- Helen Metzelaar
(b Wildervank, Aug 11, 1955). Dutch composer. After spending some years studying music and then philosophy, she took composition lessons with Klaas de Vries from 1981 to 1985, during which time she composed Mexitli (1982) for mixed voices and instrumental ensemble. Geertens’s style lies within the atonal tradition; she often interweaves different musical effects in kaleidoscopic fashion, building up tension until it is released as a dramatic outburst. Her string trio ...