Poul Ruders Tempers Dark Narratives with Scandinavian Cool

Poul Ruders Tempers Dark Narratives with Scandinavian Cool

Danish composer Poul Ruders once described the aesthetic character of his early family and scholastic environments as “staunchly conservative.” Within those confines, the young Ruders thrilled to Vivaldi, Purcell and Buxtehude. But though Ruders reports that he and his fellow Danes were insulated, to some degree, from the sweeping cult of Pierre Boulez and Darmstadt that overtook much of Europe in the '60s and '70s, modernity could not be kept from their shores forever.

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Welcome to the new official Poul Ruders website. The site is still a work in progress, but we're hoping to bring it new functionality above and beyond what was in the previous site. Among other features, I'm hoping to fill in the video and photo sections with more interviews and sound of Poul's music. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find the site informative and entertaining!

-Rob Starobin