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De Staat van Andriessen | Asko|Schönberg

4 September 2024, 19:00 - 23:00

With De Staat (1976), Louis Andriessen wrote music for eternity. This highly personal mix of Stravinsky, American minimal, European avant-garde and jazz caused a shockwave in the international music world. Asko|Schönberg pairs this politically charged work with a brand new work by Oscar Bettison. Bettison studied with Andriessen and is composer in residence with Asko|Schönberg this season.

Andriessen was inspired by minimal music when composing De Staat, but applied minimalism in his own completely unique way. Bettison wrote his piece for the same instrumentation as De Staat. He sees his work as a “nocturnal wonderland”. A group of pianos, harps and guitars form the core in the middle of the stage, while some musicians change position. The singers spur on the brass and invoke the night.


4 September
19:00 - 23:00


Gaudeamus Festival
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