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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
Monument199112:292
Paradigma199316:038
Stimmlich199519:298
Depths of Field 1199614:278
Depths of Field 2199604:364
Depths of Field 3199719:172
Depths of Field 4199704:532
Torso199826:208
Geoglyphs199944:188
Pier & Oceaan199911:218
Apertures – More Apertures2000–200553:178
E pur si muove…200115:044
Pointer200212:365+video
Sterne vielleicht (?)!200206:452
K12200207:212
A Guide to Night Sounds200214:208
Sternflüstern200320:205.1
Lasciar Vibrare v.4200415:295.1
Lasciar Vibrare v.5200434:068
Phalanxes200519:597.1
Chroma 1200611:517
Chroma 2200611:537
Zeitraum–Ort–Zeichen–Sterne200720:198
Crosstalk A200816:11WFS / 8
Crosstalk B200814:20WFS / 8
Lustre200920:28WFS / 8
Projection200912:208
Luchtveld201015:398
Un phénomène acoustique2010–201111:198
Surrésonance2010–201113:058
Rayons de son2010–201617:008 / 16
Blocs de son2010–201110:228
Voyage dans l'espace201132:008
Chatoyance 1201209:598
EQUALE
(with Richard Barrett)
201316:168
Chatoyance 22013–201414:178
Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande 201415:278
Funktion Berg201403:001
Berglandschap201509:568
Serenade2016–201715:578
…ritroverai qualcosa…201709:518
Chatoyance 32017–202010:508
Source Signals 2202027:408
Source Signals 3: Distant Objects202172:438
Zeestilte (in memory of Jan Boerman)202224:178
Szene am Bach (in memory of Jaap Vink)2022–202323:308 / 16
Wellen202324:388
Sanctuaries202313:478
Variable Functions 1 (in memory of Gottfried Michael Koenig)2022–202319:028
Variable Functions 22022–202317:338

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