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Dutch composer Paul Frankhuijzen


A quik overview
Vocals

It becomes clear from the Chamber Opera 'Peripteron'
that Frankhuijzen has an interest in early music.

In this work the performers are confronted with the
mythical stratification throughout thecenturies.
An opera in which sacral rituals as well as contemporary
complexity merge into one sole sound.
It is one great winged tour through the temple of
Esklepios.

A work for two soloists, vocal ensemble and recorder quartet.

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The  documentary  ‘Office Tigers’ from filmmaker Liz Mermin

took Frankhuijzen to the heart. The cultural differences in this American_Indian internet company inspired him to compose 'The Office Tiger' for Mondriaan string quartet.
A Musical touch between East and West.
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Johakyû means introduction, development and finale.

This titel comes from the Japanese No theater. The meaning is introduction, development and finale.
These elements have a great inspiration on the composition Johakyû, for piano, violin and voice.
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Different cultures as an influence
The  documentary  ‘Office Tigers’ from filmmaker Liz Mermin

took Frankhuijzen to the heart.
The cultural differences in this American
Indian internet company inspired him to
compose 'The Office Tiger' for Mondriaan
string quartet. A Musical touch between East and West.
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Recompose violin sonata g-minor J.S. Bach

John Sebastian Bach knows better than
anyone to see through the soul of a solo
instrument.
Lyrical, strong thematically, mysticism, comprehensive, sophisticated, deeper
layers, or music that hits you.

Frankhuijzen turns the rules in his
G-minor project. He has composed new contemporary parts for violin, viola and cello and Bach's violin sonata becomes a stringquartet.

A contemporary continuation of the tradition.
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'Avidità' was inspired by one of ‘the Seven Deadly Sins’, a painting by Hieronymus Bosch. (The Seven Deadly Sins, Madrid, Prado)

It was a collaboration project of Maartje van der Kruis and Sarah van der Dungen (visual artists), Paul Frankhuijzen (composer) and Ulrike Doszman (choreographer) for Boschparade 2011.
Art and music as performance

Over the water a voice resounds.
The leader has charisma and pleasant words.
The nation sheds its hope on him.
Flattered by attention and success and supported by his lackeys, the leader uses his position to satisfy his Avidità  (Greed).
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Exposition about India's artist Sheela Gowda. Sheela Gowda own words.

If my work gets read as beautiful alone it would be inadequate. It would be a reading of the surface markers alone because the underlying layers are dark.

This is just what inspiring Frankhuijzen, what you hear on the first place is not the same as what going on the underlying layers. They deeper feeling in a larger process.
Picture of the installation 
‘Of all people’  (2011)
Exposition van Abbenmuseum Eindhoven Netherlands 2013
’Mouvement’ a living organism in the city
Museum of innocence
(Museum van de onschuld)
Is a serie of meetings with invited guests about the dynamics of work that is more than work only.

Concept project are artists: Monique Broekman en
Ies Schute
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