Bisschops, Merijn

Merijn Bisschops is an audiovisual artist (composer and photographer) from The Netherlands. He receives commissions by ensembles and festivals makes music for video art and short screenplays. Bisschops combines his ...

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Album (Volume 1) : for cello en piano

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Cello and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vc pf

For Ships We Lost : for harpsichord and electronics / Andrius Arutiunian

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Harpsichord with electronics
Instruments: cemb tape la fumee... des voix... : for harpsichord and electronics / Douglas Knehans

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Harpsichord with electronics

Vrees niet, gij klein kuddeke : for mixed choir / Sem Dresden

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK



Antipode I : for harpsichord and soundtrack / Merijn Bisschops

Publisher's number: 15643
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Harpsichord with electronics
Instruments: cemb tape
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2010
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Antipode brings out a side of the harpsichord that is not often heard.
The starting point for the composition is the combined action of the harpsichord in traditional tuning with recordings of the same instrument while it is being played detuned and prepared. The soundtrack, with minor editing by computer, is not in a supporting role, but a full-fledged opponent for the instrumentalist. ‘Antipode I’ is a rough piece with fragmentary extremes and a wild growth of unpolished sound material. Harpsichord and tape are involved in a confrontation with cautious exploring, unstable consensus, mean pinching, and aggressive punches.
Antipode I is part of the triptych ‘Antipode I, II or III’, which consists of three solo pieces for early instruments (harpsichord, viola d’amore and traverso) in combination with soundtrack. The three parts can be played in random order as a triptych or as separate solo pieces.
Merijn Bisschops

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Product Description Price/piece Count
Score Download to Newzik (A4), 20 pages EUR 12.00
Download as PDF (A4), 20 pages EUR 14.40
Hardcopy, normal size (A4), 20 pages EUR 24.00
Electro-acoustic Download, 5 files, 142.667 MB EUR 25.00
CD/DVD, 5 files, 142.667 MB EUR 35.00