composer

Dillen, Oscar van

Oscar Ignatius Joannes van Dillen (‘s-Hertogenbosch 1958) is composer and performer of music, professor of music at Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam, as well as visual artist. A ...

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12 Eludes : in all key signatures for piano / Oscar van Dillen

Publisher's number: 20209
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf
Remarks: Dedicated as a musical offering to Elise van Rosmalen - van Dillen.
Duration: 50'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2020
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
The title Elude is derived from the verb to elude = to avoid cunningly or adroitly (Penguin Reference 2001), which has as noun the word elusion. However the composer chose to create for this music the new noun Elude, in assonance to Prelude and words like it, such as Postlude, Interlude etc. Therefore, as pre-lude means fore-play, inter-lude in-between-play, and post-lude means after-play, thus e-lude means outside-play. This music plays outside of and around tonal, modal and atonal systems, even outside a single style, and enters and leaves such musics at will, never completely bound to each set of formulas and conventions. It is precisely therefore that there are 12, each in its unique key signature, and not 24, as in keys (major and minor set apart), as is the case in similar keyboard collections by Bach, Chopin and Shostakovich. The 12 Eludes each have their own way of playing outside of mode and key, using a simple, technically mostly 2-voice based, setting.

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