composer

Vleggaar, Giel

Giel Vleggaar (9 januari 1974, Amsterdam) begint met pianoles en schreef al snel zijn eigen melodieën. Geïnspireerd door de muziek van Prince stapt hij over op de elektrische gitaar. Vleggaar ...

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composition

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

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

Description:
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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