Dutch Carillon News No.35
|DUTCH CARILLON NEWS|
Here is the latest news from Netherlands Carilllon Centre:
This icon on Facebook reminds me of events and appointments. And although profile and the weight of the clapper may not completely correspond to reality, it is quite clear to everyone which object is being pictured here.
The word ‘clock’ is an onomatopoeia from origin: the formation of word by imitation of a sound made by its referent. So we know that the first clocks made a cowbell sound. And even though Christmas phrases like ‘laat de bel bimbam’ and ‘luid klokje klingelingeling’ only marginally resemble the sound of the clocks, everybody seems to understand what it means.
So we can live with superficiality very well indeed, in some ways. And actually this superficiality leads to universal signs of recognition, which is very helpful. However, the world of clocks is far from superficial. Opinions on material use, well-founded or not, and musical points of departures will be staunchly defended. Internally, it keeps our minds sharp, which is a good thing. But our image to the outside world would benefit from superficiality. It helps to see things in perspective and leads to establishing relationships, building networks and getting in touch with people.
I wish you a superficial Christmas!
Gijsbert Kok announced his retirement as Harmony teacher at the HKU Nederlandse Beiaardschool on 1 September 2017. He had already stopped teaching majors before. Gijsbert joined the HKU Nederlandse Beiaardschool in January 2011. Since then, he has taught the tricks of the trade to many Dutch and foreign students. He also was a member of several examining boards.
Rien Donkersloot will succeed Gijsbert Kok as from 1 January 2018 as Basic Harmony teacher at the HKU Nederlandse Beiaardschool in Amersfoort. The newly-appointed teacher will teach both first year- and advanced students.
Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar boasts an impressive installation of two broken bronze clocks: 'Forever Mi and Forever Do', composed in one large room by Latifa Echakhch.
Sheet music from Edition Pors is now also digitally available in PDF documents. You can simply order on our web shop. After payment, the PDF document which you ordered will be available to download. You will find a link in the confirmation e-mail or straight under your account.
New in the web shop
New in our web shop is Jan van Dijk’s oeuvre. The volume is available in print and digital formats as well. Separate pieces are only available in PDF format. Click here to order or get more information.
Editors: Hylke Banning, Mieke Lanen, Gea van Veen and Christiaan Winter
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