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ROLF KNAP

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Period

1937 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

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Biography Rolf Knap

Rolf Knap was born in Amsterdam on October 17, 1937. Education He received his professional training at the Haarlem Musical Society for the Furtherance of the Art of Music and at the Amsterdam Conservatory, with Haakon Stotijn and Cees van der Kraan (oboe, oboe d'amore, oboe da caccia) and with Jo Vincent ...
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Biography Rolf Knap

1937

Rolf Knap was born in Amsterdam on October 17, 1937.


Education

He received his professional training at the Haarlem Musical Society for the Furtherance of the Art of Music and at the Amsterdam Conservatory, with Haakon Stotijn and Cees van der Kraan (oboe, oboe d'amore, oboe da caccia) and with Jo Vincent (ensemble); music theory, instrumentation, conducting and composition with Karel Mengelberg; piano with Charles van der Heijden and Lo Vincent. He followed courses in sonology and in electronic music at the Laboratory of Sonology of the Utrecht University and in electro-instrumental music at the Amsterdam STEIM-Studio.


Activities

He worked as a free-lance oboist, doing major stage and studio work. He taught at several Schools of Music and a Conservatory and was the co-founder of the Wageningen Music School. Additionally he was a conductor and choirmaster in amateur music sector and the initiator and conductor of the Haarlem Chamber Orchestra and Project collective-8. He received the first prize in Youth & Music Competition for composers. He began a foundation for composers' rights, of which the aim is to create living and working accommodations for composers in little old churches. Worked as secretary of the trade panel composers of the Dutch Musicians Union (SMO/NTV). He was co-founder of the Dutch Skryabin Society, established in the European Year of Music (1985).


Compositions

Orchestration of R.A. Schumann's 3 Romancen for oboe and piano to oboe and small orchestra (1121 2000 vl, vl, vla, vlc, db, 1961), In Memoriam Ger Willems for two orchestras, carpenter tools, declamation and electronics (1970), Le Couple(t) for voice, piano and electronics (1971), Dilemmaniana for declamation, cello and electronics (1974), Zelomaniana for oboe and piano (1974), Liederen van doofstommen (Songs of deaf-mutes) for soprano, choir and symphony orchestra (1974), Harmonic reflections for piano solo (1975-1989), De boetseerder (The modeller) for soprano and piano (1978), Ode to Joyce for flute solo (1981), Cornologica for French horn, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass (1981).


Publications

An argument for a social settlement for professional composers (1979), Labour throes and bad birth in building new Concert halls and Opera houses (1986), From Skryabin (a regular column in the Skryabin Bulletin of the Skryabin Society). A research rapport on the subjects of audio physiology and sound physics is in preparation.

Rolf Knap
(2003)

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