Roukens, Joey

Joey Roukens (b. 1982) is an Amsterdam-based composer of contemporary classical music. He studied classical composition at Codarts University of the Arts and psychology at Leiden University. Since graduating in ...

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Piano trio : 'Shadows and bells' / Joey Roukens, 2009

Publisher: Amsterdam: Muziek Centrum Nederland, cop. 2009
Publisher's number: 12012
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano Trio (piano, violin, cello)
Scoring: vl vc pf
Remarks: In opdracht van Radio 4. - Voor het Storioni Festival 2010.
Duration: 13'00"
Number of players: 3
Year of composition: 2009
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Before I started writing this piece, I had acquired a stack of scores of piano trios from the great romantic tradition - Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, etc. Amsterdam, the carillon sounds of the Oude Kerk blew into my room through the open window. In my head these bell sounds then began to mix with the romantic music I was studying and it started to sound alienating, and the piece was born.

The piece therefore often contains bell-like sounds and 'shades' of romanticism. These shadows can be heard as a kind of distorted memories of the past, embedded in an alienating, contemporary context. In doing so, the piece follows an erratic ABABA trajectory - the A sections contain the bell sounds and are slow, carried and very dramatic at the climactic moments; the B sections, on the other hand, are energetic, playful, rhythmic and sometimes even humorous.

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