composer

Kortekaas, Bram

Bram Kortekaas was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1989. He studied composition with Willem Jeths and Wim Henderickx at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and political science at the University ...

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composition

Notenkrakers' notulen : for soprano and orchestra / Bram Kortekaas; text by Lex Bohlmeijer

Publisher's number: 17927
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Scoring: sopr-solo 2fl(picc) 2ob(eh) 2cl(cl-b) 2fg(cfg) 2h 2tpt trb-t trb-b timp 2perc pf/cel hp str
Remarks: Commissioned by the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. Written with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten. World premiere: December 3rd 2020, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest conducted by Antony Hermus. Katrien Baerts, Soprano.
Duration: 13'30"
Year of composition: 2020
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Noisemakers were used to disturb the performance of the Concertgebouworkest on the 17th of November 1969. They consisted of metal bug clickers and, according to some sources, a small number of rattles and flutes.
In this composition, the events of that evening are recreated with Noisemakers by all players in the orchestra, except the strings. The noise should grow organically and randomly in bar 16 and fade out in the same fashion in bar 18. The players should do no effort to align their noises with their fellow musicians in terms of tempo or rhythm.
Louis Andriessen’s personal noisemaker (in Dutch: knijpkikker) is preserved in the Notenkrakers archive at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.
Bram Kortekaas

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