Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

Hout (1991)

for tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1991
    • Duration: 10 mn
    • Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Detailed formation
  • tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar, piano

Premiere information

  • Date: 3 November 1991

    Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Théâtre Frascati



Program note

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.

Louis Andriessen.