composer

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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Out of control : for orchestra / Joey Roukens, 2010

Publisher: Amsterdam: Muziek Centrum Nederland, cop. 2010
Publisher's number: 12105
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 2fl 2fl(pic) 3ob 3cl 3fg 4h 4trp 3trb tb timp 3perc pf(cel) hp str(16.14.12.10.8.)
Remarks: Ín opdracht van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest en het Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.
Duration: 14'00"
Year of composition: 2010
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Out of Control is an orchestral work in which the material takes the most unforeseen directions, seemingly uncontrolled (or 'out of control'). Usually, when writing a piece, a composer tries to keep full control of his material. Notes often want to go in a certain direction by themselves, but sometimes as a composer you disagree with that direction (“no, this is too kitschy”) and then you exercise control to prevent the music from going in that direction. In this piece I wanted to see to what extent I could relinquish control and let the material take its own course.
The result is a piece that has something unbridled and spontaneous, but at the same time it is based on a carefully constructed ABABA structure (to avoid formlessness): the A sections consist of slow, reveling music - which may have both associations and evokes ambient-like music like Gustav Mahler's adagios -, while both B-sections consist of very energetic and rhythmic passages culminating in a climactic moment. In these B-sections, the unforeseen turns of the material are also most clearly audible: in the first B-section, for example, a grotesque fairground waltz suddenly appears, while in the second B-section the music gradually moves towards wild, pounding pop rhythms…

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