Vleggaar, Giel

Giel Vleggaar (9 januari 1974, Amsterdam) begint met pianoles en schreef al snel zijn eigen melodie├źn. Ge├»nspireerd door de muziek van Prince stapt hij over op de elektrische gitaar. Vleggaar ...

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Aiming For Ecstasy : for electric guitar solo, (2005) / Giel Vleggaar

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 2007
Publisher's number: 11297
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Guitar
Scoring: el.g
Remarks: Geschreven voor Wiek Hijmans
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2005
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Program note (English): After having succesfully collaborated with Wiek Hijmans on Appalachia for the Nieuw Ensemble in 2004, Giel Vleggaar composed Aiming for Ecstasy as a challenge from Wiek to write a piece for electric guitar solo. Aiming for Ecstasy draws from a wide array of influences. Wether it is a chord progression from an unreleased Prince-song called 'Wonderful Ass', an early Renaissance fauxbourdon harmonisation technique, or a palindromic number series (543212345), this piece presents a distinct sound world that emphasises a recurrent theme in the composer's work: bringing together seemingly unrelated musical scenarios. Repetition also plays a central role in Aiming for Ecstasy: getting stuck in repeating patterns and trying to break free through development, but always being controlled by the invisible pull of the palindrome. Allowed to wander off every once in a while into a alien fauxbourdon landscape, the guitarist finally submits to the iron rule of the number with full abandon,
aiming to find a sense of bliss in a highly regulated environment. - GIEL VLEGGAAR

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