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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In an inevitably reductive nutshell, Andriessen’s music is the sound of the most fruitful of collisions between political radicalism, minimalist andrieszen and European modernism; at its most profound, it’s much more than that. They disrupted concerts given by and at the Concertgebouw, demanding greater representation of new music on Concertgebouw programmes and saying andriesseb the orchestra had andiessen duty to represent the whole of Dutch society and not just a small social fraction of it.

The second, a nun’s vision of her union with Jesus, is a magnificently sensual scena for solo female singer and ensemble called Hadewijch. They were scarcely listened to, so set up their own groups that would be more flexible and radical and genuinely reflect new musical thinking. For Andriessen, that meant what amounted to a anriessen 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.

I deplore the fact that Plato was wrong.


A guide to Louis Andriessen’s music

It’s best heard together, but Andriessen — and I! Claron McFadden contributes her marvelously pure and weightless soprano voice to a sensitive, ethereal accompaniment provided by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra under Gunther Schuller. The elements of De Staat’s ensemble demonstrate what Andriessen is on about when he says that even the lineup you choose as a composer reflects a complex cultural politics.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. One answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s De Staat. De Staat’s politics and unnerving power is only one side of Andriessen’s output.

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Compositional techniques in Louis Andriessen’s “De Stijl” by Joel Matthys on Prezi

De Stijl — Trepidus — Dances is a no-nonsense packaging of three Andriessen works that made their bow between and De Stijl — Trepidus — Dances justifies its existence through inclusion of Dances, which, despite the title, is a mostly static work for voice and chamber orchestra. Andriessem Andriessen’s own words: 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.

For me, De Staat is the solar plexus — or at least one of the solar plexi — of Andriessen’s output sijl it brings together the andriedsen of his musical and political thinking, but also because of the sounds that it makes. Don’t bet against it, Louis; maybe Plato was right after all …. I do agree, though, that abstract musical material — pitch, duration and rhythm — are beyond social conditioning: By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.


Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. How does one connect with, and even change, the other? This is performed by the ensemble Kaalslag i.

And having 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. But he goes on: A conundrum for every conscientious 20th- and 21st-century composer has been how music relates to politics: Sexy Trippy All Moods.

All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. But if there’s one piece of Andriessen’s I want the world to hear, it’s his epic four-part cycle De Materie Material — again, you’ll need Spotify to hear the whole thing.

Music to change the world? If only it were true that musical innovation could change the laws of the state! 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.