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  • Aired on May 26th 13:30 CEST 2024
  • Environments
  • Genre: Electroacoustic music
  • Duration: 120 min
  • Environments is an 85’ work for amplified ensemble, live electronics and soundtracks consisting of speech recordings and pre recorded materials. The piece employs a special setup, built around a collection of microtonal, re-strung guitars which are extended and complemented by an ensemble of winds, vibraphones, Bayan, keyboards and synthesizers. Written in three continuous movements, titled Mono, Watts and Stereo, Environments seeks to explore some of mankind’s intellectual, spiritual and political ‘pursuits’. Each movement translates these ‘pursuits’ to an accompanying philosophical ‘concept' which is then mirrored in the compositional technique as well as the overall sound design. In this way Mono deals with the concept of Linearity, Watts with the concept of Cyclicity and Stereo with the concept of Polarity. As a whole Environments can perhaps be seen as a requiem of sorts to some of the ideas and ideals of the 20th century. Ideas which are by no means depleted or devoid but, due to their inherent ‘slowness’, will have to be redefined again for our digital age. Environments was written in close collaboration with Ensemble Klang, their artistic leader Pete Harden and sound technician Micha de Kanter. Each in their way responsible for helping realize the overall sound design in its live setup as well as its eventual realization on the album, a wholly different enterprise altogether.

Peter Adriaansz

Peter Adriaansz was born in Seattle in 1966 and studied composition at the conservatories of The Hague and Rotterdam, where his teachers included Louis Andriessen, Brian Ferneyhough and Peter-Jan Wagemans. Cited frequently as ‘one of the most singular composers active in the Netherlands
at the moment’ Adriaansz’ work can be characterized by a systematic, research-oriented approach towards music. An approach in which sound, structure, harmony, and audible mathematics constitute the main ingredients. In the words of Bob Gilmore: ‘If music can be a medium in which to explore the most profound existential questions, as the medieval scholars believed it could, then each generation must rephrase these questions to make them relevant to their own time. Few contemporary composers have delved so fearlessly into this realm as has Peter Adriaansz. His work is abstract music of a high order, reanimating the mediaeval idea of music as applied number: but the questions it asks are defiantly of the twenty-first century, questions about musical perception, about the nature of sound and the passage of time’.

Several of his works were nominated for various prizes, such as Chant Ascendant, for the 1994 International Gaudeamus Composers Competition and Waves 5-7, Verdichtingen and Three Studies on Elevation; selected in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively for the Dutch Toonzetters Award. In 2015 his work Scala II was awarded the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. His works have been issued on various labels such as Unsounds, Er godos and Klang Records. Adriaansz teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.


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