Samuel Vriezen (1973) is an Amsterdam-based composer who has written
many works for chamber ensembles that have been performed worldwide.
Vriezens work shows
interest in non-standard ways of organizing performer coordination and
interaction and in exploring the panoramic contrapuntal possibilities
that such methods of ensemble playing give.
Vriezen is also a poet and a pianist. He has written many text
compositions (or polyphonic poems), and his writing (including poetry,
translations and essays) has been published
in many literary journals including the Dutch Parmentier, the Flemish
yang and the French Action Poétique. As a pianist, he is most
known for his unique virtuoso rendition of Tom Johnson's Chord
Catalogue. Together with Dante Boon, Vriezen produced the CD recording
of Johnson's Symmetries on Karnatic Lab Records.