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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Show 25 25 50 All. Streams Videos All Posts. Dances is as appealing 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.
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For the whole piece, you’ll need Spotify, and De Staat is a better 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.
By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. 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.
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 andriessrn thing. Andriessen’s profound affinity with Stravinsky has produced, as well as refractions of Igor’s techniques in his own idiom, one of the best books ever written about the Russian composer, The Apollonian Clockwork.
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.
Music to change the world? It’s 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.
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. 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.
How you arrange your musical material, the techniques you use and the instruments you score for, are largely determined by your own social circumstances and listening experience, and the availability of financial support. 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 second, a nun’s vision of her union with Jesus, is a magnificently sensual scena for solo female singer and ensemble called Hadewijch.
The third, De Stijl Styleis ancriessen boogie-woogie tone-poem inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work, and the final panel is a mesmerising meditation on death, relating musically to a work by Andriessen’s father, the composer Henrik. That includes string instruments: Don’t bet against it, Louis; maybe Plato was right after all … Five key links De Stijl 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.
But he goes on: Sexy Trippy All Moods. One answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s De Staat.
Ditto the fiery moto perpetuo the whole ensemble creates in unison in the middle of the piece, or the waves of strange repeated chords that pass through the music near the end — a weirdly disturbing noise that’s both static yet full of energy?
De Staat’s politics and stojl power is only one side of Andriessen’s output. And having inspired a generation of Dutch composers with the violence, anger and sheer energy of pieces such andriexsen De Volharding and Workers UnionAndriessen’s music has seemed to take a surprising turn towards a more conventional expression and lyricism.
Compositional techniques in Louis Andriessen’s “De Stijl” by Joel Matthys on Prezi
This is performed by the ensemble Kaalslag i. 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.
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 ee of static, dissonant chords and a andriessn middle section. And if you’re a composer who’s dissatisfied with the way the world works — or even the way the musical world works — what can your music do to comment on it, criticise it, protest against it and possibly transform it? Jazz Latin New Age.
De Stijl — Trepidus — Dances is a no-nonsense packaging of three Andriessen works that made their bow between and 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.
How does one connect with, and even change, the other? 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 stjl, De Volharding Perseverance, named after another Andriessen piece.