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Paul Frankhuijzen

Location: Netherlands
The Dutch composer Paul Frankhuijzen studied the following subjects:
composition ad Tilburg Conservatory by Daan Manneke and Alexandru Hrisanide and Sonology ad The Institute for Sonology in Utrecht.
Two years of singing lessons in Early Music. Ensemble directing with Martin van Woerkum, and orchestra as practice teacher with Jac Van Steen.

Paul Frankhuijzen calls himself a composer of natural movement.
He often uses various socio-cultural issues as inspiration for his work.
Thereby the main theme is not confrontation, on the contrary, it is the inspiration.
It is a blend of musical cultures.
Paul has projects down with inspiration by early music special the vocal.
For example the chamber-opera Peripteron.
It is a confrontation with old mythical layers of emotional throughout the present.
The Sumerian Hymn (800 v.c.) and the Homeric Hymns are important elements in this piece. Frankhuijzen written this opera special for performers who are specialize in early music.
With dr.Rebecca Stewart he work together for the project week Modern Music by means of Modal Methods, (Fontys academy Tilburg Netherlands) and composing ‘Romancero’
Canto X is a project where he took his inspiration by Dante’s Inferno canto IX and X.
It is written for 2 sopranos and 1 alto, and 2 baroque trombones, Quink vocal ensemble.

For The Brabants chamber choir he composing ‘The sea is calm to night’.
Text lines from the poem ‘Dover Beach’ (1867) by Matthew Arnold have been used in it.
In ‘This song’, also written for The Brabants chamber choir, he was inspired by the flower power generation special Tim Buckley.

Ad Johakyû, compose for Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano, voice) and Monica Germino (violin), he make use of old lyrics as philosophical elements from the Japanese NÔ theater.
For the Mondriaan string quartet he composing The Office Tiger. It’s has two influence the India culture as well western culture.

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