DANNY DE GRAAN

composer | sound artist

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    Laboratonium 2

    Een spannend concert met wederom nieuwe werken van vooruitstrevende componisten voor 31-toonsorgel, laptop & electronics, waarbij de nieuwste elektronische mogelijkheden worden gebruikt om met het Fokker-orgel en de Carrillo-piano muzikale experimenten uit te voeren.

    Een spannend concert met wederom nieuwe werken van vooruitstrevende componisten voor 31-toonsorgel, laptop & electronics, waarbij de nieuwste elektronische mogelijkheden worden gebruikt om met het Fokker-orgel en de Carrillo-piano muzikale experimenten uit te voeren.

    Zo zal Bij heldere hemel van Wouter Snoei in een nieuwe bewerking voor het 31-toonsorgel en elektronica klinken. Naast een nieuw werk voor Carrillo-piano en Fokker-orgel getiteld Morpheus van Sander Germanus, wordt ook de première van een compositie voor 31-toonsorgel gespeeld van Charles Corey, die in Portland de conservator van de instrumenten van Harry Partch is.

    Een solowerk voor Carrillo-piano van de Canadese componist Bruce Mather uit Montréal zal tevens worden uitgevoerd. En niet te vergeten het vroege elektronische 31-toonswerk uit 1957 van de beroemde Nederlandse componist Ton de Leeuw, getiteld Elektronische Studies en Equilibrium uit 2009 voor Fokker-orgel en elektronica van componist Danny de Graan.

    Musici
    Ere Lievonen, Fokker-orgel
    Anne Veinberg, Carrillo-piano
    diverse componisten, laptop
     
     
    Programma
    Charles Corey (1984) - Folding I (2017)  première
    Bruce Mather (1939) - Etude II (uit Huit études, 2000)
    Danny de Graan (1973) - Equilibrium (2009)
    Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996) - Elektronische Studie (1957)
    Sander Germanus (1972) - Morpheus (2017)  première
    Wouter Snoei (1977) - Bij heldere hemel (2015)

    Zondag 21 mei 2017, 11.00 uur | Kleine Zaal, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
    Prijzen: € 12,50 Normaal | € 10,00 Stadspas | € 10,00 CJP
    www.muziekgebouw.nl | www.huygens-fokker.org

    Concert, 2017
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    Blast From The Past

    Onder de titel ‘Blast from the past’ duikt Ensemble SCALA composities op uit zijn korte geschiedenis. Er zullen hoogtepunten uit het repertoire worden uitgevoerd die speciaal voor het ensemble geschreven zijn.

    Concert, 2017
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    VOLTAGE CONTROL AMSTERDAM

    Yes we are very proud to do our first event at Paradiso. We have put together a great line-up which covers a broad range in modular music.

    Yes we are very proud to do our first event at Paradiso. We have put together a great line-up which covers a broad range in modular music.
    Jos Smolders is a well known and influential musician in the Dutch electronic underground music scene.
    Danny de Graan is a composer and performing artist working in the realms of ochestra's, new technology and dance music.
    Kujo is an amazing artist, show us "new school" modular music.
    Come and listen, I think we have a mighty line-up!

    Saturday 21 januari 2017, 20.00 uur | Paradiso - Amsterdam
    Entree: € 7,50 incl. membership |
    More info here

    Concert, 2017
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    Winning 3rd prize KCC 2016

    On May 21st my composition ZAP! for orchestra received third prize during the Keuris Composers Concours 2016.

    On May 21st my composition ZAP! for orchestra received third prize during the Keuris Composers Concours 2016.

    Out of more than 70 anonymous entries from 40 countries all around the world 3 compositions were selected. The selected works were premiered during the finals concert in Amersfoort on May 21st. The winner was Alice Hong, second prize went to Larry Tuttle and third place was for Danny de Graan.

    All compositions were performed by the AJO orchestra conducted by Rolf Buijs.

    News, 2016
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    HET WOORD AAN HET WOORD

    In het woord aan het woord komt het woord aan het woord. Zoveel is direct duidelijk. Maar hoe verhoudt het woord zich ten opzichte van de muziek?

    In het woord aan het woord komt het woord aan het woord. Zoveel is direct duidelijk. Maar hoe verhoudt het woord zich ten opzichte van de muziek? In dit geval eens niet doelend op het gezongen woord maar juist op het gesproken woord, aan de hand van poëzie. Kunnen beide elkaar aanvullen? Kunnen zij gelijk klinken of moeten zij elkaar afwisselen? Een interessante zoektocht naar hoe twee kunstvormen elkaar kunnen beïnvloeden.


    Componisten en Dichters:
    Rozalie Hirs
    Samuel Vriezen
    Danny de Graan
    Lieke Marsman
    Maria van Daalen
    Han van der Vegt
    e.a.

    Ere Lievonen op Fokker Orgel

    20 maart 2016 - 11uur, kleine zaal Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam - Meer info

    Concert, 2016
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    FESTIVAL DE GROTE OVERSTEEK 2016

    My composition With(out) Words for iPad and ensemble will be performed by ensemble Luna Tree during festival De Rote Oversteek 2016

    My composition With(out) Words for iPad and ensemble will be performed by ensemble Luna Tree during festival De Rote Oversteek 2016

    26-02-2016 - Muziekzaal Fontys Conservatorium - Tilburg

    06-03-2016 - Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal - ’s-Hertogenbosch

    Concert, 2016
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    CONLON MUSIC PRIZE 2015

    Danny de Graan has received an Honourable Mention from the Conlon Foundation for his composition:
    Riding the Euclidean Planes (2015) for disklavier piano, electronics and live video.

    Danny de Graan has received an Honourable Mention from the Conlon Foundation for his composition:
    Riding the Euclidean Planes (2015) for disklavier piano, electronics and live video.

    The jury consisted of the Conlon Board:
    Robert van Heumen, Henk Heuvelmans, Luc Houtkamp, Christina Viola Oorebeek and Wouter Snoei. Because of the focus on works for Disklavier and visuals/video, we invited Karl Klomp, visual artist, to join the jury. Also, the composers, Ji Youn Kang and Lucas Wiegerink, participants of the Ulysses Network Project "Disklavier plus", were asked to be members.

    News, 2015
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    MICROFEST 2015

    Premiere of my new composition for ensemble SCALA during the openings concert of the MicroFest festival 2015 held in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam.

    Premiere of my new composition for ensemble SCALA during the openings concert of the MicroFest festival 2015 held in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam.

    Ensemble SCALA consists out of:
    Raymond Honing - Flute/Piccolo
    Michel Marang - Clarinet
    Manuel Visser – Viola
    Stefan Gerritsen - 31-tone Guitar
    Anne Veinberg - Fokker-organ
    Glenn Libaut - Percussion
    Ere Lievonen - Electronics/Conductor


    29-11-2015 | 11:00 at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
    Click here for more info!

    Concert, 2015
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    GAUDEAMUS MUSIC WEEK 2015

    Premiere of my new composition Riding The Euclidean Planes, for disklavier piano, electronics and live video.

    Premiere of my new composition Riding The Euclidean Planes, for disklavier piano, electronics and live video

    09-09-2015 | 16:30 | Muziekhuis Utrecht
    Click here for more info!

    Concert, 2015
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    65 YEARS FOKKER ORGAN

    In 2015 it will be 65 years since the Fokker organ was built by organ builder Pels, after which it was placed in the Teylers Museum in Haarlem. In 2009, this unique instrument came to be at the current spot in the Muziekgebouw. Time to celebrate…

    In 2015 it will be 65 years since the Fokker organ was built by organ builder Pels, after which it was placed in the Teylers Museum in Haarlem. In 2009, this unique instrument came to be at the current spot in the Muziekgebouw. Time to celebrate this fact with a cross section of the rich and distinctive repertoire of the 31-tone organ of Adriaan Fokker.

    The program include early music by Michelangelo Rossi and contemporary works by composers such as Danny de Graan, Peter Schat and Sebastian Dumitrescu. In short, an anniversary concert with a festive program. Reservations at the Muziekgebouw.

    Tickets can be ordered at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
    Please note that since this season drinks after the concert are not included anymore. At the other hand, the admission to the concert is reduced.

    01-18-2015 | 11:00 | Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ | Amsterdam
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    Concert, 2015
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    LOST & FOUND

    Forma, a composition for the micro-tonal fokker organ, will be played during the Lost & Found meeting.

    Forma, a composition for the micro-tonal fokker organ, will be played during the Lost & Found meeting.

    Forma was composed out of geometric shapes like squares, rectangles, triangles and lines to create it sonic content. The composition is not based on any pitch center and in such has to be considered a sonic experience. It cannot be played by a human being.



    03-01-2014 | 20:00 | Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ | Amsterdam
    Click here for more info!

    Concert, 2014

MUSIC

All    Category    Category    Category    
ORCHESTRA
Cataracta (2016)
for symphpony orchestra
2222 2221 timp 2perc 66442
duration 10’
ELECTRONIC, SOLO
Collider I (2016)
for alto saxophone and electronics
duration 9’
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
In The Blink Of An Eye (2015)
for microtonal ensemble & electronics
flute, clarinet, viola, 31-tone guitar, fokker organ, percussion and electronics
duration 15’
SOLO, ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
Riding the Euclidean Planes (2015)
for computer controlled piano (disklavier), live electronics and video
duration 9’
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
With(out) Words (2013)
solo concerto for iPad and ensemble
duration 15'
ELECTRONIC
March of the Pulsars (2012)
electronic composition for 8 speaker installation
duration 15'
ELECTRONIC
Antikythera Mechanism (2012)
electronic composition for 5.1 surround installation
duration 5'
ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
Skeiron (2012)
for live electronics, kite with sensors and 4 speakers
duration 10'
ELECTRONIC
Microwelt (2011)
electronic composition
duration 1'
ELECTRONIC
Splinter (2010)
electronic composition
duration 7'
CHAMBER, SOLO, ELECTRONIC
Equilibrium (2009)
for 31 tone Fokker organ and electronics
duration 10'
CHAMBER, SOLO
Forma (2009)
for 31 tone Fokker organ
duration 5'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
Sansula (2009)
for sansula and live electronics
duration 5'

ELECTRONIC
Electronic City (2007)
electronic composition (for theatre play)
duration ±60'

CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC, SOLO
Scheinbewegung (2005)
for harpsichord and electronics
duration 12'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
Imaginary Friend (2004)
for panflute and electronics
duration 5'

ELECTRONIC
Omega 10 (2004)
electronic composition
duration 9'
ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
Instruments (2004)
for 3 computer controlled guitars and sine generator
duration 11'
ELECTRONIC
Audience (2004)
for generative live electronics
duration 10'
ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
Resonance (2004)
for room, speaker, microphone and piezo
duration 12'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC, SOLO
Contrast (2003)
for harpsichord and electronics
duration 12'

ORCHESTRA, ELECTRONIC, VOCAL
Reactie (2001)
for mezzo soprano, chamber orchestra and electronics
duration 12'
ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
CYKL (2001)
for solo dancer and live electronics
duration 12'
CHAMBER, VOCAL
Poly Chroma (2000)
for choir
duration 12'
CHAMBER, SOLO, MULTIMEDIA, ELECTRONIC, VOCAL
Connect?! (1998)
for vocalist, live electronics and video camera
duration 11'
CHAMBER, SOLO
Sferen in d-mineur (1998)
for carillion
duration 6'

Selected Tracks

ELECTRONIC, VOCAL
Het Verschil (2016)
for electronics, Fokker organ and narrator
poem by Lieke Marsman
duration 5’
ORCHESTRA
ZAP! (2016)
for symphpony orchestra
2222 4,2,2(+bass),0 timp 2perc 66442
duration 9’
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ZAP! (2016)
Info
ZAP! is a composition for symphony orchestra written in 2016.

It received 3rd price during the
Keuris Composers Concours 2016 after being selected anonymously out of 70 entries from all over the world.
Premiere
21-05-2016 Amersfoort by AJO - conducted by Rolf Buijs
Score
available via Donemus soon
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The jury and price winners after the premiere concert in Amersfoort

Instrumentation
2x flutes (1 piccolo)
2x hobo
2x clarinet
2x bassoon
4x horns in f
2x trumpets
2x trombone
1x bass trombone
timpani
2x percussion
8x violin 1
8x violin 2
8x alto
4x celli
2x bass
Duration
9 minutes
CHAMBER, SOLO
Piano Works 1 - 5 (2014 - 2015)
Series of piano etudes (an ongoing project)
CHAMBER
4 Postcards from Darwin (2012)
for windquintet
duration 3'

ELECTRONIC
Geometric Vibrations (2012)
electronic composition for 5.1 surround installation, 3D video and moving platform
duration 5'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC, VOCAL, MULTIMEDIA
Face It (2011)
a Facebook opera
libretto by members of Facebook and Danny de Graan
for disklavier, vocalist, electronics and video
duration 14'
ELECTRONIC
Feed My Speaker (2010)
for 4 players, 4 speakers, 4 microphones and computer
duration 10'
ELECTRONIC
Pitch Non Importa (2010)
electronic composition for arp 2500, serge modular system and 2 players
duration 10'

ELECTRONIC
Bachsbaby (2009)
electronic composition
duration 2'
CHAMBER, VOCAL, ELECTRONIC, MULTIMEDIA
Tanto de Nada (2009)
for vocalist, live electronics and video
poem by Sacha van Tongeren
duration 10'

CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
You Think You Know Me? (2008)
for panflute and live electronics
duration 11'
ELECTRONIC
Hekla (2006)
electronic composition for 4 speakers
duration 23'
ORCHESTRA, ELECTRONIC
Festina Lente (2005)
for string orchestra, harp, percussion and tape
duration 16'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC, SOLO, MULTIMEDIA
Time (2004)
for harpsichord, electronics and narator
duration 1'
ELECTRONIC
Delta 11 (2004)
electronic composition
duration 10'
ELECTRONIC
Beating (2004)
for 9 sine generators
duration 19'
ELECTRONIC, VOCAL
O Super Mom (2002)
electronic composition
duration 9'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
Urban (2001)
for panflute, guitar and electronics
duration 8'

ELECTRONIC
Chaos & Orde (2000)
electronic composition and 8 speakers
duration 10'
CHAMBER, ELECTRONIC
Chromorpheus (1999)
for ensemble and live electronics
duration 8'
CHAMBER, SOLO, ELECTRONIC
Symbiose (1998)
for recorder and electronics
duration 6'
ELECTRONIC
Nerve (1997)
for feedback systems
duration 3'
CHAMBER, SOLO
Solo (1997)
for flute
duration 1'

MULTIMEDIA

SOFTWARE

FORGAN
forgan

SOFTWARE

FORGAN is a software emulation of the 31 tone microtonal fokker organ based in Amsterdam. System requirements are: Mac Intel machine running OS X 10.5 or later, and 1 GB RAM
free download

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Face It is a mini-opera which deals with the phenomenon of social media. With the aid of a Disklavier, electronics, video and the soprano Stephanie Pan, de Graan tells a story of a woman named Erica Albright, who comes in contact with Facebook for the first time.

Face It is commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL


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Face It is a mini-opera which deals with the phenomenon of social media. With the aid of a Disklavier, electronics, video and the soprano Stephanie Pan, de Graan tells a story of a woman named Erica Albright, who comes in contact with Facebook for the first time.

Face It is commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL


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