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ten.sax-marimba(=2lge wdbl)-gtr-pft

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
11/3/1991
Frascati , Amsterdam
Loos
Composer's Notes

Hout (Wood) was written for Loos at the request of Dirk Simons. Although the whole work is in principle a strict canon, the successive voices are so close together that it is more like a unison melody with ramifications.

Ramifications and branches are the same word in Dutch. This especially refers to the branches of a tree, so the use of wooden instruments - marimba and woodblocks - help explain the title of the work.


Louis Andriessen


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Press Quotes

“Andriessen’s quartet exuded raw, tough, aggressive, immensely satisfying energy.” New York Times



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