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The latest cd of Sander Germanus, named after his ensemble piece Lunapark, with nine of his microtonal chamber works, is available here!

News
New commission by ZaterdagMatinee, season 2018-2019, premiere in the Grand Hall of the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam * New work, entitled, A Bit More Precise (2016) composed for pianist Ralph van Raat is finished (financial supported by FPK) *  Morpheus for 96-tone piano and 31-tone organ, commissioned by FPK 2017, premiere in May, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam * Premiere of Stretch Your Ears for the David Kweksilber Big Band, June 17, 2017 Bimhuis, Amsterdam * New work commissioned by the Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet in 2017.

Earlier

* Adamsarchipel for the Nieuw Ensemble: Dec. 4, 2014  |  Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

* Nur für Verrückte for Calefax reed quintet: March 20, 2014 - Philharmonie (Salle de Musique de Chambre), Luxemburg / March 24, 2014 - Concertgebouw (Recital Hall), Amsterdam (NL premiere). * Moonwalk for Amstel Quartet: November 11, 2013 - Advent Lutheran Church (Broadway), New York / February 5, 2014 - Conservatory Tilburg.
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ZaterdagMatinee February 11, 2012, premiere of Fetus' Voyage in the Grand Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, performed by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conducter: Reinbert de Leeuw.

 
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“Hallucinatory and disorienting harmonic progressions play an essential role in my world of sound. The expectations of the listener can be optimally put to the test by the dizzy fluctuations of the ‘quarter-tone double tuning’ that I have developed.  Within this strange but consonant musical context the hearer can also be put on the wrong track by means of contrary rhythms. [...]"

 

Sander Germanus (born in Amsterdam, 1972) studied classical saxophone at the conservatory of Amsterdam and composition at the conservatory of Rotterdam and Antwerp. From 1999 to 2005 he undertook a study in microtonality at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. Since 2007 he is the director of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation (centre for microtonal music in Amsterdam, NL).

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