Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Racconto dall' Inferno in Venice

Cristina Zavalloni and Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro La Fenice with conductor Tito Ceccherini will perform Andriessen's "Racconto dall' Inferno" at Teatro alle Tese in Venice tonight. More info here.

This is short excerpt of Zavalloni performing "Racconto" last year in Budapest.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Composer

This picture (Louis Andriessen and flute player Govert Jurriaanse in the early 60s) appeared in the programme book for the Dag in de Branding festival "Jongensjaren" on May 23d 2009 which was devoted to Andriessen's early works.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

La Commedia, Genesis of Film and Video

Picturesque photo from the film set of La Commedia (March 26-April 1, 2008, Amsterdam). More pictures here.

There are also detailed notes on editing process by Kyle Gilman.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

De Materie Video Excerpts, from 1989

Two excerpts from De Materie, part I and part III (De Stijl) emerged recently. Wilson's dreamlike imagery worked very well with harsh repetitiveness of musical structures.
Recordings are from the world premiere of the piece in 1989.
Beppie Blankert, dancer/speaker
James Doing, tenor
Materie Orkest, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
Robert Wilson, staging director
The Netherlands Opera

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Andriessen Photo Log

Muziekgebouw aan ´t IJ, Amsterdam, September 8th, 2008; Reinbert de Leeuw 70 years;
Photo by Co Broerse

Donemus HQ, Amsterdam, September 22th, 1994
Photo by Co Broerse

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Second International Conference on Music and Minimalism

Starts today at University of Missouri-Kansas City with paper on Andriessen's music:

"The music you write is about the composers you like’: Intertextuality in the work of Louis Andriessen” by Maarten Beirens (KU Leuven, Belgium).

Complete program of the conference is available at the conference web site.