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Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Mountains : bass clarinet, tape, 1977 / Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1977
Publisher's number: 01360
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Clarinet; Electronics with different instruments; Clarinet with electronics
Instruments: cl-b tape
Remarks: Opgedragen aan Harry Sparnaay. - Tijdsduur: ca. 17'35''
Duration: 18'00"
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): At the heart of this work is an integration of the instrumental and electronic sounds rather than opposition. On the one hand, many of the electronic passages almost seem to become live music, owing to the very detailed flexible shape, whilst on the other hand the bass clarinet describes curves which come close to those of some of the electronic connections.
The musical events develop slowly and over long periods; in addition, there are many built-in repetitions with continuous subtle variations. The slowly ascending and falling lines, the high plateaus on which the music seems to stand still, readily provided me with the title - "Mountains". Echoes of folk music can be heard throughout, eternal and not confined to any one setting, mingled with the contemporary idiom and the electronic means that are used. The tape was made by voltage-controls equipment in the composer's studio. The aim is to create all the variants that occur from a programme determinated in advance. - TON DE LEEUW

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