Dick Le Mair

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Dick Le Mair studied modern and classical percussion and composition at the Conservatory of Rotterdam.
He has worked with the well-known Duo Contemporain, played many festivals and concerts all over the world, and lectured. He continues to compose and arrange music, including for television and radio. On his first solo record "Over the Ages", Dick has created his atmospheric and contemplative sound. A review says: ". . . The music breathes the soul of the earth, brings the mysterious chants of the sea to life and turns the silver of the moon into sounds. The gentle powers, as the poetess once wrote, will certainly win in the end." Dick's music reached new hights with "Impressions of a Pilgrimage". The 15 compositions on this album are his masterpiece that create an intense emotional experience and form a musical pilgrimage narrating the long way to Santiago de Compostela. Dick leads us to a destination with ancient chorals in a modern guise of smooth Jazz and World music. Another highlight was a new project, "Via Crucis", a musical impression of the traditional Stations of the Cross. In summer 2018, Boudewijn Zwart performed the new piece for carillon "Marja - Ode to Love". Earlier he performed on carillon of the Sint-Janskerk Gouda the version for carillon of Dick's "Requiem for the Refugees". Dick composed for choir and orchestra, ensembles, piano, carillon, wind orchestra, bigband, etc. Most scores are available at Donemus Publishing House of Contemporary Classical Music.

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