical musical life, which Andriessen and his friends and fellow provocateurs, including conductor Reinbert de Leeuw and pianist Misha Mengelbergfought against in the s and 70s.
The title means The Republic, and this piece is an imagination of what Plato’s Republic means and meant for music; a musical discourse on how his ideas about music might relate to contemporary society.
A guide to Louis Andriessen’s music
The thing is, Andriessen’s music really has changed the music of a state — no Dutch composer has been as influential on musical culture, especially in his home country, as Andriessen, and his importance internationally has only expanded as his career has gone on.
Stijll worth saying, however, that — at least until the cuts that are now blighting Dutch musical culture — Andriessen, De Leeuw and the others have now become the de facto music establishment in Holland, thanks to the success of the institutions they set up and the miraculous energy and diversity of the new scene they created with their radical ripostes to the system decades ago.
Andriessen’s piece includes settings — “declaimings” would really be a better word — for four female voices, which illustrate these ideas.