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Vriend, Jan

From the start, Jan Vriend has been a musical omnivore who combines a strongly modernistic approach with openness to the interests of and needs for a good musical education. ...

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Jets d'orgue : for organ, 1991, Part III / Jan Vriend

Publisher: Amsterdam: Muziek Centrum Nederland, 2011
Publisher's number: 07430
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org
Remarks: Met voorw. - De delen kunnen ook als zelfstandige werken worden uitgevoerd. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Opgedragen aan Klaas Hoek. - Cop., Donemus, 1991.
Duration: 15'00"
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): (Premiere: 23 July 1993 - St Paul's Cathedral London) - 'Jets d'orgue' must be taken quite literally: an organ is a fountain of thousands of pipes spraying its sounds through the space around it. This is the first part of a much larger work for organ. The organ has always fascinated me, especially because of the acoustical space it usually finds itself in, which I consider as the resonance body of the instrument, or rather: its element. I also enjoy the challenge of bringing a huge machine to life. An organ resembles a big airplane, an apparently clumsy assembly of bits and parts as long as it stands on the ground. To get it off the ground requires the sort of skill and sophistication the crew of a big airplane needs. In fact, Jets d'orgue requires such a crew: the two assistants at the stops are as important as the organist. The display and rhythm of changing colours is as essential as the movement of pitches. Part 1 consists of 3 Jets. Each Jet is followed by (i.e. channeled into) a section of homophony, 2-layered polyphony and 3-layered polyphony respectively. And each Jet is concluded by a special organ effect, which celebrates a particular characteristic of organ-playing. In this case Jet 1 is concluded by a field of garlands; Jet 2 by a heterophony and Jet 3 by a set of gestures. The heterophonies especially are designed to interfere with the domination of the octave interval in the coupling of different footages. - JAN VRIEND

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