And Action!

  • 2014
  • 30′
  • (bass)flute, (bass)clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano
  • première: Looptail, 13 April 2014, CBK Amsterdam
  • commission: Looptail, Fonds Podiumkunsten

Music for ensemble for which six scenes of action movies where the visual source of inspiration.

The score is synchronized to six scenes from action films that served as a visual source of inspiration. The films were not shown live during the performance, so the listener was invited to give free rein to the visual imagination.

In de pers

Joep Stapel, NRC Handelsblad22-04-2014
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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.”