25th feb2013

“Een spetterend en heel verrassend optreden”

by Aart

3voor12 schreef een mooie recensie over mijn optreden met Crescent Double Quartet in de Paradox in Tilburg:


24th feb2013

De Muziekstraat

by Aart

Sinds 2010 woon ik in de Vogelbuurt (Amsterdam Noord) en maak ik deel uit van het project De Muziekstraat (Stichting Broedstraten). Samen met de andere muzikanten uit de buurt organiseren we onder andere concerten en muzieklessen.

In 2011 verscheen dit interview met mij en m’n vriendin: link

Meer info hier

muziekstraatQuartetParool sept.12 Muziekstraat

19th feb2013

‘Play your own’

by Aart

Enkele mooie quotes van pianist Thelonious Monk (1917-1982):

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing? even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years”

“I don’t conside myself a musician who has achieved perfection and can’t develop any further. But I compose my pieces with a formula that I created myself. Take a musician like John Coltrane. He is a perfect musician, who can give expression to all the possibilities of his instrument. But he seems to have difficulty expressing original ideas on it. That is why he keeps looking for ideas in exotic places. At least I don’t have that problem, because, like I say, I find my inspiration in myself.”

“I like to sleep. There is no set time of day for sleep. You sleep when you’re tired, that’s all there is to it.”