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Maartje Meijer

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

The Way You Write Your Fugue

A completely different and modern take on fugue-like writing, Maartje Meijer's composition begins from the idea that the melody is always 'leading' and that harmonies are the result of combined melodies. The history of polyphonic writing is rich – including the work of such composers as Johann Sebastian Bach – and for this piece Meijer made a close study of counterpoint before taking the established techniques of the fugue in her own direction.