Andriessen, Louis: Workers Union (1975) 20' for any loud-sounding group of instruments.
Workers Union was originally written for the orchestra De Volharding (Perseverance), in which I myself figured as a pianist at that time.
This piece is a combination of individual freedom and severe discipline: its rhythm is exactly fixed; the pitch, on the other hand, is indicated only approximately, on a single-lined stave. It is difficult to play in an ensemble and to remain in step, sort of thing like organising and carrying on political action.
Louis Andriessen (1990)
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Louis Andriessen (b. 1939) is a Dutch composer who was born into a family of musicians. His...