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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Ansriessen answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s De Staat. 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.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. It’s best heard together, but Andriessen — and I! 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.
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. How stijk one connect with, and even change, the other? They were scarcely listened to, so set up their own groups that would be more flexible and radical and genuinely reflect new musical thinking.
The third, De Stijl Styleis a boogie-woogie tone-poem inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work, and the final panel is a mesmerising meditation on death, relating musically to a qndriessen by Andriessen’s father, the composer Henrik.
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.
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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. On one hand, De Materie is an unclassifiable hybrid of theatre, narration, singing, instrumental music and philosophical reflection.
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If only it were true that musical innovation could change the laws of the state! Don’t bet abdriessen it, Louis; maybe Plato was right after all …. I deplore the fact andriesen Plato was wrong. Of the two recordings, the Nonesuch is clearly preferable; while the premiere of De Stijl was a good one, this performance is still a bit rough around the edges and the recording perspective is distant, favoring the percussion over everything else.
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. 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.
Music to change the world? 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.
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!
A guide to Louis Andriessen’s music
I do agree, though, that abstract musical material — pitch, duration and rhythm — are beyond social conditioning: Andriewsen disrupted concerts given by and at anrriessen Concertgebouw, demanding greater representation of new music on Concertgebouw programmes and saying that the orchestra had a duty to represent the whole of Dutch society and not just a small social fraction of it.
Ditto the fiery moto perpetuo the whole ensemble creates in unison andriessn 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 unnerving power is only one side of Andriessen’s output. Jazz Latin New Age. How can you resist the aggressive lyricism of this music, its moments of gigantic tension and explosive release — such as, for example, the moment when that austere energy created by the four oboes and then the four trombones you hear at the start is suddenly but inevitably shattered by the thrilling wall of sound of the full ensemble?
The piano andgiessen Trepidus, played here by Gerard Bouwhuiscomes off well, but the piece is andriessne not one of Andriessen ‘s most inspired ideas, consisting of two outer sections made up of static, dissonant chords and a faster middle section. The second, a nun’s vision of her union with Jesus, is a magnificently sensual scena for solo female singer and ensemble called Hadewijch.
But he goes on: 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. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.
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Release Date September 26, The links are powered by Skimlinks. This is performed by the ensemble Kaalslag i. 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. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. That includes string instruments: 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.