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Tread on the Trail


World Minimal Music Festval

Apr 9 2015

Terry Riley composed Tread on the Trail in 1965, a year after his celebrated In C. Like In C, Tread on the Trail can be performed by a variable number of musicians on freely chosen instruments.

While the work gives much scope for improvisation, the five movements form a more musically coherent whole than In C. The fascinating, repetitive music evokes dancers moving to and fro who constantly seem to lose their balance. The other two compositions in this concert also sound like independently rotating mechanisms. The rhythms in Hindemith’s Kammermusik no. 1 from 1922 resemble a well-oiled machine whose cogs grind unceasingly. In Louis Andriessen’s De Snelheid the percussion accelerates inexorably; this is minimalist music that exerts a compelling and captivating magnetism.

NB the ticket for this concert includes admission to the late-night concert at 11 p.m.

 

Artists

PAUL HINDEMITH
Kammermusik No. I 
TERRY RILEY
Tread on the Trail 
LOUIS ANDRIESSEN
De snelheid
MAARTEN VAN NORDEN
New work

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
slagwerk den haag
conductor Reinbert de Leeuw
Students Conservatorium van Amsterdam

 

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Apr. 9 2015

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ