Thursday, July 9, 2009

De Staat - Rock band, HF 1978 video and "Christiaans Andriessens uitzicht op de Amstel"

In Dutch city of Nijmegen, rock band named after Andriessen's "De Staat" emerged. Watch Kunst and Cultuur De Muzen TV program made by Bas Andriessen who follows the frontman of the band Torre Florim on his visit to Louis Andriessen in his Kaizersgracht studio. For you who don't understand Dutch, program also includes intriguing archive video of "De Staat" from 1978 Holland festival in Carre Theatre - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble conducted by Lucas Vis (one of the the pianists is Reinbert de Leeuw, Jan Wolff plays the horn, fwd to 13'00'') and video of Orkest De Ereprijs performing recent Andriessen's piece "Christiaans Andriessens uitzicht op de Amstel" (2009)composed for 15th edition of Young Composers meeting in Apeldoorn (fwd to 36'50'').

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