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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Loading comments… Trouble loading? They were scarcely listened to, so set up their own groups that would be more flexible and radical and genuinely reflect new musical thinking. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Andriessen fans will want this just to have Dances; others should wait until this work finds issue on disc along with recordings that are less disposable.

Introspection Late Night Partying. On one hand, De Materie is an unclassifiable hybrid of theatre, narration, stikl, instrumental music and philosophical reflection.

You’ll be as blown away by the energy of De Stijl as I was if you haven’t heard it before. For me, De Staat is the solar plexus — dtijl 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 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 work by Andriessen’s father, the composer Henrik.

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. The first, stojl 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.

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Even as such, it utilizes features that are readily associated with Andriessenfor example boogie-woogie bass lines, chattering saxophones in the manner of Stravinsky ‘s Ebony Concerto, and highly rhythmic and prominent percussion. Of the two andrieseen, the Nonesuch is clearly preferable; while the premiere of De Stijl was a good one, this performance is still stjjl bit rough around the edges and the recording perspective is distant, favoring the percussion over everything else. 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.

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That includes string instruments: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. 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 andrisssen to contemporary society.

Don’t bet against it, Louis; anvriessen 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.

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However, the moment the musical material is ordered it becomes culture and hence a social entity. But he goes on: In an inevitably reductive nutshell, Andriessen’s music is the sound of the most fruitful of collisions between political radicalism, minimalist pulsation and European modernism; at its most profound, it’s much more than that. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. 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?

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. How does one connect with, and even change, the other? The links are powered by Skimlinks.

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.

A guide to Louis Andriessen’s music

Claron McFadden contributes her marvelously pure andriesen weightless soprano voice to a sensitive, ethereal accompaniment provided by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra under Andiressen Schuller. 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. 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.


This is performed by the ensemble Kaalslag i. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. One answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s De Staat. Show 25 25 sfijl All. Topics Music A guide to contemporary classical music.

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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! De Staat’s politics and unnerving power is only one side of Andriessen’s output. The elements of De Staat’s ensemble demonstrate what Andriessen is on about andriesssn he says that even the lineup you choose as a composer reflects a complex cultural politics.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site dtijl. Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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 Andriesesn, named after another Andriessen piece.

Andriessen’s piece includes settings — “declaimings” would really be a better word — for four female voices, which illustrate these ideas. How you arrange your stiil 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.

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In Andriessen’s own words: Release Ztijl September 26, 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.