Roderik de Man

Roderik de Man (Bandung/Indonesië 1941) studied percussion with Frans van der Kraan and Theory of Music atthe Royal Coservatory in The Hague. At the same time he participated in the composition class of Kees van Baaren and worked in the electronic studio supervised by Dick Raaymakers. He received many commissions from a.o. the Performing Arts Fund NL and writes instrumental works as well as works for instruments combined with electronics. His oeuvre consists of solo works, chamber, orchestral, ensemble and choral music. Many of his works are available on cd.

Several times his music was selected by the international jury of the International Society for Contemporary Music, to be performed during the World Music Days (Oslo 1991, Mexico 1993, Seoul 1997, Boekarest 1998, Zwitserland 2004). "Music, when soft voices die...", commisioned by the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, was awarded the first prize in the  Musica Nova, Pague competition. In 2005 "Cordes Invisibles" for violoncello, piano en tape(cd) was awarded first Prize during the Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, the same work also received a Golden Euphony in 2010. Chromophores for ensemble and electronics was performed during the World Music Days in Hong Kong and was awared a honorable mention by Ars Electronica 2007. Marionette and Hear, hear! were nominated by the Toonzetters in 2008 and 2009.

Roderik de Man 's music was performed and broadcasted in a.o.Europe, the United States, Canada, Russia,Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1998 Silhouette 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
Fredrike de Winter - Percussion
+ Tape recording
1998 Air to Air 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
For Wind Instruments and Tape

Gilian Lampater - Flute / Piccolo
Barre Bournan - Bassethorn
Achim Gorsch - Trumpet and Piccolo Trumpet

1999 Five Cope Songs 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
Andreas Austin Jones - Mezzo Soprano
Rosa Ensemble
1999 Ecoute, Ecoute! 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
For Bass Clarinet and Tape

Harry Sparnaay - Bass Clarinet

2000 Vanishing Points 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
For Organ and Quadrophonic Tape

Willem Tanke - Organ

2000 Kage 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
For Altorecorder and Tape

Marjolijn van Roon - Altorecorder

1998 Wait a Minute 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
Tape Recording
2001 Auxochromes 4.0 stars CD
Americana Comments:
For Piano and Tape

René Eckhardt - Piano