Louis Andriessen (1939)

Workers Union (1975)

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Informations générales

Date de composition : 1975
Durée : 20 minutes
Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes

Genre
Musique instrumentale d'ensemble [Musique instrumentale d'ensemble]

Information sur la création

Observations

Enregistrement : Bang on a Can, cd Cantaloupe CA21012.

Note de programme

Workers Union was originally written for the orchestra De Volharding (Perseverance), in which I myself figured as a pianist at that time.

This piece is a combination of individual freedom and severe discipline: its rhythm is exactly fixed; the pitch, on the other hand, is indicated only approximately, on a single-lined stave.

It is difficult to play in an ensemble and to remain in step, sort of thing like organising and carrying on political action.

Louis Andriessen, 1990.