Thursday, December 6, 2012


In 1941 American composers John Cage and Lou Harrison wrote together "Double Music". Fourteen composers, including Louis Andriessen took the same challenge and created seven pieces for one to twenty percussionists. The result was Double Music concert that took place last week at Muziekgebouw at Iij in Amsterdam. The concert included video interviews in which composers explain what Cage meant to them, among the others. Louis Andriessen and Martijn Padding's contribution to this initiative performed by Slagwerk Den Haag is "Gesprek" (Conversation).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rosa's Horses

Back to blogging. "Rosa, the Death of a Composer", horse drama, got its orchestral reinvention. "Rosa's Horses" is an orchestral arrangement by Clark Rundell of this postopera originally made in 1993-1994 with Peter Greenaway. Louis Andriessen talks about the piece, and the role of the horses in it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hoketus Dancing

Robert Adlington sends the link to cheerful video of toddlers performing Hoketus dance.