Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)
for tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar and piano
- General information
- Duration: 10 mn
- Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
- Composition date: 1991
- Chamber music [Plucked strings quartet]
- tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar, piano
3 November 1991
Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Théâtre Frascati
Hout (Wood) was written for Loos at the request of Dirk Simons. Although the whole work is in principle a strict canon, the successive voices are so close together that it is more like a unison melody with ramifications.
Ramifications and branches are the same word in Dutch. This especially refers to the branches of a tree, so the use of wooden instruments - marimba and woodblocks - help explain the title of the work.