The one hundred and seventieth classical recording: #983 Louis Andressen - De Materie

The fact that this is an opera from the 1980s probably indicates we've got a different type of work here. Invoking De Stijl directly proves it. And when the first part has a solo formed of metal boxes being hit, it all comes together around a post modern piece that rarely comes up. The use of Dutch poems and texts, not creating a narrative, combined with some specific staging, adds to the stragenness of the piece. It's all bizarre and disconcerting, without becoming entirely off putting.