Kevin Volans
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1949-07-06
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Kevin Volans

Kevin Volans Biography (Wikipedia)

Kevin Volans (born 26 July 1949) is a South African born Irish composer and pianist. He studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel in Cologne in the 1970s and later became associated with the Neue Einfacheit (New Simplicity) movement in the city (Smith 2013, 1033-35). In the late 1970s he became interested in the indigenous music of his homeland and began a series of pieces which attempted to combine aspects of African and contemporary European music (Lucia 2009, 5). Although Volans later moved away from any direct engagement with African music, certain residual elements such as interlocking rhythms, repetition and open forms are still detectable in his music since the early 1990s which takes a new direction more redolent of certain schools of abstract art. He settled in Ireland permanently in 1986 and was granted Irish citizenship in 1995.[citation needed]

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140 Notes
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Second Dance (String Quartet No 1, 'White Man Sleeps')
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Second Dance (String Quartet No 1, 'White Man Sleeps')
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Symphony: Daar kom die Alibama
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Symphony: Daar kom die Alibama
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Standing Dance
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Standing Dance
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White Man sleeps
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White Man sleeps
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White Man Sleeps (excerpt – Dances 3-5)
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White Man Sleeps (excerpt – Dances 3-5)
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Concerto no. 3 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 3 for piano and orchestra
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Leaping Dance
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Leaping Dance
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White man sleeps for viola da gamba, 2 harpsichords & percussion
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White man sleeps for viola da gamba, 2 harpsichords & percussion
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