We were very sad to learn of the death of the Dutch composer. Louis Andriessen, at the beginning of July. We had the great good fortune to get to know this wonderful man, widely regarded as one of the seminal figures in the international new music scene, in 2001 when Clark Rundell, Director of Contemporary Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, suggested that Arc might be interested in publishing a translation of Andriessen’s book of essays on his own and others’ music, Gestolen Tijd: alle verhalen, to coincide with a proposed festival of Andriessen’s music at the RNCM in 2002. We leapt at the suggestion... [...read more]
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