Michael Bonaventure voert een eclectisch programma uit variërend van zeer oude middeleeuwse werken tot splinternieuwe composities
voor orgel en electronica: o.a. Estampies, conceptuele muziek van Luiz Henrique Yudo, muziek uit het Buxheimer Orgelbuch en
electronische composities van René Baptist Huysmans en Michael Bonaventure.”

the mean-tone organ                    terug naar programma                     het middentoon orgel
Born 1962 in Edinburgh, UK, Bonaventure was an organ pupil of Herrick Bunney and
a composition student of Judith Weir. A composer and tireless advocate of new music,
he has premiered over 70 new works and arrangements for the organ by numerous
leading composers in the UK and overseas.
He has concertised in cathedrals, churches, universities and at festivals throughout
the UK and internationally, on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland, and has made many critically-acclaimed CDs on the SFZ and Delphian labels - most notably the later organ cycles of Olivier Messiaen.
Some of the artists he has worked with include Dutch pan-flute player Matthijs Koene,
His Majesty's Sagbutts & Cornetts, The Whistlebinkies and shakuhachi player Kiku Day.
Always drawn to new and highly unusual combinations of timbre, Bonaventure has
been heavily inspired by the pioneering work of artists such as Karl-Erik Welin and
Bengt Hambraeus, Minimalism and Electronic Music, and has developed a very
personal compositional aesthetic, most recently producing his 'DARENTH', 'IN ORBIT' and 'DRAGON' cycles for organ, various ensemble and electronic works and an
extended motet 'O VIRGO VIRGINUM'.
He has written for the Merbecke Choir of Southwark Cathedral, Sounds Positive, David Appleton (pianocircus) among others, and his music has been heard in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and the USA.

Luiz Henrique Yudo (1962) is a Dutch/Brazilian composer of Japanese descent.
For several decades however, he has lived and worked in Holland. He currently
resides in Amsterdam.
He received his training as an architect at the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) and
later studied at the Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie in Amsterdam. 
He studied privately with the Brazilian composer Damiano Cozzella and the American composer
Tom Johnson. Many of his compositions are strongly inspired by visual associations.
He writes scores in which there are aspects left open to the musicians in order to create
an individual interpretation. His music can be adapted to many situations.

René Baptist Huysmans (1969 - ) is a self-taught composer of experimental electronic music. His instruments are the microphone and the computer, with which he ventures
out into the two urban landscapes in which he resides, Amsterdam and Berlin. As he
writes on his Soundcloud page: “My favorite percussion instruments turn out to be
trains in stations, my favorite ensemble construction workers at a site. A train journey
from Amsterdam to Berlin can be a six-hour-symphony.”
He studied Italian linguistics at the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the Himalayan Languages Project headquartered at Bern University, Switzerland, where,
as an ethnolinguist, he is working towards the completion of his Ph.D. research on Sampang, an endangered and hitherto undescribed language spoken in Eastern Nepal.


Michael Bonaventure (organ)

Thursday 25 July 2013, 8 pm,  at the Grote Kerk, Oosthuizen, Netherlands

      1.     Selection                                     BUXHEIMER ORGELBUCH  c. 1470

      2.     ‘The Unseen Mass’ (1999)        LUIZ HENRIQUE YUDO 
                 (First realisation of organ version)
                 Kyrie & Gloria

      3.     Glough (2013 – premiere)          RENE BAPTIST HUYSMANS
                 For electronic soundtrack & organ
                 (Organ part realised by Michael Bonaventure)

       4.    Estampie I                                  ROBERTSBRIDGE CODEX  c. 1360

      5.     Dragon II (2013 – premiere)      MICHAEL BONAVENTURE
                 For electronic soundtrack & organ

      6.     Selection                                      BUXHEIMER ORGELBUCH

      7.     ‘The Unseen Mass’                     LUIZ HENRIQUE YUDO

      8.     Estampie II (‘Retrove’)               ROBERTSBRIDGE CODEX

      9.     Dragon V (2013 – premiere)        BONAVENTURE
                 For electronic soundtrack & organ

     10.    ‘The Unseen Mass’                      LUIZ HENRIQUE YUDO
                  Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei

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