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Andriessen at 75

Charles T. Downey, Monica Germino performs at Andriessen 75 tribute at Atlas
Washington Post, April 9, 2014

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L. Andriessen, De Materie, R. de Leeuw
(Nonesuch, 1996)
The city-wide festival for Louis Andriessen’s 75th birthday continued on Monday night at the Atlas Performing Arts Center with a concert featuring a piece by the Dutch composer and music by composers he influenced. The hour-long program was performed by violinist Monica Germino, the composer’s wife, and her instrument and voice were enhanced and processed by sound designer Frank van der Weij.

Andriessen’s “Xenia” is a three-movement etude-like piece, commissioned by the Manchester International Violin Competition. A “Sarabande” of slow glissandi in double-stops is contrasted with a “Caccia” of pulsing repeated notes, followed by a melody sung by the performer and accompanied by the violin, coming to rest on a major chord. [Continue reading]
Monica Germino, violin
Frank van der Weij, sound designer
Atlas Performing Arts Center

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Workers Union (1975, any group of loud instruments)

De Staat (1976)

De Materie
3. De Stijl (1984)

La Passione (2002)

Mysteriën (2013)

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