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PETER ADRIAANSZ

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Bron: Officiële website, 2015

Period

1966 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

www.peteradriaansz.com

Biography Peter Adriaansz

Peter Adriaansz was born in Seattle (USA) in 1966. Education He studied organ and composition at the conservatories of The Hague and Rotterdam, where his teachers included Louis Andriessen, Brian Ferneyhough and Peter-Jan Wagemans. He completed his studies with distinction in 1994. Activities Adriaansz is artistic director of the Slagwerkgroep Den Haag (Percussion Group ...
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Biography Peter Adriaansz

1966 - 1992

Peter Adriaansz was born in Seattle (USA) in 1966.


Education

He studied organ and composition at the conservatories of The Hague and Rotterdam, where his teachers included Louis Andriessen, Brian Ferneyhough and Peter-Jan Wagemans. He completed his studies with distinction in 1994.


Activities

Adriaansz is artistic director of the Slagwerkgroep Den Haag (Percussion Group The Hague). Most of his works are published under a private enterprise called AsZoh Press.


Compositions

From 1993 Adriaansz has worked as a composer receiving numerous commissions and performances from among others ARRAY Music (Toronto), the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, California EAR Unit, ensemble Continuum (Toronto), Crash Ensemble (Dublin), the Doelenensemble, eNsemble (St. Petersburg), Ives Ensemble, ensemble KORE (Montreal), Maarten Altena Ensemble, ensemble MusikFabrik, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, the Nieuw Ensemble, ensemble Omnibus (Tashkent), Orkest de Volharding, the Schönberg Ensemble, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag and the Ural Philharmonic (Yekaterinburg) as well as writing for ensembles with more unusual instrumentations for specific projects. His works are performed and broadcast with great regularity world-wide and have featured on many stages, from the Holland Festival to Huddersfield and from Tashkent to Toronto. Over the years he has built up special working relationships with the Ives Ensemble, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag and individual musicians such as pianist Gerard Bouwhuis, percussionist Arnold Marinissen and electric guitarist Wiek Hijmans: ensembles and musicians dedicated to the exploration of new sounds and forms. Adriaansz’ music is characterized by a formalist stance and a high degree of conceptualism, in which sound, structure and audible mathematics are the main ingredients. In recent years an increasing interest in flexibility and variable forms can also be observed in his work. In numerous reviews his music has alternately - and often for the same piece - been dubbed everything from sadistic, brutal and extremely boring, to poetic, touching, ingenious and impressive.


Prizes

Among his honors is the Gaudeamus Prijs 1996 for Chant Ascendant [Chants Monotones pt. 4].
Matthijs Vermeulenprijs 2015 for his composition 'Scala II'.

Discography Peter Adriaansz

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Scala II - Peter Adriaansz met Ralph van Raat
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