A classic of European minimalism, Louis Andriessen's De Staat opened a new association between this Dutch artist and Nonesuch Records. On Louis Andriessen's De Staat. Published by the New Statesman, As a teenager, I found a copy of the CD in the music library in Leicester. I had no. "Andriessen's big boned, hectically minimalist political essay De Staat demonstrated that it is possible to adapt Stravinskian rhythmic material to wholly individual. De Staat. (). for 4 women's voices and large ensemble. Duration: 35'. Recommended Recording. cd_cover. Schoenberg Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw. One answer can be found by listening to this, an excerpt from year-old Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's De Staat. (For the whole piece. Louis Andriessen is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam. He is a lecturer at the Large scale pieces such as De Staat ['Republic'] (–76), for example, are influenced by the energy of the big band music of Count Basie and . An exciting start to a new orchestral collaboration for Signum Records, this album is the first of a new series with the London Sinfonietta—one of the world's elite. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of De Staat on Discogs.