He wrote uncompromising yet accessible music

One of the many worrying trends in our digital culture is the blurring - or indeed elimination - of the dividing lines between private and public lives. Probably because my advanced years mean I am not a digital native I have resisted that trend, which may account for why OAOP has just a modest but select readership. 

But the personal does have a role to play. I can see no point in parroting news that is readily available in the public domain rubberstamped with a YouTube clip that is, of course, also in the public domain. But I do see the value of writing about events that touch me personally. 

Which is why I am commenting on the sad news of the death of the Belgian composer Wim Henderickx at the far too early age of 60. Last year I wrote about Wim Henderickx, whose music was influenced by Jonathan Harvey's. Writing about the recording of his works for string orchestra I explained "Wim Henderickx's music is notable for being uncompromisingly contemporary yet accessible - sample via this link. But clickbait correctness means, quite wrongly, it remains a well-kept secret. Now just imaging the clickbait feeding frenzy that would surround this album if it was conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla...." 

Read my post via this link.


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