Jos Beijer The organworks of Ton Bruynèl
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 2, 28-32 [summary]

On 5 May 1998 the Dutch composer, Ton Bruynèl died in Mailly (France). When he was studying piano at the Utrecht Conservatory, Bruynèl (*1934) was part of the group that gathe-red around the composer Kees van Baaren, together with Peter Schat and Jan van Vlijmen. He built his own electronic studio in 1957. He was a teacher of composition at the Utrecht Conserva-tory in the 1970s and 1980s. Bruynel almost always composed for a combination of an acous-tical instrument and electronic sounds. Characteristic are the quality of tore colour (sensual, saturated) and the continuous movement While composing the electronic sounds, Bruynèl liked to be inspired by everyday sounds. In 1982 he stated: I object to the qualification of sound as a thought process by the human brain rather than by the ear. What happens in serial music is the evaluation of sound beyond the human ear Bruynèl composed four organ pieces.

Before long the electronic sound belonging to these organ works will be published on cd, which will make the performance of Bruynèl's organ repertoire much easier.

Actual links:

  • Ton Bruynèl