Fan it

Fan it (1973)

first performance: October 25-1974
Overijssels Philharmonisch Orkest
conductor: Hubert Soudant

The title refers to the word ‘fan’ meaning ‘something that can be spread out e.g. a folding fan used to make a current of air’. All kinds of fan-shaped forms are the basis of this composition. Besides,
American blues singers are in the habit of shouting ‘Fan it!’ to cheer each other on.