Release Incantatie IV

Release Incantatie IV

Recently a sold-out recording of Incantatie IV (Simeon ten Holt) has been re-released by Brilliant Classics, featuring Sandra and Jeroen van Veen, and Tamara Rumiantsev. The double CD is a live recording from 1998.
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Incantatie IV
For keyboard (and other) instruments
Incantatie IV is a melodious and orchestrally repetitive piece for several keyboard instruments. It’s one of the pieces the Ten Holt wrote for mutliple keyboards from 1976 until 1998. Incantatie IV is stands out in complexitiy, where Canto Ostinato only have five staves, Incantatie IV has fifteen layers. Left free by the composer on certain aspects of the composition, like timbre and pitch, style of play and tempo, number of voices or instruments, and number of times certain parts are repeated, the final form is decided upon on stage by the performers. The length of the composition is undetermined. This music exists in a grey area between composed and improvised music. Ten Holt comments: “Although there is a score with prescribed notes, the performer can still decide when these notes will turn into sound. Where notes appaer there might be a silence, on the other hand the score might show no notes, and yet there can be sound.” The composition is divided into seven sections, uninterruptedly flowing into each other. Jeroen van Veen says: “The music sounds as if looking at the sea for a long time; the waves, the rays of sunshine and the air all influence the glittering and different colours of the sea. Characteristic for this spectrum of changing possibilities is continuous motion like a perpetuum mobile.” This composition can therefore be regarded as Work in Progress.

Incantatie IV (1987-1990)
Simeon ten Holt

Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
Tamara Rumiantsev

CD 01
Tableau I (1-26)* 28:32
Tableau II (27-44) 13:08
Tableau III (45-68) 12:27
Tableau IV (69-73) 03:53

Total time: 58:03

CD 02
Tableau IV (73-139) 29:47
Tableau IV (140-147) 07:29
Tableau V (147-196) 18:12
Tableau VI (197-203) 04:07
Tableau VII (204-213) 06:15

Total time: 65:54


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