Roderik de Man

(1941 - )

Roderik de Man (Bandung/Indonesia 1941) studied percussion and theory of music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. At the same time he participated in composition classes with Kees van Baaren, and worked in the electronic studio as a student of Dick Raaymakers.

Since 1972 he has taught theoretical subjects and composition, and also to very young composers at the same institute.

Between 1993 and 1997, he was on the board of the Dutch Composers Society (GENECO) and, since 1997, he has been a member of the Artistic Committee of DONEMUS, the Dutch Publishing House for contemporary music. Since 1998, he has also been on the board of CEM, the Centre of Electronic Music and NEAR, the centre for Dutch Electro-Acoustic Repertoire. He is also counselor to the board of the FoundationTon Bruynèl, foundation for the promotion of electronic music. Since 2003, he has been a board member of GAUDEAMUS, the Dutch Center for Contemporary Music.

Roderik de Man has received many commissions from the Foundation for the Creation of Music, the Amsterdam Art Fund and the Johan Wagenaar Foundation.

He composes purely instrumental as well as instrumental/electronic music. His oeuvre consists of solo pieces, chamber music and works for choir, large ensemble and orchestra.

Several times his compositions were selected by the international jury of the ISCM (the International Society for Contemporary Music) to be performed during World Music Days.

In 2002, he realized a commission in Bourges at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique, which received first prize at the Musica Nova competition, Prague 2004. In 2005, his "Cordes Invisibles" for cello, piano and tape(cd) was awarded First Prize in the competition organized by the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique, Bourges.

Roderik de Man's music has been performed and broadcast in all European countries as well as in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and Japan.