Dirk Veulemans - Composer
A composition for clarinet and live electronics
Toon Quanten is a clarinetist who, as part of his master's thesis for the conservatory, organised a clarinet recital on September 2, 2015, for which he asked composers whether they would like to compose a piece for him. The composers who agreed to do so were R. Groslot, P. Vermote, M. Van Ingelgem, G. De Bièvre, K. Lauwers, J. Van Landeghem, W. Vande Ginste, J. Van Paemel, T. Quanten and D. Veulemans.
Quanten is a lively musician and received constantly commentary on this during his training. Movement therefore became the theme he chose for this creation recital. This also explains the title of this composition: Take U. The letter U describes the curve in which the clarinet had to be swung violently from left to right during the first movement. Inspired by a well-known jazz title that describes the beat of the song, I had placed a reference to the movement in the title here.
Nice touch: with a little good will, you can also hear the initials T.Q. in 'Take-U'.
The composition is a combination of live electronics, a prepared soundtrack and clarinet. I divided my composition 'Take U' into three parts:
I also made a version of the third part for a MIDI-controlled pipe organ.
laatste update: 2021.07.15
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