Homage to Dick Raaymakers

SPSound presents: Homage to Dick Raaymakers. Kees Tazelaar, Johan van Kreij and Ensemble 306 will present works of Raaymakers, with an emphasis on his electronic works. The program opens with a short, illustrated introduction about the critical significance of Raaymakers work.

Jun 2011
18:30 to 21:30
location: SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam


Ach ach! (1987) is a lamentation for two violins, clarinet and saxophone. De Canons (1964-1966) is a series of five compositions in which one electrical impulse according to a fixed pattern is being repeated. In this program three Canons are alternated with Du Armer en O Schweige to form a sequence. Ballade Erlkönig (1967) is music theatre for tape and slide projector and refers to Schubert and Goethe. The evening will be closed with the work Rayons du Son (2010) of Kees Tazelaar. This electronic work is based on a text on the projection of sound in space, spoken by Edgard Varèse. The work is dedicated to Dick Raaymakers. The program, Homage to Dick Raaymakers will be preceded by Omaggio a Burri of Salvatore Sciarino.

Additional to the performances, video documentaries and pictures of Raaymakers’ works will be shown. The work of Raaymakers will be briefly introduced by Kees Tazelaar.

Ensemble 306 is formed by a fixed nucleus of experienced and focused top musicians coming from the world of contemporary composed music. In Chamber 306 of the NatLab (the former physical laboratory of Philips) composers such as Varèse, Xenakis and Raaymakers experimented freely with electronic music. With its name, Ensemble 306 is honouring its artistic roots.

Kees Tazelaar is the head of the Institute of Sonology in the Hague. Also as a composer he is considered an authority in the field of electronic music. He collaborated on various music theatre works of Dick Raaymakers. He has also taken care of the restoration and reconstruction of important electronic works from the past.

Johan van Kreij is a composer of electronic music and is regularly performing with live improvisations. As Raaymakers' assistant he has supported the realization of a number of his works. 

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