Reinier Van Houdt

Reinier van Houdt

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel


The Connecticut debut of Netherlands-based pianist Reinier van Houdt will feature an absorbing program of piano solos, including Waves 1 - 3 by the young Dutch composer Peter Adriaansz; sound journal 36 Enfilades for piano and tape by Luc Ferrari; a piano variation of Chimanzzi by the late eccentric Texas genius Jerry Hunt; and Fields Have Ears #1 by Michael Pisaro.

Mr. van Houdt studied piano at the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His programmatic choices involve a fascination with matters that escape notation—sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, and environment—and points where interpretation touches improvisation. Mr. van Houdt has worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Olivier Messiaen, and Luc Ferrari. He has premiered music by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, Francisco López, Charlemagne Palestine, Yannis Kyriakides, Maria de Alvear, Jerry Hunt, Michael Pisaro, and John Oswald.