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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2021, 03:46:45 AM »
The whole work, De Materie, is amazing  -  though the neighbours may feel different.

Ostensibly the grand metaphor is ship building, but I can't help thinking it's always about the Creation of the World or Universe in Andriessen's music. This why Hadewych's love song to the Creator is in the right place.

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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2021, 06:42:46 AM »
The whole work, De Materie, is amazing  -  though the neighbours may feel different.

Ostensibly the grand metaphor is ship building, but I can't help thinking it's always about the Creation of the World or Universe in Andriessen's music. This why Hadewych's love song to the Creator is in the right place.

I must revisit De Materie soon.
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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2021, 07:25:50 AM »
I couldn't help but notice that the Guardian critic linked above, translated 'De Materie' as 'Material'. However, 'Matter' would be better.

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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2021, 07:38:53 AM »
The whole work, De Materie, is amazing  -  though the neighbours may feel different.

Ostensibly the grand metaphor is ship building, but I can't help thinking it's always about the Creation of the World or Universe in Andriessen's music. This why Hadewych's love song to the Creator is in the right place.

I didn't realise it was one piece with two parts. De Materie has a wonderful opening!

I must revisit De Materie soon.

Nice and loud and make sure the neighbours are out.
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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2021, 11:13:07 PM »
The whole work, De Materie, is amazing  -  though the neighbours may feel different.

Ostensibly the grand metaphor is ship building, but I can't help thinking it's always about the Creation of the World or Universe in Andriessen's music. This why Hadewych's love song to the Creator is in the right place.

Why do you think the third part is De Stijl?
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Re: Louis Andriessen's Annex
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2021, 02:17:34 AM »
Why do you think the third part is De Stijl?

Unfortunately I find the De Stijl movement rather hard to take, with those eruptions of rock / pop music with the drummer doing a backbeat etc