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RODERIK DE MAN

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Roderik de Man

Period

23-05-1941 - current

Genre

componist, contemporary classical music, electronic mucic and computer music

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Roderik de Man

Though Roderik de Man begins writing music relatively late, he quickly develops into a highly productive composer. He devotes himself principally to chamber music and works for smaller ensembles, partially because he wants to have personal contact with the musicians he writes for. His musical language is characterized by its ...
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componist

Mentioned in the biography of

1969   Marcel Beekman
1983   Annelie de Man
1985   Lucas Wiegerink
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Biography Roderik de Man

Though Roderik de Man begins writing music relatively late, he quickly develops into a highly productive composer. He devotes himself principally to chamber music and works for smaller ensembles, partially because he wants to have personal contact with the musicians he writes for. His musical language is characterized by its colour and rhythm, as well as an adventurous, open approach to compositional style and technique. The combination of live performance and electronic sound plays an important role in much of his music. But purely electronic pieces are an exception in his work, in part because he is well aware that performance is an equally important aspect of the musical experience. Some of his works combine music with other media. “In a certain sense, each piece is a journey. You set out as a composer without knowing for certain whether you will arrive where you want to. And ultimately, the whole story changes, because others have to retrace your steps in their own way.”

1965

Roderik de Man (born May 23, 1941 in Bandung, Indonesia) studies percussion with Frans van der Kraan and music theory at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Concurrently, he attends Kees van Baaren’s composition class and works in the electronic studio under Dick Raaymakers’ direction.

Dick Raaijmakers Kees van Baaren

1972 - 2008

De Man teaches music theory and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

1985

Roderik de Man composes his first published work, 'Frenzy', for harpsichord, written for his wife, Annelie de Man.

Annelie de Man

1991

De Man wins second prize at the competition of the Festival de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges with 'Chordis canam' (1989)

1999 - 2003

With 'Air to Air' (1998), De Man wins second prize at the competition of the Festival de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges in 1999 and, the following year, second prize at the international composition competition Città di Torino 2000. He is member of the board of the Foundation Ton Bruynèl and member of the jury for the Prix Ton Bruynèl.

Ton Bruynèl

2004

De Man wins first prize at the Musica Nova competition in Prague with 'Music, when soft voices die...' (2002).

2005

Roderik de Man wins first prize at the Festival de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges with 'Cordes invisibles' (2004).

2010

'Cordes invisibles' (2004), for piano, cello and tape, is awarded the Golden Euphonie in October as one of the five best compositions of 2005 to 2009 at the competition for electro-acoustic music in Bourges.

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