Maarten van Norden

Donderdagavondserie Tread on the Trail

World Minimal Music Festval

Kammermusik No. I 
Tread on the Trail 
De snelheid
New work

slagwerk den haag
conductor Reinbert de Leeuw
Students Conservatorium van Amsterdam

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Thursday, 9 April 2015
20:15 hours
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Warm up vanaf 18.30 uur


Terry Riley composed Tread on the Trail in 1965, a year after his celebrated In C. Like In C, Tread on the Trail can be performed by a variable number of musicians on freely chosen instruments.

While the work gives much scope for improvisation, the five movements form a more musically coherent whole than In C. The fascinating, repetitive music evokes dancers moving to and fro who constantly seem to lose their balance. The other two compositions in this concert also sound like independently rotating mechanisms. The rhythms in Hindemith’s Kammermusik no. 1 from 1922 resemble a well-oiled machine whose cogs grind unceasingly. In Louis Andriessen’s De Snelheid the percussion accelerates inexorably; this is minimalist music that exerts a compelling and captivating magnetism.
NB the ticket for this concert includes admission to the late-night concert at 11 p.m.

World Minimal Music Festival 2015

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Terry Riley: Tread on the Trail

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Louis Andriessen: De Snelheid

Listen to De Snelheid, composed by Andriessen, performed by the ASKO Ensemble and conducted by Oliver Knussen.

Maarten van Norden

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Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik No. I

Listen to Hindemith's Kammermusik No. I, performed by the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Peter Eotvos.