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Ik zag twee beren….

One of my colleaques Thomas Peters mentioned to me the variations on the theme ‘ik zag twee beren…’ by Jan Wijn. This is really a great way to experience the differences between Mozart, Beethoven, Messiaen, Liszt, e.o.  And funny as well. Jan Wijn used to be the teacher of our piano teachers at ArtEZ Frank van de Laar and Frank Peters.

februari 16, 2012 Posted by | music | , , | Plaats een reactie


Last month, students ArtEZ Art&Design (Zwolle) and student ArtEZ Musicproduction, Sounddesigners, Popmusicians (Enschede) worked lipsync together while working in separate institutions at a 100km distance. Last week I talked to some of the students. They told me this workshops were amazing and een great experience. Why? One of the design students answered: ‘Because it is interesting while designing, I immediately get feed back from the musicians I was working with. They see my movie from their point of view and sooften give a different interpretation than I intended. This gives me new ideas, and so on.’ Is there more to add?

First an impression about the start of the workshops by RobinNoorda:

And now the Soundscapes: the painting of soundscapes on large rolls of paper. The annotation score without musical notes and a timeline. If this looks exciting in terms of landscape, there will be a guarantee for an interesting tension in the composition (by Robin Noorda):

Workshop by Robin Noorda, produced by ArtEZ Bureau Zwolle* research and projects. More video’s with the results of these workshops on ArtEZ Bureau Zwolle.

Our IT department also did a great job to make this work.

februari 11, 2012 Posted by | evenement, filmpjes, music | , , , , | Plaats een reactie

Canto Ostinato

Looking forward to this movie by Ramon Gieling about how Canto Ostinato by the Dutch Composer Simeon ten Holt  influenced the lives of 9 people.




november 13, 2011 Posted by | filmpjes, music | , , , | 1 reactie

I am longing for Summer

Regarding the weather in The Netherlands….

I am longing for summer. By Stefany June, graduated at ArtEZ popacademy last summer.

september 7, 2011 Posted by | music | , | Plaats een reactie

ArtEZ mandoline player wins concours

Ferdinand Binnendijk, first year student at ArtEZ School of Music won this week-end Prinses Christina concours. He won out of 500 participants. We are so proud!

This interview he gave 2 months ago. The interviewer asked him: what will happen when you win? Ferdinand answered: A lot. But first let’s see what brings the finals.

I wonder what his answer will be at this moment.


april 12, 2011 Posted by | music, prijs | , | 1 reactie

Dutch Music Design

It is a great initiative of Natascha, Michael and Jean-Marc, teaching at our conservatory at ArtEZ, to ask musicians with a not very common carreer to tell our students about how it happened. Today Avalu was here. She told us about her music carreer, starting with classical piano, theatre, jazz, and now pop. And also about trying her own style, just in between. She writes her own songs and her own music. This really is a story about the musician of the 21st century. We do not always have to look at the other end of the world. It  just happens  here, around the corner, in Arnhem.

A quote from her website:

It took us five years to find the kind of music that adds something to that which is already there,’ says Lavalu. ‘This is the sound that I always dreamed of. I tried out various names for it, from ‘Nu Pop’ to ‘jazzpoprocktriphop’, but it never seemed to cover the feel of it. I cannot describe it. I can only say that the pop genre is intertwined with jazz, classical music, triphop and other musical elements. So I just say something like Radiohead asking Tori Amos for a dance while Miles Davis is beating time.’


maart 24, 2011 Posted by | filmpjes, music | , , | Plaats een reactie

The musician of the 21st century: the world around us

The world of music is changing fast. Under influence of technology it is possible to create digital and electronic music. For some instruments the imitation is good enough to confuse professional musicians. An example of a marvelous combination of music and technology is exposed in the opera of the future: Death of the Power. Our kids grow up with I-pads as if the world has always know I-pads. The next generation only knows a world in which technology is important to making music.

the musician of the 21st century

Several disciplines of music interact and get mixed up. So it is sometimes hard  to say whether it is jazz, pop or classical music.

Musicians get a more important role in our society regarding community-art projects. As we learn more about how our brains work, music becomes a well know therapy, especially for elderly people suffering of Alzheimer. In The Netherlands the government used to be involved by financing music projects. For the next four years there will be less money available, so entrepreneurship gets more important for our musicians. Artists are working over the boarders of their discipline. This why we see experiments with a new sort of music-productions. Like ‘Het Nederlands Blazersensemble’ is working together with for example a writer who reads us his book while the music is playing. A good example of several disciplines working together in a production is also the ‘State of ArtEZ’, a festival of our own Institute of the Arts.

It will be hard to define how the world of the musician looks like in 203o. One thing is sure: as a conservatory we have to deal with many changes, from which we do not know on forehand what this changes will be and where they will lead us.

februari 3, 2011 Posted by | music | , , , | Plaats een reactie