DOM Cultural Center

14 October 2007

Arnold Marinissen (Netherlands)
[music for percussion]

Concert program:

* Ester Eva Damen & Arnold Marinissen - Miniatuur VII
* Michel van der Aa - Wake for a percussionist and film
* Rob & Arnold Marinissen - Prepared Forest
* Ester Eva Damen & Christina Viola Oorebeek - Edges
* Roberto Musci & Massimo Mariani - A Windy Place
* Gerhard Staebler - FootPrints and MundStücke from Performances für Liebhaber
* HC Gilje & Yannis Kyriakides - Lab Fly Dreams

Since 2003 record label BVHaast has released Marinissen's three solo CDs, Traces of Cultures, Layered Rhythms and Percussionist Songs. This tryptich covers a wide range of repertoire for percussion, but also involves voice, musical saw and electronics. The CDs received rave reviews worldwide: "The infectious delight Marinissen brings to performances of contemporary music" (Signal to Noise, Winter 2006) "Marinissen ... an incredibly compelling percussionist, with or without mallets." (Trouw / Netherlands June '05) "Arnold Marinissen ... a high-flying Dutch percussionist ..." (New Zealand Listener, August '05) "percussionist extraordinaire Arnold Marinissen ... A wonderful collection of stimulating solo percussion performances." ( / USA '04) "supreme interpretations and versatility of the chosen repertoire..." (Altri Suoni / Italy '04); "Marinissen can draw a thousand colours from his vibraphone, make a piece of scrap glimmer and make his drum skins sing" (Trouw / Netherlands March '03) "A very beautiful disc" (Percussions / France October '03). Further solo recordings include works by Franco Donatoni, Richard Rijnvos and Van der Aa.

Marinissen extensively performs repertoire for solo percussion, and chamber music. He performs throughout Europe, and did recitals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Volgograd (Russia).

He is a frequent festival guest. Former Frank Zappa-drummer Terry Bozzio and Arnold Marinissen collaborated as artists in residence at the Dutch Traces of Rhythm Festival. He was guest at the dutch Big Bang Percussion Festival, the KlankKleurfestival (Amsterdam) and at the Asia Pacfic Festival in New Zealand. He was jury member and performer at the Tromp Biennial in Eindhoven, where he worked with Evelyn Glennie, Trilok Gurtu and Peter Sadlo.

In the coming year, Marinissen will be guest amongst others at the IAMIC Conference in New Zealand, at The Warehouse in London, in Volgograd, Moscow and Magnitogorsk (Russia), in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and at the Oosterpoort in Groningen (Netherlands). He will be guest performer in a series of concerts with ASKO Kamerkoor; for this occasion he will write a new work for voices and percussion.

Marinissen recently toured a programme around film and solo percussion, Beauty Unrealized. He made a tape composition for BLINK, a dance performance choreographed by Ederson Rodrigues Xavier, which was premiered in the CaDance Festival (The Hague) and subsequently toured The Netherlands.

Arnold Marinissen appeared as a soloist with a.o. the WDR Orchestra in Cologne, the Residentie Orchestra, the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orchestra, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Holland Symfonia, the Nieuw Ensemble and the Southern Sinfonia in New Zealand, in works by composers such as Harrison Birtwistle, Iannis Xenakis, Toru Takemitsu, Richard Rodney Bennett, Darius Milhaud and André Jolivet.

Marinissen performs unconducted chamber music with the Ives Ensemble. He initiated and leads f.c. jongbloed, new music ensemble of the Fontys Conservatorium (The Netherlands) and is a frequently asked guest programmer.

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