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Rererehearings #2

Alongside the concerts that show the results of projects with multiple composers collaborating with an artist or ensemble the Spring Festival offers with the Rererehearings individual composers the chance to present works on which they worked individually. It is very diverse show case in which you can see different kinds of compositions, from music theatre to contemporary jazz music and from solo piano pieces to pieces for a large ensemble.

Programme:

Pol van den Berg – A Rose 1’
Tinka Pijpker (voice), Amba klapwijk and Pol van den Berg ( piano quattre-mains)
This Song called A Rose, I dedicated happily to the woman singing this afternoon:
Tinka Pijpker.
The lyrics are written by Emily Dickinson:
A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer’s morn,
A flash of dew, a bee or two,
A breeze
A caper in the trees, —
And I’m a rose!
(the lyrics are sung in a Dutch translation. The translator is unknown.)

Wilf Amis – Evolution Simulation #2 10’
Wilf Amis (electronics)
8 melodies are randomly generated and then ranked according to a set of criteria. The
weakest 4 are killed, the strongest 4 survive and each produces 2 offspring which randomly
mutate to varying degrees. This second generation is ranked likewise, and so the cycle
continues. This is the process of evolution, an intelligently designed melody may appear to
emerge. This process occurs also in #1, an acoustic piece for the New European Ensemble.

Wes Troeger – Ex Cathedra 8’
Wes Troeger (electronics)

Esther Wu – Static Ferment 7’
Time perception always arouse my curiosity. When I was exploring on electronics about the slowest tempo that human can perceive, the stretching of sound causes much beating, and the frequency of beating within a stable sample of sound causes repetition that somehow construct a rushing tempo. It is abstruse but realistic that – beyond slow, it is static; beyond fast, it is static.

April 3 16:30

16:30

Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire

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