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GEYSEN, Frans

Frans GEYSEN was born on 29 July 1936 in Oostham (in the province of Limburg). He studied organ and music education at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven until 1960, at which time he furthered his studies in music history with J.L. Broeckx and fugue with J. Mestdagh at the conservatories of Ghent and Antwerp respectively. He taught harmony and advanced music analysis at the Lemmens Institute from 1962 to 1999 and at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels from 1975 to 1997. In 1965, Geysen took part in the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt and participated in various festivals for contemporary music throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Starting in 1972, his essays, analyses, and reviews of scores, recordings and books related to contemporary music appeared in such periodicals as Adem, Restant, Gamma, Mozaïek and Muziekkrant. Between 1973 and 1985, a number of Geysen's compositions for the carillon school in Mechelen were awarded prizes, including the Jef Denyn Prize in 1973 for Clock-wise .

Geysen's fruitful relationship with the recorder launched him on an international career in 1975: with the recommendation of the influential recorder player, Frans Brüggen, Geysen's recorder quartet, Periferisch-Diagonaal-Concentrisch (1972) was published by the renowned music publisher, Schott & Co. as the fourth work in the Modern Recorder Series. With the video opera Orpheus is in ons (1988), Geysen combined his achievements in the areas of instrumental music and large-scale choral works. This work for narrator, mezzo soprano, bass baritone, bass, mixed choir and an ensemble of ten instruments, was premiered on 13 February 1992 at the Lemmens Institute under the enthusiastic direction of Piet Swerts. In September 1989, Geysen realised his tape composition Voorlopige stadia van een gegeometriseerde tijd (Provisional Stages of a Geometrised Time) at the IPEM in Ghent. A commission by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders resulted in Staalkaarten voor een hoboconcert (Samplings for an Oboe Concerto, 1991), Geysen's first application of his compositional approach for such a large scoring.

WORKS
Geysen began his activities as a composer in 1958. His early compositions were mainly choral works in a post-expressionist style. In 1967, independently from the American minimalists, he evolved towards a canonic-repetitive style that differs in several essential ways from minimalism. Geysen's music consists of tersely formulated processes that develop rapidly; it is not consonant in orientation and does not exude a meditative aura, and thus contrasts with the works of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. In 1972, he made his mark as a composer with In de Spiegel (In the Mirror) in the February issue of the periodical, Adem. He distanced himself both from the serial and post-serial schools that placed too much emphasis on the external, and from the older generation of Flemish composers, and he called for a music divested of anything superfluous, unimportant or trivial. In a certain sense, Geysen's music is thus 'pure music', since it has been stripped of any sort of dramatic or psychological discourse. Geysen also places his clinical, pure writing style in historical perspective. Composers such as Ockeghem, Bach and Beethoven provide precedents for the canonic structures and the repetitive element in Geysen's music. From Bartók the composer borrowed his historical model for the mirror-symmetrical construction. The contemporary plastic arts are also a source of inspiration. In the 1970s this took the form of the repetitive-minimalist Zero Movement led by Soto, while in 1981 Geysen was struck by the similarities of his work with that of the artist Piet Stockmans. The collaboration and friendship between these two kindred spirits culminated in September 1984 in an exhibition of Stockmans' porcelain installations and Geysen's work, De stockmans-installaties , a 20-minute composition premiered by the Dutch recorder quartet, Loeki Stardust. Geysen attempted to create a musical equivalent for the "...fascinating technical perfection coupled with the greatest possible plastic purity and clarity..." which he saw in Stockmans' work. Geysen's sober style, in which processes and textures are economically developed, does not aim to distract. The composer attempts to get the audience listening to the inner workings of the music by means of the gradually developing repetitions. The scores, too, contain no superfluous material. Because of this neutral notation, phrasing, articulation and sometimes even tempo and scoring must be determined by the performer. This determining of the composition's form by the performer must be a rational process, however. A performance is satisfactory when it reveals the internal structure of the music. A dry and mechanical performance is thus out of the question. Frans Geysen' s preference for a clinical sound explains his choice of monochromatic scorings: piano, carillon, organ (without registration), a capella choir, percussion and equal wind instruments, with the recorder as primus inter pares. For his composition for tape, Geysen uses only the essential possibilities of the equipment. Geysen compensates for the monochromatic quality of the timbre by employing an intervallic conception in which colours are generated by working around particular intervals or interval combinations.

Geysen constructs his music out of small modules, each with its own process; this is meant to preclude 'listening-fatigue' or boredom. Thus his Staalkaarten voor een hoboconcert (1991) is built up out of 'minute-modules' in which the various textures are explored and variety is ensured through alternating references to models from the Renaissance and Classicism. The demands of this commission posed a compositional problem: how could Geysen reconcile the normally extrovert genre of the concerto with his introvert musical language? The composer attempted to make of this oboe concerto a group event in which the soloist is only the intitiator and the orchestra is treated as a group of soloists. Geysen often develops his material through a combination of repetition and evolution, nicely characterised in titles such as Woekering tot aan de grens (Rampant Growth to the Limit, 1992) and Kleine vegetatie (Small Vegetation, 1974). In polyphonic works, phase-shifting is often applied. Through these techniques, the repetition becomes dynamic and unpredictable. A analysis of his scores reveals Geysen's fascination for canonic structures. In the first episode of Erste Begegnung (1995) for tenor recorder and piano, he combines a melody (recorder) with its canonic inversion at the distance of one quarter note (right-hand of piano) and in doubled note-values (left-hand of piano) at a distance of seventeen half notes. The mirror-symmetrical construction of Installaties for recorder quartet is immediately reminiscent of the palindrome-macrostructure of Bartók's fourth and fifth string quartets. Geysen pushes the mirroring further by basing the middle movement on a model and its retrograde-inversion and by constructing both the inner layers (movements 2 and 4) and the outer layers (movements 1 and 5) in an analogous manner, in full mirror-symmetry: the first movement is for four soprano recorders and the last movement is for four bass recorders. The orchestral work Alles heeft zijn tijd - 1 - (Everything Has Its Time, 29/06/2000) represents perhaps a good summing up of his compositional technique. It is built on a module of five measures that evolve slowly towards greater density. After 60 measures, the process is inverted: the four high string groups and the winds together with the double basses trade material that is further developed in retrograde and in inversion.

SELECTIVE LIST OF WORKS
- Orchestra: Wentelingen (1989), Staalkaarten voor een hoboconcert (1991), Alles heeft zijn tijd -1- (2000)
- Ensemble: Stadssteeg (1977), Omtrent h-c (1979), Hall-Wand (1979), Lappen-stuk (1980), Monolieten 1 (1990), In het teken van de vertikale gloed (1992), Energie ter plekke (1997)
- Music theatre: Orpheus is in ons [TV-opera in 4 acts] (1988), Vuurvast (1993), Wildzang (1995)
- Vocal-instrumental: 's Morgens is den riep zo kold (1969), Gespiegelte (1971) De lange tijd (1975), Baadstertjes van biscuit (1998)
- Choir: Elementair (1969), Sine Nomine (1971), Tunnel (1978), In (1979), Als in roze mist (1979), Doe (1981), Ma weeral (1981), Ballade van geen enkeling (1983), Het gejuich der intervallen (1987), In stromen van fysisch licht (1992), Vaarwel (1993), (Extravagant articuleren als sublimerende taalautomaten) (1995), Alles komt terug -3- (2000)
- Chambermusic: Titel-loos (1975), Omtrent sib (1977), Koperen kwintet (1981), Late Spiegels (1984), Blaaskwintet (1989), Stuk in groen (1990), Solo per solum (1992), Niet elke minuut duurt even lang (1993), Stemmingen (1994), Erste Begegnung (1995), Le charme des impossibilités (1997), Tijdsrekking (1999) , Alles heeft zijn tijd -2-, -3-, -6-, -7- (2000)
- Recorder(s): Periferisch-Diagonaal-Concentrisch (1972), Kleine Vegetatie (1974), Omtrent a-b-c (1984), Installaties (1984), Digitaal-Analoog-Concentrisch (1986), Langs hoeken en kanten (1990), Het grote kwartetboek (1992), Geproesterol (1994), Ottoflotto (1995), Lichtspleten (1996)
- Carillon: Clock-wise (1973), Playing the Bells out of Tower (1978), Probabiliter (1983) Media Vita (1982), Aug-Dim (1985), Drieluik (1994), De overbodige illusies (1996), Onstuitbaar-Onweerlegbaar (1999), Alles komt terug -4- (2000)
- Organ: Herman Roelstraete - Memoriaal (1989), Crypta Musica per Florentini Organum (1991), De gestage groei (1992), Twee-delingen (1999)
- Piano: Endeavour (1971), Fries (1981), Denkbare muziek ( 1982), Voorstuk in paars (1990), Wereld van volheid (1992), Evident, efficiënt, consequent (1993), Karel Goeyvaerts - Memoriaal (1994), Waarheen? (1998), Muziek voor toetsenbord [2] (1999-2000)
- Percussion: De volheid der tijden (1981), Grensverleggend grijs (1983), Kataloog in grijs (1984)
- Tape: Voorlopige stadia van een gegeometriseerde tijd (1989)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
- F. GEYSEN, In de spiegel, in Adem, 2, 1972, p. 77-82.
- F. GEYSEN, Verschil tussen de componistengeneraties van huidige 50- en 40-jarigen, in Adem, 5, 1976, p. 194-195.
- F. GEYSEN, Hoe boeiend kan de gewilde herhaling zijn ?, in Adem, 2, 1983, p. 76-79.
- F. GEYSEN, Plastische kunsten en muziek van deze eeuw ? Parallellie in de inspiratie, werkwijze, resultaat ? , in Adem, 1, 1984, p. 15-20.
- F. GEYSEN, Mag het nog klinken ? , in Adem, 3, 1989, p. 131-133.
- F. GEYSEN, Registratie als element van de compositie, in Adem, 2, 1999, p. 93-97.
- Y. KNOCKAERT, De grote canon van Frans Geysen, in Kunst & Cultuur, 2, 1992, p. 26-27.
- H. SABBE, De Litanieën van Geysen en Goeyvaerts, in Nieuwe Muziek in Vlaanderen, ed. dr. M. DELAERE, Y. KNOCKAERT and H. SABBE, Brugge, 1998, p. 93-96.

DISCOGRAPHY
- Digitaal-Analoog-Identiek (Vier op'n Rij), Vox Temporis 92 004, 1995.
(Amsterdam Loeki Stardust), Sonbu Stemra C 6824.
- Geproesterol (Geert Van Gele), Vox Temporis 92 031, 1996.
- Het grote kwartetboek, Mieroprint EM 6003. DDD LC 4960.
- Koperen kwintet (Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet), CD with book Nieuwe Muziek in Vlaanderen,
R 3 98007, 1998.
- Langs Hoeken en Kanten (Vier op'n Rij), Vox Temporis 92 004, 1995.
- Media Vita (Geert d'Hollander), René Gailly CD 88903, 1990.
- Installaties (Springflut(e)), Midas LC 8230.
- Periferisch-Diagonaal-Concentrisch (Flautando Köln), Essence AME 3027-2.


[© 2002 Michael Swolfs, for MATRIX]

works

  • "Het" zeven stukken, 1972
    piano 00:05:35
  • 's Zomers, 2002
    piano 00:05:36
  • 't heeft geen naam, 2008
    piano 00:00:00
  • 't heeft geen naam, 2007
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • 't Zal, 1994
    chime-bells 00:05:00
  • (extravagant articuleren als sublimerende taalautomaten), 1995
    Choir a cappella 00:10:00
  • 15 Duette für Blockflöten, 2003
    2 recorders 00:23:16
  • 4.3.5.5.3.4, 2002
    piano 00:02:00
  • 50x Hedwig speliers, 1985
    keyboard instrument 00:02:00
  • 6.5.72, 1972
    Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • 9.5.3.2.1., 2005
    piano 00:01:54
  • 9.5.3.2.1. bis, 2005
    piano 00:01:54
  • A + B = A/B, 1984
    keyboard 00:01:00
  • Aan niets komt een einde - 1, 1999
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:35
  • Aanzet, 1995
    piano 00:02:10
  • Ach, al dat geraas en gedaas en gejaag, 2001
    organ 00:05:30
  • Acht klavierstukken, 1994
    piano 00:13:30
  • Ad maiorem Soni gloriam, 2002
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:45
  • Al op enen wintersen dag, 2004
    piano 00:01:20
  • Alleen klank zij eer 1, 2002
    piano or organ 00:03:12
  • Alleen klank zij eer 1, 2002
    piano 00:03:12
  • Alleen klank zij eer 1, 2002
    organ 00:03:12
  • Alleen klank zij eer 2, 2002
    piano 00:02:00
  • Alleen klank zij eer 3, 2002
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Alleen klank zij eer 4, 2002
    piano 00:09:00
  • Alleen klank zij eer 5, 2002
    piano 00:01:00
  • Alleen klank zij eer 6, 2002
    piano 00:01:20
  • Alleen klank zij eer 7, 2002
    piano 00:01:00
  • Alleen klank zij eer 8, 2002
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:24
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 01, 2000
    orchestra 00:06:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 02, 2000
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:04:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 03, 2000
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:04:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 04, 2000
    keyboard 00:05:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 05, 2000
    keyboard 00:03:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 06, 2000
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:08:00
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 07, 2000
    four-part mixed choir or string quartet or trumpet, oboe, clarinet, bassoon 00:03:10
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 07, 2000
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:10
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 07, 2000
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:03:10
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 07, 2000
    trumpet, oboe, clarinet and bassoon 00:03:10
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 08, 2000
    keyboard 00:01:40
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 09, 2000
    4 trumpets 00:01:20
  • Alles heeft zijn tijd - 10, 2000
    organ 00:03:20
  • Alles komt terug - 1, 1999
    Choir a cappella 00:02:30
  • Alles komt terug - 2, 2000
    Choir a cappella 00:03:40
  • Alles komt terug - 3, 2000
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:28:00
  • Alles komt terug - 4, 2000
    chime-bells 00:05:35
  • Alles komt terug - 5, 2000
    keyboard 00:05:45
  • Allicht, 2005
    piano 00:07:00
  • Als in roze mist, 1979
    Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • April, 1967
    Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • Aug-dim, 1985
    chime-bells 00:03:20
  • Baadstertjes van biscuit, 1998
    Soprano and piano 00:01:36
  • Balorig, 1996
    piano 00:02:06
  • Bazige bas, 1998
    piano 00:01:12
  • Benadering van de kern, 2000
    keyboard 00:02:00
  • Berastering, 1998
    piano 00:01:50
  • Berts pianoboek, 1976
    piano 00:15:00
  • Bes F, 1983
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:30
  • Bicinium 1, 1994
    piano 00:00:40
  • Bicinium 2, 1994
    piano 00:01:20
  • Binnen en buiten, 1984
    flute 00:04:15
  • Binst de begrenzing, 2003
    piano 00:03:30
  • Blaaskwintet, 1989
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:17:00
  • C', 1969
    Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Caleidoscopia Musica, 2003
    organ 00:08:40
  • Côte d'Opâle, 2008
    Alto and piano 00:02:54
  • City of smile, 2001
    20 recorders 01:00:00
  • City of Smile I, 2010
    flute 00:00:00
  • City of Smile II, 2010
    flute 00:00:00
  • Clock-Wise, 1973
    chime-bells 00:05:45
  • Compleet binnenwaarts, 2006
    piano 00:02:30
  • Compositie am nr.2, 1973
    Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Compositie ma nr.1, 1973
    Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Crypta musica, 1991
    Florentine organ 00:08:30
  • Daer ick te nacht lach ende sliep, 1967
    Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Dé-Cis, 1971
    piano 00:01:30
  • De dictatuur zonder gelaat, 1996
    four-part choir a cappella 00:05:00
  • De dingen die zullen komen, 1974
    piano 00:00:30
  • De duimen leggen, 1998
    piano 00:01:36
  • De eenvoud van het sublieme, 2006
    piano 00:01:00
  • De gestage groei, 1992
    organ 00:07:00
  • De kleuring, 2003
    piano 00:01:40
  • De lange tijd, 1975
    Tenor and ancient instruments 00:07:00
  • De ommekeer, 2003
    piano 00:03:46
  • De overbodige illusies, 1996
    chime-bells 00:03:30
  • De overbodige onthulling, 1985
    flute and piano 00:02:15
  • De rusten maken het ritme, 2004
    piano 00:02:36
  • De rusten maken het verschil, 1999
    piano 00:04:00
  • De stockmansinstallaties, 1983
    4 recorders 00:20:00
  • De verstrengeling, 2005
    2 pianos 00:03:00
  • De volheid der tijden, 1981
    3 times 3 drums 00:05:50
  • Demokratia, 1971
    Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • Denkbare muziek, 1982
    piano 00:06:00
  • Desalniettemin, 2004
    piano 00:02:33
  • Desondanks, 2005
    piano 00:01:20
  • Di, 1971
    Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Digitaal - Analoog - Identiek, 1986
    recorder duet, trio and quartet 00:11:45
  • Dit denken aan U, 1960
    Choir a cappella 00:01:12
  • Dit heeft geen naam, 1998
    Choir a cappella 00:01:22
  • Doe, 1980
    Choir a cappella 00:07:00
  • Doe, 2010
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Doorstraling 1, 1998
    piano 00:01:12
  • Doorstraling 2, 1998
    piano 00:00:54
  • Draaiende duimen, 1998
    piano 00:02:00
  • Drie fluiten, 1979
    3 flutes 00:02:40
  • Drie klavierstukken, 1994
    piano 00:10:30
  • Drie werelden, 1987
    piano 00:01:00
  • Drieluik, 1981
    2 violin, oboe, clarinet, sax tenor, horn, bassoon, tuba 00:01:45
  • Drieluik, 1994
    chime-bells 00:09:40
  • Drievoudig, 2000
    piano 00:02:45
  • Duodecamet, 1993
    12 saxophones 00:15:00
  • Een eindeloze argeloosheid, 2007
    4 woman's voices, 4 recorders and string trio 00:20:00
  • Een kleine eeuwigheidsmuziek, 2004
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:51
  • Een transformatie van onveranderlijkheid, 2008
    tenor recorder 00:16:10
  • Eerbetoon aan Franz Mertens, 1977
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:07:20
  • Eerbetoon aan Jan Michiels, 1991
    piano 00:01:30
  • Eerbetoon aan Karel Goeyvaerts, 1977
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:50
  • Ehrung an M.C.E. (E=mc2), 2001
    treble recorder 00:03:45
  • Elementair, 1969
    Choir a cappella 00:07:30
  • Endeavour, 1971
    piano 00:06:00
  • Energie ter plekke 1, 1997
    recorders and string orchestra 00:13:10
  • Energie ter plekke 2, 1997
    2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba 00:07:30
  • Energie ter plekke 3, 1997
    trumpet and organ 00:02:30
  • Energie ter plekke 4, 1997
    fanfare 00:10:33
  • Epifanie van alfabes, 2004
    piano 00:01:48
  • Er binnenin, 1999
    piano 00:02:00
  • Erste begegnung, 1995
    tenor recorder and piano 00:04:30
  • Even zweven, 1999
    piano 00:01:40
  • Evident, efficient, consequent, 1993
    solo keyboard 00:05:00
  • Expansie, 1998
    piano 00:01:30
  • Exsurge, 1965
    Choir a cappella 00:01:15
  • F", 1970
    12 recorders 00:04:30
  • Façade, 1992
    Soprano and harp 00:00:54
  • Françoise, 2008
    Tenor and piano 00:02:30
  • Frans'ze tuin I, 1973
    piano 00:02:00
  • Frans'ze tuin II, 1974
    piano 00:02:00
  • Fries, 1981
    four-handed piano 00:07:33
  • Fries in grijs, 1983
    four-handed piano 00:07:00
  • Gealterneerd, 2006
    piano 00:01:00
  • Gedachtenloos, 2004
    piano 00:02:52
  • Gedwarrel, 1985
    piano 00:00:30
  • Geen, 1996
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:06
  • Geerts pianoboek, 1976
    piano 00:18:00
  • Gehoor op oneindig, 1997
    piano 00:01:30
  • Gehoor op oneindig 2, 1999
    piano 00:01:30
  • Geproesterol, 1994
    recorder solo 00:05:45
  • Gespiegelte, 1971
    female voice and organ 00:05:00
  • Gestuurd handwerk voor vingers, 1994
    piano 00:03:12
  • Grensverleggend grijs, 1983
    xylophone and marimba 00:05:17
  • Groot kwartetboek, 1992
    recorder quartet 00:16:00
  • Grootste beweging in kleinst denkbare ruimte, 1971
    piano 00:02:00
  • Hall-wand, 1979
    5 trumpets and 3 trombones 00:07:00
  • Heelal 1, 2004
    piano 00:02:21
  • Heelal 2, 2004
    piano 00:01:50
  • Heelal 3, 2004
    piano 00:02:24
  • Heelal 4, 2004
    piano 00:01:12
  • Heelal 5, 2004
    piano 00:01:00
  • Heptominomania, 1994
    harp 00:11:20
  • Herman Roelstraete - Memoriaal, 1988
    organ 00:05:00
  • Het Akid kwartet, 1993
    clarinet, alto-, tenor- and baritone saxophone 00:02:45
  • Het gejuich der intervallen, 1987
    Choir a cappella 00:10:00
  • Het onvoorspelbare, 2003
    piano 00:01:54
  • Het pianoboek van Antje Speliers, 1992
    piano 00:16:00
  • Het verschijnen en verdwijnen, 2003
    piano 00:01:42
  • Hier en nu, 1987
    Choir a cappella 00:02:30
  • Hoe alles draait en keert, 1996
    piano 00:01:36
  • Hoe dan ook, 2005
    piano 00:02:30
  • Hoe dan ook bis, 2005
    piano 00:02:30
  • Hoe men sleur doorbreekt, 1998
    piano 00:01:30
  • Hou toch op, 2000
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:30
  • Hou wat sneeuw achter de hand, 2002
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:04:00
  • Hulde aan Lucien Goethals, 1999
    4 trumpets 00:01:00
  • Hulpeloos, 1996
    piano 00:02:24
  • I Fratelli della carità, 1994
    piano 00:03:15
  • Ieder ogenblik kan het gedaan zijn..., 1976
    instrumental performers ad libitum 00:04:30
  • Ik kan het ook niet helpen, 2001
    piano 00:03:00
  • Ik kwam er lestmaal, 1970
    Soprano and 2 flutes 00:01:30
  • In, 1979
    Choir a cappella 00:07:00
  • In het teken van de vertikale gloed, 1992
    6 saxophones 00:17:00
  • In nomine C', 1978
    organ 00:07:21
  • In nomine S.I., 1979
    chime-bells 00:05:15
  • In stromen van fysisch licht, 1992
    Choir a cappella 00:18:00
  • Installaties, 1983
    recorder quartet 00:05:00
  • Intiem contrapunt (1 tot 10), 2007
    piano 00:22:42
  • Intuitief, wel standvastig, 1993
    solo keyboard 00:02:45
  • Irigatie, 1989
    flute, bassoon and keyboard 00:04:00
  • Ja! maar ja!, 1999
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:00:45
  • Jef Verheyen - Memoriaal, 1989
    trombone 00:04:00
  • Jef Verheyen, le peintre flamand, 1980
    5 trombones 00:06:00
  • Jesus Kerst van Nazareene, 1967
    Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Kanalisatie, 1971
    piano 00:03:00
  • Kanon-gevolg in sol, 1971
    instr. ad lib. 00:05:00
  • Kanonisch Gespiegelte, 1976
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Karel Goeyvaerts - Memoriaal, 1994
    solo keyboard 00:06:40
  • Kataloog in grijs -1-, 1984
    marimba solo 00:04:00
  • Kennelijk lyrisch, 2006
    piano 00:03:00
  • Kinderspel, 2002
    piano 00:14:40
  • Kinderspel 1, 2002
    piano 00:02:00
  • Kinderspel 2, 2002
    piano 00:00:48
  • Kinderspel 3, 2002
    piano 00:00:30
  • Kinderspel 4, 2002
    piano 00:03:30
  • Kinderspel 5, 2002
    piano 00:04:40
  • Kinderspel 6, 2002
    piano 00:00:24
  • Kinderspel 7, 2002
    piano 00:00:24
  • Kinderspel 8, 2002
    piano 00:00:40
  • Kinderspel 9, 2002
    piano 00:01:48
  • Klankstuk 01, 2007
    piano 00:03:00
  • Klankstuk 03, 2007
    piano 00:04:40
  • Klankstuk 04, 2007
    piano 00:01:20
  • Klankstuk 05, 2007
    piano 00:02:30
  • Klankstuk 06, 2007
    piano 00:01:00
  • Klankstuk 07, 2007
    piano 00:04:00
  • Klankstuk 08, 2007
    piano 00:01:40
  • Klankstuk 09, 2007
    piano 00:01:15
  • Klankstuk 10, 2007
    piano 00:01:10
  • Klankstuk 11, 2007
    piano 00:03:00
  • Klankstuk 12, 2007
    piano 00:01:20
  • Klankstuk 13, 2007
    piano 00:02:25
  • Klankstuk 14, 2007
    piano 00:03:30
  • Klankstuk 15, 2007
    piano 00:01:00
  • Kleine oneindigheid 2, 2004
    piano 00:01:54
  • Kleine vegetatie, 1974
    recorder solo 00:01:00
  • Kleinklank (1 tot 19), 2007
    piano 00:00:00
  • Kleinood 01, 2007
    piano 00:03:40
  • Kleinood 02, 2007
    piano 00:03:40
  • Kleinood 03, 2007
    piano 00:01:50
  • Kleinood 04, 2007
    piano 00:02:00
  • Kleinood 05, 2007
    piano 00:01:00
  • Kleinood 06, 2007
    piano 00:02:00
  • Kleinood 07, 2007
    piano 00:04:00
  • Kleinood 08, 2007
    piano 00:03:00
  • Kleinood 09, 2007
    piano 00:04:00
  • Kleinood 10, 2007
    piano 00:02:30
  • Kleinood 11, 2007
    piano 00:04:00
  • Kleinood 12, 2007
    piano 00:01:15
  • Kleinood 13, 2007
    piano 00:02:00
  • Kleinood 14, 2007
    piano 00:04:00
  • Kleinood 15, 2007
    piano 00:02:50
  • Knokke - De Judestraat 64, 2003
    2 recorders 00:05:00
  • Koor zonder woorden, 2002
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Koor zonder woorden (2), 2004
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:50
  • Koperen kwintet, 1981
    2 trumpets, horn in F, trombone and bass trombone 00:03:55
  • Laat werk 01, 2004
    piano 00:01:30
  • Laat werk 02, 2004
    piano 00:22:00
  • Laat werk 03, 2004
    piano 00:01:46
  • Laat werk 04, 2004
    piano 00:02:36
  • Laat werk 05, 2004
    piano 00:01:00
  • Laat werk 06, 2004
    piano 00:01:00
  • Laat werk 07, 2004
    piano 00:01:42
  • Laat werk 08, 2004
    piano 00:01:30
  • Laat werk 09, 2004
    piano 00:07:12
  • Laat werk 10, 2004
    piano 00:03:48
  • Laat werk 12, 2004
    piano 00:03:52
  • Laat werk 14, 2004
    piano 00:01:20
  • Laat werk 15, 2004
    piano 00:01:12
  • Laat werk 16, 2004
    piano 00:04:24
  • Laat werk 17, 2004
    piano 00:03:30
  • Laat werk 18, 2004
    piano 00:04:42
  • Laat werk 19, 2004
    piano 00:03:00
  • Laat werk 20, 2004
    piano 00:01:24
  • Langs hoeken en kanten, 1990
    recorder quartet 00:13:00
  • Lappen-stuk, 1980
    harmonica, violin, double bass, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon 00:10:20
  • Late spiegels, 1984
    flute, oboe, piano and double bass 00:07:07
  • Le bal du Rat mort, 1988
    violin and piano 00:04:00
  • Le charme des impossibilités, 1997
    flute, violin and keyboard 00:07:00
  • Leens pianoboek, 1976
    piano 00:14:00
  • Libbe dibbe libbe dib dib, 1981
    Choir a cappella 00:06:00
  • Lichtspleten, 1996
    recorder quartet 00:12:00
  • Lief, mi hevet u minne, 1996
    Choir a cappella 00:05:00
  • Liever misschien dan alleszins, 2007
    2 vibraphones, 3 marimbas and timpani 00:13:00
  • Lieves pianoboek, 1976
    piano 00:18:00
  • Lof der onuitspreekbaarheid, 1996
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Ma weeral, 1981
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:11:00
  • Mam, 1972
    recorder quartet 00:01:00
  • Marialied, 1988
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Marialied, 2010
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Martinus Honoratus, 1996
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:04:00
  • Möbius alom 1, 2005
    piano 00:02:15
  • Möbius alom 2, 2006
    piano 00:01:06
  • Möbiusband 01, 2001
    piano 00:04:00
  • Möbiusband 02, 2001
    piano 00:01:20
  • Möbiusband 03, 2001
    piano 00:02:53
  • Möbiusband 04, 2001
    piano 00:04:00
  • Möbiusband 05, 2001
    piano 00:02:06
  • Möbiusband 06, 2001
    piano 00:02:30
  • Möbiusband 07, 2001
    piano 00:02:40
  • Möbiusband 08, 2001
    piano 00:04:00
  • Möbiusband 09, 2001
    piano 00:03:45
  • Möbiusband 10, 2001
    piano 00:04:30
  • Möbiusband 11, 2001
    piano 00:01:36
  • Möbiusband 12, 2001
    piano 00:03:00
  • Möbiusband 13, 2001
    piano 00:01:26
  • Möbiusband 14, 2001
    piano 00:04:48
  • Möbiusband 15, 2001
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:12:00
  • Media Vita, 1982
    chime-bells 00:04:00
  • Melkweg 1, 2004
    piano 00:02:00
  • Melodie binnen de perken, 2003
    piano 00:00:51
  • Melos binnenin, 2005
    piano 00:01:15
  • Mens, leef! (1 tot 25), 2008
    piano 01:01:16
  • Met gekend elan, 2002
    tenor recorder or oboe or transverse flute and organ 00:04:40
  • Met gekend elan, 2002
    tenor recorder and organ 00:04:40
  • Met gekend elan, 2002
    oboe and organ 00:04:40
  • Met gekend elan, 2002
    transverse flute and organ 00:04:40
  • Met vel, rand en tand, 2001
    percussion trio 00:11:20
  • Met z'n twaalven, 2001
    12 recorders 00:08:00
  • Mo-nu-ment 1, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:42
  • Mo-nu-ment 2, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:45
  • Mo-nu-ment 3, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:15
  • Monolieten 1, 1990
    3 percussion players 00:15:00
  • Monolieten 2, 1991
    percussion ensemble 00:08:30
  • Mundo omnes omnibus mundus, 2001
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:42
  • Muziek om het geld de baas en het leven aan te kunnen, 2004
    piano 00:01:10
  • Muziek vol leven, vol muziek, 1986
    4 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba 00:03:00
  • Muziek voor toetsenbord, 1977
    piano 00:05:00
  • Muziek voor toetsenbord [2], 1999
    piano 00:28:06
  • Muziek-treintje voor Simone, 1984
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone 00:02:00
  • Naaf - Leven - Loop, 1973
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:08:00
  • Naar motie, motiefsgewijs, gemotiveerd, 2006
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:15:30
  • Nastuk in blauw, 2002
    piano 00:04:12
  • Nauwelijks, 2005
    piano 00:01:00
  • Ne-wu-dahs, 1971
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:00:30
  • Nec sine nomine, 1997
    organ 00:05:30
  • Nec sine nomine, 1997
    organ 00:05:30
  • Nevel tot leven, 2002
    3 recorders 00:06:30
  • Niet elke minuut duurt even lang, 1993
    recorder and marimba 00:15:00
  • Niet nodeloos, 2006
    piano 00:02:00
  • Niet te stoppen, 2005
    piano 00:01:06
  • Niet te versmaden, 2005
    piano 00:02:24
  • Niet voor de hand, 2005
    piano 00:03:00
  • Niettegenstaande, 2003
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:03:00
  • Nog een miniaturensliert, 2008
    violin, cello and piano 00:08:12
  • Nokke ma' voort, 1998
    Soprano and piano 00:03:10
  • Nonak, 1972
    recorder quartet 00:01:00
  • Noodzaak van ommekeer - ommekeer van noodzaak, 2004
    recorder quartet 00:03:30
  • Nutslen, 1977
    piano 00:07:35
  • O als ik dood zal zijn, 1960
    Choir a cappella 00:01:10
  • O ja wi no, 1986
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:04:00
  • Ohne titel (5), 1972
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • Omtrent A-B-C, 1984
    recorder quintet 00:15:00
  • Omtrent h-c, 1979
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, double bass 00:10:00
  • Omtrent Sib ., 1977
    oboe trio 00:23:00
  • Onnoembaar, 1996
    piano 00:05:42
  • Ons is gheboren nu ter tijt, 1967
    Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Onstuitbaar - onweerlegbaar, 1999
    chime-bells 00:02:24
  • Ontplooiing, 1993
    Choir a cappella 00:05:00
  • Onverkoopbare muziek, 1985
    instrument ad libitum 00:09:10
  • Op de fles, 2001
    4 recorders 00:04:30
  • Op de fles, 2007
    4 players and 16 bottles 00:00:00
  • Openbaring, 1998
    piano 00:01:00
  • Orgelstuk, 1977
    organ 00:07:00
  • Orgelstuk in blauw, 1990
    organ 00:10:30
  • Orpheus is in ons, 1987
    TV - opera 00:13:00
  • Orpheus is in ons, 1988
    opera 00:51:43
  • Ottoflotto, 1995
    double recorder quartet 00:10:00
  • Palindromata, 1999
    flute, violin, cello, piano 00:05:15
  • Pentakel, 1977
    oboe 00:08:25
  • Periferisch - Diagonaal - Concentrisch, 1972
    recorder quartet 00:04:10
  • Permutationeel, 1998
    piano 00:01:24
  • Pianostuk 1, 1975
    piano 00:01:30
  • Pianostuk 2, 1975
    piano 00:01:00
  • Pianostuk 3, 1975
    piano 00:01:00
  • Playing the bells out of tower, 1978
    chime-bells 00:08:10
  • Probabiliter, 1983
    chime-bells 00:05:00
  • Raedschelders, 1992
    piano 00:00:27
  • Rechts en averechts, 2002
    piano 00:02:48
  • Rechttoe-rechtaan, 2000
    5 trumpets 00:01:50
  • Redno-ne-nevob, 1971
    Choir a cappella 00:00:30
  • Regen in Gent, 1984
    piano 00:03:00
  • Reinier, 1989
    Choir a cappella 00:30:00
  • Sans titre (6), 1972
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Sax-Memorial, 1994
    saxophone quartet 00:08:30
  • Saxo-trio, 1976
    piano and 2 saxophones 00:06:30
  • Schraal, 2005
    piano 00:02:15
  • Senza titra (3), 1972
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Sine nomine (4), 1972
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:00
  • Slegov erar, 1972
    recorder, oboe, violin, harpsichord and cello 00:01:40
  • Sliert van miniaturen, 2000
    bassoon and cello 00:09:20
  • Smid, 1981
    Choir a cappella 00:01:20
  • Smook, 1996
    piano 00:01:48
  • Snarenkwintet, 1976
    2 violins, viola, cello and double bass 00:05:00
  • Sneeuw, 1973
    quintet; instrumentation ad libitum 00:07:30
  • Solo, 1992
    recorder solo 00:01:20
  • Solo per Solam, 1991
    violin 00:02:20
  • Solo per Solum, 1992
    bassoon 00:08:30
  • Spel van pulsen, 2005
    piano 00:01:36
  • Spiegel, 1988
    Choir a cappella 00:03:30
  • Spiegelbeeld, 1988
    Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • Spreuk - Aan niets komt een einde - 2, 1999
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Staalkaarten voor een hoboconcert, 1991
    oboe and orchestra 00:20:00
  • Stadhuis-klank, 1997
    13 trumpets 00:03:00
  • Stadssteeg, 1977
    double wind sextet (6 oboes, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones) 00:09:00
  • Stapeling, 1992
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Stemmingen, 1994
    organ and trumpet 00:09:15
  • Stemmingen temeer, 1994
    organ and trumpet 00:08:42
  • Straatje zonder einde, 1985
    3 trumpets, 2 trombones and tuba 00:02:30
  • Stuk in groen, 1990
    clarinet 00:07:00
  • Suae aetatis LXX, 2006
    piano 00:02:00
  • Teder raster, 1992
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:15
  • Tenga taihei, 1995
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:30
  • Ternauwernood, 2005
    piano 00:00:50
  • Testdag, 1999
    piano 00:03:15
  • The great variation, 1974
    organ 00:09:00
  • The sound of noise, 1974
    organ 00:05:20
  • Tijdsrekking, 1999
    treble recorder and piano or harpsichord 00:06:00
  • Tijdsrekking, 1999
    treble recorder and piano 00:06:00
  • Tijdsrekking, 1999
    treble recorder annd harpsichord 00:06:00
  • Titel-loos, 1975
    flute, violin, viola and cello 00:05:00
  • Toetsenstuk voor Lucien Goethals, 1996
    keyboard 00:07:00
  • Toetsing, 2000
    keyboard 00:02:12
  • Tonen-Trappenhuisje voor Hanne, 1984
    keyboard 00:00:30
  • Toonzetting voor beiaardautomaat 1, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:00
  • Toonzetting voor beiaardautomaat 2, 2002
    chime bells 00:00:36
  • Toonzetting voor beiaardautomaat 3, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:00
  • Toonzetting voor beiaardautomaat 4, 2002
    chime bells 00:01:36
  • Toonzetting voor beiaardautomaat 5, 2002
    chime bells 00:00:30
  • Totaal monotoon, 1969
    men's choir a cappella 00:00:50
  • Transformerende hiërarchie, 2006
    piano 00:03:50
  • Trio, 1998
    3 clarinets 00:11:30
  • Tristitia aurea, 1996
    piano 00:05:20
  • Trouw-stap, 1998
    piano 00:02:15
  • Tunnel, 1978
    Choir a cappella 00:06:30
  • Tussen, 1986
    Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • Tussendoortje, 2001
    piano 00:05:00
  • Tussenstuk in rood, 1990
    piano 00:03:00
  • Twaalf voor vier, 2005
    double recorder quartet 00:13:30
  • Twee orgels, 1974
    2 organs 00:04:30
  • Twee trompetten in ut, 2000
    2 trumpets 00:01:12
  • Twee-delingen, 1999
    organ 00:04:00
  • Twee-delingen, 1999
    organ or strings (violin, viola, cello) 00:04:00
  • Twee-delingen, 1999
    string trio 00:04:00
  • Untitled (2), 1971
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Vaarwel, 1993
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Van alle druk ontheven, 2004
    piano 00:09:00
  • Vaneigens, 2004
    piano 00:01:36
  • Vegetaal, 1995
    men's choir a cappella 00:05:00
  • Vergezicht 1, 2006
    piano 00:04:00
  • Vergezicht 2, 2006
    piano 00:02:45
  • Vers 6, 1961
    Choir a cappella 00:01:20
  • Vier klankvlakken met dubbellijn, 2002
    piano 00:02:48
  • Vier korte stukken, 1976
    2 instruments 00:03:50
  • Vier tweeluiken, 2001
    piano 00:09:14
  • Villers-La-Ville, 1985
    Choir a cappella 00:03:50
  • Voor het koor, 1977
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:10
  • Voor jou, 1974
    women's choir a cappella 00:05:00
  • Voor orgel 1, 1994
    organ 00:02:30
  • Voor orgel 2, 1994
    organ 00:01:30
  • Voor twee handen, 2002
    piano 00:01:12
  • Vooralsnog, 2004
    horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba 00:00:50
  • Voorlopige stadia van een gegeometriseerde tijd, 1989
    electronical composition 00:23:35
  • Voorstuk in paars, 1990
    piano 00:07:00
  • Vuurvast, 1993
    musical theatre 00:00:00
  • Waarheen?, 1998
    piano 00:09:00
  • Waarom niet nog?, 2006
    piano 00:01:12
  • Wat is daar nu aan?, 2004
    piano 00:03:42
  • Waterringen, 2006
    piano 00:03:00
  • Wek op, 1997
    organ 00:06:00
  • Wellicht, 2005
    piano 00:01:30
  • Wentelingen, 1989
    chamber orchestra 00:20:00
  • Wereld van volheid, 1992
    solo keyboard 00:06:00
  • Wiel, 2005
    piano 00:00:54
  • Wildzang, 1995
    musical theatre 01:06:00
  • Wingerd in een natte zomer, 1974
    2 melodic instruments 00:01:15
  • Woekering tot aan de grens, 1992
    recorder and piano or harpsichord 00:01:00
  • Woekering tot aan de grens, 1992
    recorder and piano 00:01:00
  • Woekering tot aan de grens, 1992
    recorder and harpsichord 00:01:00
  • Woordloos, 1985
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:30
  • Yo soy yo, 2004
    piano 00:02:27
  • Zee, 2003
    piano 00:21:00
  • Zee 1, 2003
    piano 00:02:30
  • Zee 2, 2003
    piano 00:01:40
  • Zee 3, 2003
    piano 00:01:20
  • Zee 4, 2003
    piano 00:10:13
  • Zee 5, 2003
    piano 00:02:30
  • Zig-zag, 1998
    piano 00:01:36
  • Zin, 1999
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Zin zeer zuiver 1, 1973
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Zin zeer zuiver 2, 1973
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:40
  • Zonder omhaal, 2005
    piano 00:01:00
  • Zonder titel (1), 1971
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:09:30