Richard Rijnvos Composer

The descriptive titles of his works, which often refer to cities or other locations, do not immediately reveal that Richard Rijnvos (NL, 1964) is first and foremost a radical composer. Someone who generates tones from non-musical, numerical sources such as magic squares and chessboards — and who loves to endlessly stack melodic lines on top of each other. This rigorous, dispassionate approach produces sensual works that bear a unique signature that is not specifically Dutch.

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World première "Australie" by Richard Rijnvos

Durham - 9 April 2024

On 20 April 2024 the NTR ZaterdagMatinee will present the world première of Richard Rijnvos' Australie.

The orchestral work forms the fourth part of Grand Atlas, a cycle in which each of the seven world continents
is depicted in an orchestral composition. The third and seventh part of the series were written for the
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra during Rijnvos' long-term RCO residency between 2011 and 2017.

As was the case with the second and sixth part of the cycle, Australie was commissioned by
NTR ZaterdagMatinee (Dutch Radio). It will be performed in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw by
the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denève.

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