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- News 2001-....
- December 29, 2000
I added a link to the official Motörhead site to the Links page. Since Jos Kunst was a big fan of Motörhead, a link to the
official website seemed fitting to me.
- October 29, 2000
Added to the secondary bibliography: the biographical essay Jos
Kunst: 'Laat iedereen zijn oren wijd openzetten en voor het overige denken waaraan hij wil' by Saar
Roelofs, from her book Tien componistenportretten in woord en beeld (Amsterdam, 2000).
- August 6, 2000
I added the essay Noten kraken [Cracking nuts/notes] from 1970 by Jos Kunst
(originally published in: Ouverture: orgaan van Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest: 4 (1969-1970) 10
(juni-juli 1970) 275.)
- July 9, 2000
I added the essay Wat muziekkritici toch niet moesten doen [What music critics
really shouldn't do] from 1978 by Jos Kunst (originally published in: ASKO-krant, 19 November 1978,
- June 11, 2000
I have been working for some time on the digitizing and conversion to HTML of Jos Kunst's dissertation Making
sense in music, for republication on this site (with permission of the original publisher). This is a
lot of work and I can't yet say when it will be finished.
- May 14, 2000
Added to the Links page a link to MicMac Music, a nice collection of freeware music
programs for the Macintosh, maintained by Michèle Garoche. [update 2005-07-28: does not exist anymore;
- March 5, 2000
I added the essay Muziek en communicatie from 1978 by Jos Kunst
(originally published in: Muziek en filosofie. Special issue of: Wijsgerig perspectief op
maatschappij en wetenschap: 18 (1977-1978) 5 (1978) 109-115.)
Also added a link to the organisation for promotion of contemporary music Gaudeamus.
- January 28, 2000
I added the essay Social Cognitions and Musical Emotions from 1986 by Jos
Kunst (originally published in: Reason, emotion and music; [ed.:] L. Apostel, F. Vandamme, H.
Sabbe. Special issue of: Communication & cognition: 19 (1986) 2, 221-240).
- January 22, 2000
I added a link to two very useful utilities for working with Greek text on the Macintosh,
Graphellen and MyFontKeys by Julien Salort (downloadable from
) to the Fonts page.
- January 14, 2000
Added the Syllabus Theoretische Muziekwetenschap from 1983 by Jos Kunst. This is
originally an internal publication of the Instituut voor Muziekwetenschap, R.U. Utrecht (Institute for
Musicology, State University of Utrecht), written for students as an introduction to Theoretical Musicology.
- January 8, 2000
The Étude XXVIII:1 "...pour l'allant" was performed for the first time by Ralph van Raat on
January 8, 2000 (Centrum Nieuwe Muziek, Kloveniersdoelen, Middelburg). The List
of compositions has been updated.
- January 3, 2000
Added a link to the
Otto E. Laske home page
on the Links page. Otto Laske is an authority in the field of cognitive musicology,
and a highly esteemed colleague and friend of Jos Kunst.
- January 2, 2000
Added a link to
Thomas Moore, pianist - New Music
Links on the Links page.
- December 28, 1999
Added the essay Decidability problems in the humanities from 1986 by
Jos Kunst (originally published in Liber amicorum J.L. Broeckx; [ed.: Ferdinand J. de Hen,
Anne-Marie Riessauw, Herman Sabbe]. Gent: [S.n.], 1986, p. 195-206).
- December 25, 1999
Added the essay Muziek, taal en betekenis [Music, language and
meaning] from 1977 by Jos Kunst.
- December 24, 1999
Added Dutch and English
text of the General comments to the Donemus LP Composers' voice DAVS 7475/3 (by Jos Kunst, Joep Straesser and
- December 19, 1999
Major update! I added a section Full-text writings by and about Jos Kunst,
with, for a start, all the comments to compositions I could find. I intend to add as many musicological and
other scholarly writings as possible in the future.
- December 6, 1999
I replaced the .aiff sound files on the List of compositions with .au sound files.
While they don't sound as good as the .aiff files, they are more widely accessible (and smaller).
- December 5, 1999
I cleaned up the HTML of this site and I added a link to the Viewable
With Any Browser campaign.
- November 4, 1999
Added Five unpublished early works to the List of compositions.
- January 1, 1999
- Added links to Real Audio Archives of the Radio 4-programs Het Avondconcert from
December 16, 1998 and
December 30, 1998 to the
List of compositions and the Links
page. These programs contain recordings of performances of the Concertino by The Barton Workshop (first
performance; broadcast from December 30; the Concertino starts at 23'47" of hour 2) and the ASKO
Ensemble (broadcast from December 16; the Concertino starts at 46'00" of hour 2)
- Added a link to the Journal of New Music
Research to the Links page. Jos Kunst was editor of the journal
Interface, the precursor of the Journal of New Music Research.
- November 11, 1998
Dates of first performances of Notus and the Concertino added to the List of compositions.
- October 12, 1998
Mark Heimback-Nielsen created a Windows version of the Mathlogic font. Download is available from the fonts page.
- July 19, 1998
- Johan E. Mebius created an MS-DOS version of the Macintosh program Dissonance Grading by
Jos Kunst. Detailed description and download are available on the page with computer
- The last composed work by Jos Kunst has been published by Donemus:
the étude "...pour l'allant". This is opus XXVIII no. 1, the only finished movement
of the Six études à la memoire de Claude Debussy (1995-1996). The List of compositions has been updated accordingly.
- The short piece for flute solo Notus (1962) has been published by Donemus. The List of compositions has
been updated accordingly.
- On April 14, 1998 the piece Khepera by Jan Vriend was played for the first time in De IJsbreker in
Amsterdam. Khepera, for alto flute and alto clarinet, is dedicated to the memory of Jos Kunst. The performers
were Harrie Starreveld (flute) and Harry Sparnaaij (clarinet). In the Dutch version of
these pages there is an excerpt (in Dutch) from the review by Paul Janssen in the daily newspaper Het Parool.
- March 12, 1998
The short piano piece Solaire (1961) has been published by Donemus. The List of compositions has
been updated accordingly.
- March 5, 1998
The Sonatine 1956 (for piano) has been published by Donemus.
The List of compositions has been updated accordingly.
- January 17, 1998
(world wide contemporary music resources) and the
to the Links page. Added anonymous In memoriam from the March 1996 issue of the
Dutch journal Mens en Melodie to the Bibliography.
- July 2, 1997
(le site de la musique nouvelle / the new music site) to the Links page.
- June 15, 1997
Added to the Bibliography a lecture by Jos Kunst from 1966, published in the
Proceedings of the twenty-ninth Dutch philological congress.
- June 13, 1997
Added a new page: Books by Jos Kunst for sale, and link to
Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar
to the Links page.
- May 25, 1997
Added to the Bibliography an article by Jos Kunst from 1970 about the 1969-1970
action committee of Dutch composers 'De Notenkrakers' (The Nut/Notecrackers) in Ouverture, periodical of the
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra of June-July 1970.
- May 22, 1997
Added to the Bibliography the textbook of the LP Composers' voice DAVS 7475/3 (Jos
Kunst & Jan Vriend: Elements of logic; Jos Kunst: No time; Jan Vriend: Huantan; Joep Straesser: Ramasasiri)
(1975) and the reactions to it.
- May 13, 1997
Added to the Bibliography the English translation of Ernst Vermeulen's
obituary from NRC Handelsblad, which appeared in Key notes, March 1996; added dates of first performances for
the pieces Arboreal, One way and Elements of logic to the List of compositions; added links to the Donemus
home page and to two anti-junk email sites on the Links page.
- April 11, 1997
Added to the Bibliography the review by Henk Barendregt and Elmer Schönberger
of the dissertation Making sense in music (Vrij Nederland, November 25, 1978) and the subsequent
discussion between Jos Kunst and the reviewers.
- March 25, 1997
Added to the Bibliography the posthumously published article (written in
1988) by Jos Kunst: 'The status of music in Popper's World 3'. In: Muziek en wetenschap: 6 (1997) 1, 27-40.
Abstract. Some observations on music by K.R. Popper, found in his autobiography, are
discussed, specifically in relation to his world 3 concept. It is argued that the intuitions embodied in
the idea that there is, in fact, an objective world of 'the products of the human mind' (sciences, arts,
institutions and the like) are of interest to researchers in the field of music. Firstly, they put
current research into a new and fruitful perspective, and secondly, they open up new research
perspectives as well.
Added a link to the web site of the Dutch journal for musicology Muziek en wetenschap on the Links page.
- March 11, 1997
Added to the Bibliography three reviews of the collection of poems Niemand
blijft ooit zichzelf (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1982).
- March 6, 1997
Added to the Bibliography the article by Jan Vriend: 'Balling of
kluizenaar?: Jos Kunst: componist, musicoloog, dichter, taalkundige, filosoof en theoloog'. In: Mens en melodie:
52 (1997) 3 (maart) 119-126.
- November 24, 1996
Added seven more uncompiled poems from the years 1979-1981 and a section with anthologized
poems to the Bibliography. Added an as yet modest page with Links.
- October 31, 1996
Added, with many thanks to the author: Otter, Rolf den. Extérieur, een
electronisch muziekstuk van Jos Kunst [includes an interview with the composer. Unpublished paper School
for the Arts, Utrecht, 1995. (In Dutch)]
- October 26, 1996
Added uncompiled poems to the Bibliography.
- October 13, 1996
Added samples (16-bit, mono, 22.050 kHz, IMA/ADPCM compressed AIFF files) of the pieces Marine,
Stenen eten, IJzer, Insecten, Glass music,
Arboreal, Trajectoire, One way, Solo identity I, Solo
Identity II and No time at all. To be found in the List of
- August 28, 1996
Correction in List of compositions: the piece Rafale is not written
for 5 flutes but for 15 [!] flutes (three flute quintets).
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