Wim Mertens Performed By Wim Mertens Ensemble Maximizing The Audience
Brussels, Belgium, ; Alexandria, Egypt, B. Mertens situates the second part in Egyptian Alexandria in the third century B. The composer links his compositions among other things to the poet Callimachus, the royal family Ptolemy and the figure of Queen Berenice II, who promises to cut her hair if her husband returns safe from war.
Purchase at Music on Vinyl. Precisely 30 years after the release of Struggle for pleasure from the composer Wim Harumi Ohzora VIVA he releases a double CD with, Wim Mertens Performed By Wim Mertens Ensemble Maximizing The Audience the original titles, a selection of 10 previously unreleased tracks from his archives.
On 15th and 16th March those titles will be entirely performed by the Wim Mertens Ensemble — 8 musicians — for the concerts series Rewind at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.
He has been inspired by, among others, the scientific literature by the researchers Bart Destrooper, Peter Carmeliet and Catherine Verfaillie. In Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul composer recorded Partes extra partes, a studio production with the Brussels Philarmonic directed by the Argentinian conductor Dante Anzolini.
The composer considers the production and the performing with symphonic orchestra as one of the facets of his musical activity. Over the years, Mertens has released albums for various ensembles, including the Brussels Philharmonic and a group of 17 musicians, all women. Dennis Walks Billy Boyo Roast Fish Cornbread Wicked She Wicked the years, he has composed several song cycles, the most ambitious of which is the CD cycle Qua that includes the trilogy Alle dinghethe tetralogy Gave van nietsthe trilogy Kere Weerom and the tetralogy Aren lezen.
Wim Mertens also works for the theatre and Wim Mertens Performed By Wim Mertens Ensemble Maximizing The Audience. Mertens has also written and performed for the K. He initially studied at the Conservatory of Brussels and graduated in political and social sciences at the K.
Leuven and Musicology at the R. His early landmark albums are Vergessen and Struggle for Pleasureincluding Close Cover, still one of his classics. InMertens became the Cultural Ambassador of Flanders. SinceMertens has composed pieces in different formats, from short, accessible songs or Lieder to magnanimous and complex three- and four-part cycles, and for different settings: from solo piano to chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestra.
He often writes for unusual instrumentations: twelve piccolos, ten bass trombones, thirteen clarinets. First published in Belgium in Categories : births People from Neerpelt 20th-century classical composers 21st-century classical composers Belgian composers Belgian film score composers Male film score composers Belgian musicians Belgian male singers Living people Postmodern composers Ghent University alumni Catholic University of Leuven alumni Royal Conservatory of Brussels alumni Windham Hill Records artists EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists Factory Records artists Minimalist composers 21st-century Belgian musicians Nakara Nakara Percussions Belgian musicians 20th-century male musicians 21st-century male musicians.
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