DANTE BOON (1973) is a Dutch composer and pianist living in Amsterdam. He has been the co-founder of the Pianolab in the Goethe Institute and performed several concerts in the series. His choice for InnerTimeSpace includes compositions from 1890 until today.
1 Cemal Resit Rey (1904-1985)
Pèlerinages Dans la Ville Qui N’est Plus que Souvenir (1940–1941)
deel 5: Citernes (3′)
2 Anastasis Philippakopoulos (geb. 1969)
2 piano pieces 2006-2008 (4′)
3 Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935)
Dances (ca. 1925) (16′)
At the age of 14, Dante Boon started his piano studies at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium. At the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, he studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar.
After having been the keyboard player and arranger for a major Dutch rock band for several years, he went back to the classical, especially contemporary piano repertoire.
With Samuel Vriezen, he recorded Tom Johnson’s Symmetries (piano four hands) for Karnatic Lab Records. Recordings for other labels include works by Rozalie Hirs (Attacca Records) and Philip Corner (New World Records).
His first solo CD cage.frey.vriezen.feldman.ayres.johnson.manion was released 2010 on Edition Wandelweiser Records to international critical acclaim.