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50 Fish : for flute and electronic soundscape / Egbert Jan Louwerse

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Flute with electronics
Instruments: fl tape

Bataclan : for piccolo and electronic soundscape / Egbert Jan Louwerse

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Flute
Instruments: fl/picc

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50 Fish : for flute and electronic soundscape / Egbert Jan Louwerse

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Flute with electronics
Instruments: fl tape

 

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Louwerse, E.J.

Egbert Jan Louwerse is ”composing performer” as a flutist and professor of Flute at the Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen, the Netherlands.
Egbert Jan studied Flute with Pieter Odé at the Sweelinck Conservatory and with Marieke Schneemann at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with whom he graduated at the highest possible level, specializing in Modern Music.Besides fluteplaying he did courses in conducting, music with "Live-electronics" and composition. For three years he studied the complex rhythms and microtonalitiy of Carnatic Music, the classical music of South India.
As a composer he is interested in developing soundscapes, sometimes using (live-)electronics. He composed for flute, flute orchestra, EWI, flute-piano, piano and winds.
In September 20202 he was awarded first prize for “50 Fish, for flute solo and electronic soundscape (and optional visuals)” by the American FluteNewMusicConsortium.
His piece “Bataclan, for piccolo solo, fluteorchestra and electronic soundscape” is part of the project of the French Fluteorchestra Résonance XXI that will be performed in October/November 2020 in memory of the Paris attack in November 2015.
After his studies he travelled many times to France to study there with great Masters including flutist Christian Lardé, harpist and Debussy-expert Marie-Claire Jamet and composer Jean-Michel Damase.
He is one of the 8 flutists of Fluteoctet Blow Up! and also plays with renowned musicians like harpist Manja Smits and pianist Henry Kelder. He is flutist of woodwindquintet het Gelders Blaaskwintet.
In recent years Egbert Jan has given special attention to French Repertoire. In this important music for the flute he discovered / realized several elements in notationforms, connecting these in his playing, his teaching and writing about this music. He is regularly invited to talk and teach about this, such as recently at the Adams International Flute Festival, the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Oviedo in Spain, Conservatorio Umberto Giordano Foggia (Italy), het Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Belgium), Shenzhen school of music (China), Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China) en L’Instituto Superiore Conservatorio G. Cantelli di Novarra (Italy), Conservatorio G.B. Martini di Bologna (Italy), Academy of Music Katowice (Poland). He is a regular guest as a jury member at (International) competitions and at international festivals for concerts and masterclasses,
On June 13th 2015 he was awarded by the French Société Académique "Arts-Sciences-Lettres" in Paris the "Diplome de Medaille d'Argent" (the Silver Medal) for his work on French Music throughout his career. Because of this remarkable decoration, the Hanze University Groningen enlisted him on the 26th of May 2016 in its “Walk of Fame”.
In June 2017 Egbert Jan recieved another Masters Degree from the Conservatory of Amsterdam on his thesis “Phrasing slurs in French Chambermusic for flute and piano from 1871”, an effort in understanding the multi-implication of long phrasing slurs on performance practice in French chamber music for flute from 1871, focusing on the influence of Paul Taffanel.
Out of this research he made a CD with music from and around Taffanel, together with pianist Henry Kelder, which became available in 2018.