Wim Mertens born 14 May is a Flemish Belgian composer, countertenor vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and musicologist. Mertens was born in NeerpeltBelgium. He studied social and political science at the University of Leuven graduating in and musicology at Ghent University ; he Frau Panzerfaust - B.T.D.O. - Homebrew studied music theory and piano at the Ghent Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Known primarily as a composer since the early s, Mertens began developing a reputation after releasing " Struggle for Pleasure ", under the name of his early ensemble Soft Verdict, and for "Maximizing the Audience", which was composed for Jan Fabre 's play The Power of Theatrical Madnesswhich premiered in in Venice, Italy. Mertens' style has continually evolved during the course of his prolific career, starting from downright experimental and avant-gardealways gravitating around minimalismusually, however, preserving a melodic foundation to the forays that he makes into the worlds that he is exploring.
His compositional quality has often overweighted the "labelling issue" and reached wider audiences although stemming from a far-from-mainstream musical context see section In popular culture. One can follow three separate threads of musical styles throughout his work:.
For this album Mertens decided to work with an orchestra consisting of only women, 17 in total. It is not the first time that At First Glance - Wim Mertens - Aren Lezen worked with EMI. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. American Minimal Music. Translated by J. Preface by Michael Nyman. First published in Belgium in Categories : births People from Neerpelt 20th-century classical composers 21st-century classical composers Belgian composers Belgian film At First Glance - Wim Mertens - Aren Lezen composers Male film score composers Belgian musicians Belgian male singers Living people Postmodern composers Ghent University alumni Catholic University of Leuven alumni Royal Conservatory of Brussels alumni Windham Hill Records artists EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists Factory Records artists Minimalist composers 21st-century Belgian musicians 20th-century Belgian musicians 20th-century male musicians 21st-century male musicians.
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