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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…

Film music for Etty

In 2017, the film Etty was released. It is based on the theatre play of Dutch actress Margreet Blanken, who created this solo performance based on the diaries of Etty Hillesum (1914 - 1943). On the website of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre,…

Documentary “Kiss the Joy - the story of Joan Lind Van Blom”

I'm proud to say that a guitar tune of mine called "Stargazing" has been used in the documentary “Kiss the Joy - the story of Joan Lind Van Blom” by director Jean Strauss. She mailed me: The film did very well in its launch at the Newport…