Hoketus is a minimal composition by Louis Andriessen that premiered in The group that played during the premiere remained together to perform other. Louis Andriessen. Hoketus for mixed ensemble. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. Listening to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s Hoketus on my stereo could never convey the full flavor of this spatially designed piece, so I.

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This modernist classic’s title comes from “hocket,” the medieval technique it’s based on: Loouis considered itself a collective and set a number of rules for itself, rules so stringent that taken together they could be considered a manifesto.

The ancient nature of this method is somewhat undermined by the work’s instrumentation, which calls for two groups, each containing panpipes, alto saxophone, piano, electric piano, bass guitar and conga drums.

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This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Personal expression was not permitted; melodies could only be built through the interlocking of single notes or chords, played in alternation between the groups nadriessen the Medieval technique of hocket hence the group’s name. I don’t know whether he was dissuaded from continuing by the organizers or just naturally knocked off work because it was lunchtime, but Andriessen’s score was not augmented after all.

Soon, dramatically, there was a brief but, in context, shockingly extended pause on a single held low note, hoktus it seemed to act as a pivot. A daunting prospect, but I knew which one I had to attend. The pitches eventually shifted; still just two, but farther apart. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The texture was sparse at first; more beats accreted, and soon the music became denser, but the spatial separation keeps it from being solid.


Introspection Late Night Partying. Finally, the composer introduces rhythmic accents, which had been absent for the first part of the work, and eliminates the pauses, providing more opportunities for rhythmic manipulation. Compositions by Louis Andriessen.

Hoketus Music In Movement

Andriessen ‘s primary method for this manipulation and extension is the eponymous hocket — a medieval technique in which consecutive notes of a rhythmic or melodic motif are alternated between andruessen or voices. Hoketus was an amplified musical ensemble founded by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen in the Netherlands in At this point, the music has been going hketus for so long that it is actually stunning when Andriessen introduces a pause, just before the music’s final elaboration, which crescendos into one last solid chord.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By this point, most louls the people on the stock exchange side had been driven away; we were down to true believers or at least immediate converts and pedestrians by the time Andriessen’s score progressed to dense chords.

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The rhythms then became much denser. The group disbanded in Andriessen then introduces another set of two somewhat brighter-sounding chords, which are run through the same gamut of changes and variations. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

If people won’t go to avant-garde music shows, bring it to them! Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. These two chords are replaced a few times until finally a melody emerges; this is also divided up between the two groups of instruments.


Just as the performance was about to start, it seemed that there would be an eleventh, improvising player: The group always performed with amplification set at a high volume, the two groups of instruments situating themselves as far apart as possible from one another on stage.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Wall Street Goes in Hocket Topics. The audience, perhaps a couple hundred people, erupted into applause. Timbres varied, also gradually. Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources. Contemporary classical music ensembles Dutch musical groups Musical groups established in establishments in the Netherlands. Instrumentation is two keyboardists, one flutist, one conga player, and one electric bassist on each side, but with no sustained notes except at one specific and brief point sounded like it was all tuned percussion.

For the musical effect, see hocket. It is all hypnotically spare and lucid.

The group had an aesthetic bias toward works that were heavy, loud, dissonant, and brutal, showing influence from both hard rock and the works of Igor Stravinsky one andriesswn Andriessen’s favorite composers. Genre Chamber Music Classical.

Speaking of lunchtime, the “audience” for this was partly intentional and partly, so to speak, accidental: I saw one person start rhythmically bobbing in place — the steady, insistent beat was infectious, at least for the believers.