MEMENTO MORI

for piano (and live electronics)



 

This composition has been written in 2005 on the occasion of the retrospective of good friend of the composer, the Belgian painter Ronald De Preter.
The work contains 7 parts and an epilogue.

In the work of Ronald De Preter the transience of life is a central issue.
Wim Henderickx did not want to render an anecdotic musical expression of the work of Ronald, but tried to look for the deeper meaning behind his paintings.

It didn't become a typical work for piano, the piano player will also be singing and playing in the instrument. 

Each part has as subtitle Lento-Rubato, Quasi Senza Tempo (slow and free, almost without tempo). 

The work has been performed many times with live electronics, developed by Wim Henderickx and Jorrit Tamminga. 





RECORDINGS

Available with Wim Henderickx

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for piano 
(+/- 25’)
first performance : June 25, 2005 at the Museum Wuyts-Van Campen & Baron Caroly, Lier (BE)
Bart Meuris, piano






RETROSPECTRE