Louis Andriessen

Hout (Wood) (1991)


1 percussionist

4 players total

tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar and piano

approx.. 10’


Hout (Wood) was written for Loos at the request of Dirk Simons. Although the whole work is in principle a strict canon, the successive voices are so close together that it is more like a unison melody with ramifications.

Ramifications and branches are the same word in Dutch. This especially refers to the branches of a tree, so the use of wooden instruments – marimba and woodblocks – help explain the title of the work.

-Louis Andriessen



Annotated by Tyler Flynt