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Bollen, Jan-Bas

Jan-Bas Bollen werd geboren te Amsterdam in 1961. Opleiding Hij studeerde viool bij Jan Bor (1967-1972) en van 1972 tot 1979 bij Herman Krebbers en Jeannelotte Hertzberger aan het Sweelinck Conservatorium in ...

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Die Schule der Headbängigkeit : Seven metal etudes for piano / Jan-Bas Bollen

Publisher's number: 15222
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf
Duration: 50'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2014
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
The piano solo etude book "Die Schule der Headbängigkeit" consists of seven original com-positions. They are called "Metal Etudes", since they are inspired by the sound and feel of the genre, in particular its sub-genre “Tech Metal” - hence also the title of the book, a word play on the famous and often dreaded Schule der Geläufigkeit ("School of Velocity") by Carl Czerny (1791–1857), a student of Ludwig van Beethoven and one of Franz Liszt' teachers. To avoid any misunderstandings I like to point out that my etudes are not "Metal" songs, but rather contemporary workouts for advanced musicians who are, like me, sympathetic to the techniques used by bands in the Metal scene to construct - often spectacular - polymet-rical grooves, complex melodic patterns, dense chordal structures and lyrical workouts. Moreover, I’ve attempted to connect to the tradition of piano etudes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Bartok and Ligeti and other composers, in which exercises are promoted to the status of concert stage works. References to that tradition are included in the choices and elabora-tions of the musical material. I have tried to notate the material in a way that facilitates learning the pieces by heart, fol-lowing my admiration for the ability of Metal musicians to recall very complex patterns live by heart - without any form of notation.
Jan-Bas Bollen

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