Jan Boerman 90 Years Concert

On 30 June 2013 Jan Boerman, composer, turned 90. Since it is very difficult to organise concerts at the Conservatoire around that date, it was decided to organise his celebration concert at the beginning of the new Academic Year.

04 October, 19.30h will finally be the moment: Two monumental electronic compositions of Boermans will be performed in multi channel versions in the Anton Schönbergzaal of the KC:

De zee (1964-1965)
Tellurisch (1991)

Entrance is free.

cahier M at monoskop

Dick Raaijmakers: Cahier-M: A Brief Morphology of Electric Sound (2000)

Cahier-M is about the morphology of electric sound. This inherently single-layered type of sound is discussed in the light of ‘neo-plastic’ music as suggested by the painter Piet Mondriaan in the 1920′s. He advocated a kind of music that consisted of single-layered, ‘single-colour’ electric sounds.

Furthermore, Cahier-M devotes ample attention to the morphological relationship between the typically uniform nature of electric sound and the multi-layered sound structures used by post-WWII serial composers. The discussion of this subject also covers layering (photo)graphic images as practised by the French physiologist E.J. Marey at the end of the 19th century, flipping monadic sound aggregates as practised by Karel Goeyvaerts since 1952, the application of so-called ‘horizontal arpeggios’ by Pierre Boulez around 1980, and the introduction of ‘liquid forms’ in contemporary architecture.

These aspects are illustrated based on a still valid morphological analysis of sound conducted by the author between 1963 and 1967.

Cahier-M comprises four chapters: ‘Invented Sound’, ‘Diagonal Sound’, ‘Composed Sound’ and ‘Spatial Sound’.