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Paul Frankhuijzen

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Paul Frankhuijzen


Dutch composer Paul Frankhuijzen calls himself a composer of natural movement.
Paul often uses various socio-cultural issues as inspiration for his work.
Thereby the main theme is not confrontation, on the contrary, it is the inspiration.
It is a blend of musical cultures.
Studied the following subjects:
composition ad Tilburg Conservatory by Daan Manneke and Alexandru Hrisanide and Sonology ad The Institute for Sonology in Utrecht. Two years of singing lessons in Early Music. Ensemble directing with Martin van Woerkum, and orchestra as practice teacher with Jac Van Steen.
His work often has a poetic character. The chamber-opera Peripteron is a example.
It is a confrontation with old mythical layers of emotional throughout the present.
The Sumerian Hymn (800 v.c.) and the Homeric Hymns are important elements in this piece. Ad Johakyû, compose for Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano, voice) and Monica Germino (violin), he make use of old lyrics as philosophical elements from the Japanese NÔ theater. For the Mondriaan string quartet he composing The Office Tiger. It’s has two influence the India culture as well western culture.
His oeuvre comprises over forty musical pieces, for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestras.
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