music

Anyone describing or writing about the music of Kees Tazelaar is faced with a conundrum: while it is a natural enough habit to try to say what a certain sound or a certain music “sounds like”, this seems inappropriate here, since for the most part the sound materials and the structures they articulate, unique for each composition, clearly form two facets of the same musical phenomenon. Describing anything that happens in the music in terms of something else, something more familiar, can be compared to describing a dream: as soon as the words come out they seem misleading, the comparisons inadequate to the task of invoking an essentially incommunicable experience.
(From Richard Barrett’s liner notes for the 9 Trajectories CD-box, INA-GRM G6050/59)

titleyeardurationtracks
Monument199112:302
Paradigma199316:108
Stimmlich199519:358
Depths of Field 11996–199714:308
Depths of Field 21996–199704:404
Depths of Field 31996–199719:202
Depths of Field 41996–199705:002
Torso199826:308
Geoglyphs199945:308
Pier & Oceaan199911:208
Apertures – More Apertures2000–200553:208
E pur si muove…200115:054
Pointer200212:455+video
Sterne vielleicht (?)!200206:502
K12200207:302
A Guide to Night Sounds200214:358
Sternflüstern200320:305.1
Lasciar Vibrare v.4200415:305.1
Lasciar Vibrare v.5200434:108
Phalanxes200520:007.1
Chroma 1200611:557
Chroma 2200611:557
Zeitraum–Ort–Zeichen–Sterne200719:408
Crosstalk A200816:15WFS / 8
Crosstalk B200814:20WFS / 8
Lustre
(video Marianne Dekker)
200920:30WFS / 8+video
Projection200912:208
Luchtveld201015:458
Un phénomène acoustique2010–201111:308
Surrésonance2010–201113:108
Rayons de son2010–201617:158 / 16
Blocs de son2010–201110:308
Voyage dans l'espace201132:108
Sterne 14
(video Marianne Dekker)
2011–201213:555.1+video
Chatoyance 1201210:008
EQUALE
(with Richard Barrett)
201316:158
Chatoyance 22013–201414:208
Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande
(video Marianne Dekker)
201415:278+video
Funktion Berg201403:001
Berglandschap201510:008
Serenade2016–201716:108
…ritroverai qualcosa…201710:008
Spaziale piana
(video Marianne Dekker)
20176:208+video
Spazio grigio
(video Marianne Dekker)
20195:508+video
Chatoyance 32017–202010:508

Kees Tazelaar’s music on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kees-tazelaar