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Louis Andriessen

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Louis Andriessen (born June 6, 1939) is a Dutch composer, son of the composer Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) and brother of composer Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996).

After his study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Andriessen studied for two years with Luciano Berio.

Andriessen's music is influenced by the multi-faceted work of Igor Stravinsky and by minimalism. Andriessen's anti-traditional orchestration, high-energy chord-textures and inventive sources for texts and librettos give his music a distinctive stamp.

Works include De Staat, De Materie, Hoketus, Zilver, Mausoleum, etc. Andriessen cooperated with film maker Peter Greenaway on the operas Rosa (1994) and Writing to Vermeer (1998).

References

Trochimczyk, Maja, ed. The Music of Louis Andriessen (2002). London: Routledge. ISBN 0815337592.

Zegers, Mirjam, ed. (2002). Translated by Clare Yates. The Art of Stealing Time. Arc Publications. ISBN 1900072882.

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