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And Action! (2014)

And Action! (2014) 30 ‘

(bass) flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano

première: Looptail
19 September 2014, Incubate, Tilburg (NL)

commissioned by: Looptail
made possible by: Fonds Podiumkunsten

The score is synchronized with six scenes from action movies that served as a visual source of inspiration.

About And Action:

“Merijn Bisschops chose a different approach for And Action! and translated very precisely varying paramaters of scenes from B-action movies in sound: film music, but different. … For the strong final scene percussionist Rachel Xi Zhang stomped with a wooden stick on a box in the highest concentration to direct a slow pulse. Music, that theatrical image suggested, is in a way also visual art.”

Joep Stapel, 22-04-2014, NRC Handelsblad