World Minimal Music Festival
Court music from Korea
Apr 4 2013
De Tijd (1981) opens with a mighty crash. The remainder of the work, lasting over forty minutes, could be viewed as the reverberation of this thunderclap – as if time had temporarily been brought to a standstill. Louis Andriessen was originally inspired to compose this work as a result of a mystical experience: ‘(…) the feeling of a moment that lasted an eternity. It was more than consummate tranquillity, it was a euphoric state of such intensity that I later decided to compose a piece about it.’ Prior to the interval, Korean court music provides a fitting counterpoint. This music is likewise all about serenity, abstraction and minimalism.
SLAGWERK DEN HAAG
STUDENTS OF THE CONSERVATOIRES OF AMSTERDAM AND THE HAGUE
THE COURT MUSIC TROUPE OF THE NATIONAL GUGAK CENTRE
Reinbert de Leeuw