René Uijlenhoet - Komponistenportrait


Programm Dienstag 27. Mai, 20 Uhr Glockenhaus:

René Uijlenhoet De Telescoop van Galileļ
  Filamenti I 1)
  {¼+colo}*2 -copycolo 2)
  Lichtgewicht 1)

1) created with support from the Fund for the Creation of Music, Amsterdam. 2) Soloist Prof. H. Erdmann-picolo , R.U.- live electronics




René Uijlenhoet Born in 1961. He studied electroacoustic composition under Ton Bruyn?l at the Utrecht Conservatory, where he also completed organ and improvisation classes. From 1988 to 1990 he lectured in electroacoustic composition at the conservatory, and from 1990 to 1994 conducted classes in computer composition at the Department of Musical Technologies at the Utrecht School of the Arts. From 1996 to 1998 he directed near, the Dutch Centre of Electroacoustic Repertoire, run by the Gaudeamus and Donemus foundations. During his term as director, the institution released such recordings as cd's with the complete works of the pioneers of Dutch electronic music, Jan Boerman and Dick Raaijmakers.

He has lectured in electronic composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory since 1997. This year he was a member of the jury of the first 'Ton Bruy-Prize' international electroacoustic music competition.

His works include compositions combining traditional instruments with tape or live electronics, as well as works only for tape, live electronics, and ballet and theatre music. In 1993 his open air work Zware Metalen for carillon, electric bells and amplified electronic sounds represented the Netherlands in the Prix Italia competition. In 1995 Uijlenhoet built the live electronics installation Wired Life for use by the 'De Ijsbreker' hall, which subsequently played uninterruptedly from October 1998 to October 2000 in the music department of the Museum of the City of The Hague.

In April 1998, together with the artist Nora Hooijer, he presented the composition De Muis met het Oor, a multi-media live electronics/live painting, based on electronic music theories of the painter Piet Mondrian (exhibited in the Het Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam). In 1999 the Rotterdam Music Biennale presented his work Lichtgewicht on four-channel tape. In 2000 he composed Vorst aan de Grond for carillon, electric bells and tape. The composer is currently working on a piece called Koraalriff for organ, live electronics and tape.
In Wedge I focus on the role of rhythm in electroacoustic music. We will hear the rhythm in macro-scale, in montage sequences (as in a film), but also in micro-scale, or metric rhythm. When we combine them, a contrast appears between the freely developing sound and the stiff base.

The sound material of the work derives from the recordings of multiple sounds and the effects achieved in the bass clarinet by the musician Hein Pijnenburg. These rich, often almost percussive sounds are mixed with the synthetic tones obtained through analysis of the sounds of the bass clarinet and the percussion.

In 1994 the work won First Prize in the 'studio' category at the 'Quadrivium' competition in Bourges.