De Bièvre, Lucier, Steen-Andersen
Three years ago, Guy De Bièvre wrote a work for guitar ensemble for the matrix youth project. However, since the piece has so much more potential, MATRIX asked Kim van den Brempt to fashion a remake - now with a larger and a more diverse instrumentation - with pupils of different classes of the Leuven Municipal Conservatory.
First, we hear Nothing is real by American composer Alvin Lucier (°1931) and Study for String Instrument #2 by Simon Steen-Andersen (°1976). These pieces are performed by participants of the Nadar Summer Academy, an annual summer school for young musicians, organized by MATRIX and Nadar ensemble.
Alvin Lucier: Nothing is real for piano, teapot and sound installation
Simon Steen-Andersen: Study for String Instrument #2 for violin and whammy pedal
Guy De Bièvre: 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 4