(Rotterdam, Holland 1960)
As a guitarist I mainly concentrate
on playing my own music on the amplified classical guitar. Lately I
like very much to addapt techniques and sounds from jazz, rock and
funk to the classical guitar as well as rhytms from the flamenco
tradition, which results in a quitte personal style.
As a flutist I like to play free
jazz and avantgarde contemporary music.
I play concerts solo and with
various ensembles in venues troughout Europe and work as a teacher. I
play in important festivals and main theatres, but espacially as a
classical guitar player I also like the direct contact with audiance.
intimate concert sitiuations, gardens, little churches, living
An influence on my way of playing had directly
o indirectly guitarists like Julian Bream, Leo Brouwer, Ralph Towner,
Joe Pass, Andres Segovia, Paco de Lucía, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix and
flutists like Frans Brügen, Barthold Kuijken, James Galway, Trevor Wye,
James Newton, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Robert Dick.
I play all kind of genres and styles and am
open for all good music, but most of all I concentrate on playing
contemporary music, especially my own compositions or works written
From 2000 I have been playing the Eva Kingma system 1/4 toon
flute, which enables me to play microtonal music which we find so much
in "etnic" music, jazz, flamenco en western contemporary composed
music. I play transverse in both contemporary and baroque music.
I started out on the Spanish guitar but later I became
atracted by the electric guitar, which I use now in contemporary
composed music, jazz and free improvisation. The electric guitar can
sound very sweet like a Spanish guitar but also very rough like heavy
metal. Using pedals and sometimes combining electronics it's an ideal
instrument, rich in colors for contemporary chamber music.
I played composed and improvised music with musicians like
Michael Benedik, Michael Svoboda, Luc Houtkamp, Frances Marie Uitti,
Wiek Hijmans, J. Mª Balanyà, Ananda Sukarlan, Robert Dick, Harry
Sparnaay, Xu Fengxia, Jorrit Dijkstra, Oene van Geel, Markus
Stockhausen, Tara Bouman.
I founded many ensembles like Trio Sekwenza, Ensemble
Barcelona Nova Musica, Christiaan de Jong Ensemble, Intelligent Sound
Ensembe en Globus.
I was soloist with Grupo Circulo (Spanje) and Banda Municipal de