Socially-conscious, anti-elitist who got universal acclaim writing pieces not for orchestras, but smaller ensembles and cooperating with avant-garde director, Peter Greenaway. Andriessen’s pieces are singular due to the unique set of instruments used in it. Synthesizers, electric guitars, congas, alto saxophones – they’re all present in the pieces of this renown artists.
Despite his resemblance to a boxer, Serocki was shy and kept his cards close to his chest. There was no easy way to make this extremely creative, prolific composer share his thoughts on his own music. A pity, as his work is extraordinary thanks to the instruments used, avant-garde techniques or – last but not least – its astounding beauty.
Vital to today’s music not only as a composer, but also a thinker constantly challenging tradition and heritage of Western culture. Radical in his artistic attitude, Boulez tested the boundaries of serialism, aleatory and electronic music. Paradoxically, later in his career he promoted great pieces of 20th century music as notable conductor.
Estonian composer whose creative output has significantly changed the course of the 20th century music. Today, he is best known for his unique tintinnabuli style that has its spiritual roots in Christianity and draws its musical inspiration from Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. At the same time, his music reaches a wide and versatile audience far beyond the circle of classical music lovers.