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This double album features a fine selection of compositions by the acclaimed Dutch composer Roderik de Man (1941), written between 1991 and 2011. Solo, chamber and orchestral music, acoustic and electro-acoustic works.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Turbulenza Di Protoni!
Matthijs Koene & Pieter Van Dijk
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2. Array
Nieuw Sinfonietta
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3. Yuxtaposiciones
Harry Sparnaay
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4. Spazio Piccolo
Anahi Oraison
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5. Crosscurrents
Michael Bonaventure
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6. Music For Maverick
Reinhold Westerheide
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7. Black Pencil Music
Jorge Isaac & Black Pencil Ensemble
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8. Three Minutes
Annelie De Man
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9. Thou Single Wilt Prove None
Fanny Alofs
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10. Tangente
Esra Pehlivanli & Marko Kassl
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11. Departures From the Romantic Agony
Osiris Trio
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12. Roentgen Connected
Jorge Isaac, Karin Preslmayr & Goska Isphording
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13. Fuerza Interior
Jorge Isaac & Black Pencil Ensemble
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14. Strange Echoes In Trunks And Pipes
Chiel Jan Van Hofwegen
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15. A Message From K.
Roderik De Man
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“This double CD is dedicated to my wife Annelie de Man, the love of my life and excellent musician, who passed away in 2010”.

Roderik de Man (1941) has a profound understanding for and love of musical instruments and a deep appreciation for the performer’s world. He plays several instruments himself, aside from percussion, and has built up a collection of them, including quite rare examples. When he is composing a new work for guitar, you will fi nd a borrowed instrument leaning against the wall of his studio, so that he can try out possibilities for himself. This handson approach to music not only refl ects a fascination with the nuts and bolts of the art, but also refl ects the very practical and self-reliant nature of the man. But his practicality extends even further - once, after writing a gigantic “impossible” chord for piano, he took great pleasure in designing and building the wooden device needed to execute it.

Roderik de Man is equally concerned with the musical potential of the human voice. It is also remarkable how often he combines instruments and/or vocal sound with electronics. Referring to this, he speaks of his music as somehow existing “on the borderlines”. But, by this, he also refers to the way it exists between classical and non-classical genres.

His aim is to combine the best from diverse musical territories, and perhaps there you
see again something of the man behind the music, for he is an enthusiastic traveller, both England and Indonesia being virtually second homes to him.

One of the main trends in De Man’s music has been to arrive at a realistic sort of innovation and virtuosity through close collaboration with certain chosen performers. He is drawn to musicians who are not just virtuosi but who gladly accept the challenge of investing the time and effort necessary to realise the sometimes extreme demands posed by contemporary music. There have been many such collaborations throughout his composing career, and the most remarkable of these was with his late wife, the harpsichordist Annelie de Man. This CD is dedicated to her, and she was the chief inspiration among that select group of performers the composer turned to again and again.

Geoffrey King

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