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“The Warrior” for acoustic guitar

Around 2002 or 2003, I wrote a piece that I have now called "The Warrior". It took me many years of practice to master my own piece, especially the right hand coordination when performing the percussive parts. I thought to call it "The Warrior"…
Zwolle 1924
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“Back in the Day” on fingerstyle guitar

Back in the winter of 2015/2016, I saw an ad on the internet from two filmmakers were looking for original music for their film project that used old black and white footage of the Dutch city of Rotterdam. I envisioned all sorts of music inspired…
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The Future of Progress?

Worldwide, millions of people are showing their concern for climate change and are demanding a sustainable future in the #fridaysforfuture demonstrations. My orchestral work "The Future of Progress?", written in 2004, also addresses this…

Piano Vitamins Videos Up

As of Sunday, June 30th 2019, we've posted new solo piano videos on YouTube in the series Piano Vitamins: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCc8fB0fjkLyMAtHQlXoFdSbMCuAqE9d2 Dutch pianist Micha Wink is at the piano, playing twelve…
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Open Mike at De Vorstin in Hilversum, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/66Q3AWGroAA Live performance of "De trein stopt in Herxen". I felt well-rested when I woke at 9:30 AM that Sunday morning. I had a little over an hour and a half to get ready, for I had to leave at 11:10 AM to catch the…

New Piano Recordings

Last Wednesday, May 1st 2019, we recorded 13 of my intermediate piano pieces. This is a little project I've been working on for several years: writing filmic piano pieces, that vary in character from cheerful to more introspective and thoughtful.…
The railway man - book, movie
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The Railway Man

I recently watched a movie called The Railway Man (2013) on a Dutch commercial TV station. I recognized the actors, so I thought it might be interesting and continued to watch, but was sort of put off by the violence and torture the main character…
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Tire Pressure

Before I got up that day, I’d had a bad dream and I woke up feeling gloomy and irritated. Nevertheless, I began my daily activities, in spite of my dejection. That afternoon, I went grocery shopping in the nearby town of Wijhe (The Netherlands),…
The Raft documentary
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An Unknown Success – documentary review

I recently saw an interesting documentary called The Raft through the Dutch documentary channel 2 DOC https://2doc.nl. The Raft tells the story of a scientific experiment from 1973 that looked into human violence, conflict and sexual attraction,…
victor wooten - the music lesson - book
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“The Music Lesson” – book review

Recently, I heard of the book The Music Lesson (Penguin Putnam Inc, 2008), written by Victor Wooten. It tells of the rather mystical and dreamlike journey world class bassist Victor Wooten has taken as a young man, while struggling to…