Hello,
Welcome at my new website

Texture

Here you can find the info about my activities as a composer / musician. New and older artistic dreams, my concerts and other info: I am happy to share them with you.

Take a look / listen and feel free to contact me.

Recent news

  • Oriental Landscapes Festival

    Ode to Istanbul – Carte Blanche for the Oriental Landscapes Festival

    The Oriental Landscapes Festival gave me a Carte Blanche evening + a commission to write a new composition! I invited 5 wonderful friends / musicians I admire to join me. The composition is called ‘Ode to Istanbul’, and it is inspired by the many faces of this dazzling city.

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  • Mark Haanstra & Oene van Geel Photo Veenstra Visueel & Udo Prinsen

    Album presentation: Shapes of Time

    Their debut album, Shapes of Time, will be released on March 19, 2018, and features special collaborations with visual artist Udo Prinsen and guitarist Raphael Vanoli.

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Composer

Since I was a young boy, composing music fascinated me. It feels like an endless journey with always lots of new views around the corner. Some of my greatest heroes in music are composers. Béla Bartók, Sergei Prokofiev, Olivier Messiaen and Billy Strayhorn are the first names that pop up in my head now.

Jump here to the composer section of my website.

Musician / bands

The main bands that I work with are Zapp4, Haanstra & van Geel, Estafest, the Nordanians and the duo with Matteo Mijderwijk. Besides these bands, I love to play with improvising dancers and to be involved as a guest musician in the projects of others.

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