Rossum, Piet-Jan van

Piet-Jan van Rossum (25/01/66) studied composition with Louis Andriessen, Jan Boerman and Dick Raaymakers as well as the organ with Rienk Jiskoot. Van Rossum above all directs his attention to composing ...

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à Hanso-bo, un corbeau apparaît et regarde : for ensemble / Piet-Jan van Rossum

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: fl fl-a ob 3cl fg cfg 2h tpt trb-b tb perc hp str

Sonate : voor viool en piano / Jan Masséus

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vl pf

Sonatine : voor viool en klavier / Henk Bijvanck

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vl pf

Partita : for violin and piano, opus 38 no. 1 (1950) / Marius Flothuis

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vl pf



arnica cedar lake : for violin and piano / Piet-Jan van Rossum

Publisher's number: 17151
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vn pf
Remarks: Dedicated to Cynthia Miller - Freivogel.
Duration: 18'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 1997 / 2021
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

"arnica cedar lake" is the place where no man comes, an imaginary lake deep in the forests of which could be said 'God's spirit moved upon the face of the waters'. Violinist Cynthia Miller - Freivogel asked me to write a piece in memory of her teacher Camilla Wicks, one of the first strong female violinists who lived her last years in such an American forest, self-supporting.
This image of the pioneer, in several ways, a strong character living close to the essence of our planet made me dream up the arnica cedar lake, where God still moves upon the face of the water, far from this species that he created; He loves them (still one of the bigger mysteries to me), but surely He dislikes their ugly sides and must have His moments of self-chosen loneliness to be, for a moment, inside his eartly creation of time and oxygen, of animals and trees, of spirit and limitation: this beautiful system, before He returns to his earth-surrounding dimension where time and space are flexible entities, where future and history are representations of the now.
The music of 'arnica cedar lake' stays away from what we know as virtuosity: the circus-act where a musician can show fastness and bravura. Nothing wrong with that, it's just that I have always been more of a quiet walker then a sportsman and that I try to catch a world close to 'spiritual virtuosity': a blind man's vision of a world to come, because: what do we know? Very little. What can we dream off? Everything.
Piet-Jan van Rossum, January 31st, 2022

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