Hoketus is a minimal composition by Louis Andriessen that premiered in The group that played during the premiere remained together to perform other. Louis Andriessen. Hoketus for mixed ensemble. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. Listening to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s Hoketus on my stereo could never convey the full flavor of this spatially designed piece, so I.
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This modernist classic’s title comes from “hocket,” the medieval technique it’s based on: I don’t know whether he was dissuaded from continuing by the organizers or just naturally knocked off work because it was lunchtime, but Andriessen’s score was not augmented after all. adnriessen
Louis Andriessen – Hoketus
Finally, the composer introduces rhythmic accents, which had been absent for the first part of the work, and eliminates the pauses, providing more opportunities for rhythmic manipulation.
The ensemble’s instrumentation and overall artistic aesthetic was quite radical; it was made up of two equal groups of instruments two pianos, two Fender Rhodes electric pianostwo sets of panpipes andriesswn, two saxophonestwo electric bass guitarsand two percussionists.
Instrumentation is two keyboardists, one flutist, one conga player, and one electric bassist on each side, but with no sustained notes except at one specific and brief point sounded like it was all tuned percussion. Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources. The audience, perhaps a couple hundred people, erupted into applause. Gigantic Dancing Human Machine: The texture was sparse at first; more beats accreted, and soon the music became denser, but the spatial separation keeps it from being solid.
There was definitely a section of the audience that came for this. At this point, the music has been going nonstop for so long that it is actually stunning when Andriessen introduces a pause, just before the music’s final elaboration, which crescendos into one last solid chord.
The group was originally formed to perform Louis Andriessen’s minimal composition Hoketusbut remained together and began to perform andrirssen composed for the group by other composers many of whom came from within the group’s ranks.
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Hoketus for mixed ensemble
Like many minimalist compositions, it offers very little actual music, preferring instead to rhythmically manipulate and extend a small amount of material. Workers Union De Materie Views Read Edit View history. These machinations may seem cold and sterile from a schematic description, but even as it annoys, Hoketus commands attention.
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Streams Videos All Posts. Andriessen ‘s primary method for this manipulation and extension is the eponymous hocket — a medieval technique in which consecutive notes of a rhythmic or melodic motif are alternated between instruments or voices.
Wall Street Goes in Hocket Topics. As soon as the performance kicked hoketjs, the location imprinted a special effect on it: This page hokstus last edited on 2 Aprilat The pitches eventually shifted; still just two, but farther apart. The group disbanded in A daunting prospect, but I knew which one I had to attend. Retrieved from ” https: The rhythms then became much denser.
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I saw one person start rhythmically bobbing in place — aandriessen steady, insistent beat was infectious, louuis least for the believers. Compositions by Louis Andriessen. The group had an aesthetic bias toward works that were heavy, loud, dissonant, and brutal, showing influence from both hard rock and the works of Igor Stravinsky one of Andriessen’s favorite composers. Personal expression was andiressen permitted; melodies could only be built through the interlocking of single notes or chords, played in alternation between the groups using the Medieval technique of hocket hence the group’s name.
Andriessfn two chords are then grouped into three-chord groups, then groups of four, then six chords; the piece moves onwards from there, without changing the chords, the instrumentation, or who’s playing what. Soon, dramatically, there was a brief but, in context, shockingly extended pause on a single held low note, solo; it seemed to act as a pivot.
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