Wim Dijkgraaf

contemporary composer & jazz harmonica player

Streaming concert on 15th of October – 17:30 UTC

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017

Streaming concert on 15th of October – 17:30 UTC

LINK TO the complete concert: Live Concert: Maria Mendes, Wim Dijkgraaf, Mike del Ferro, Mar… Marvelous LIVE jazz concert on Facebook, recorded on the 15th of October.9:55 Innocent Travels – Pat Metheny15:47 For The Time Being – Bert Joris23: 30 Obsession – Dori Caymmi30:51 Verao – Rossa Passos36:21 Come Rain Or Come Shine – Harold Arlen44:26 Bilhete –...

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Silent practicing with DM48 in Rio de Janeiro – Great!!!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

Silent practicing with DM48 in Rio de Janeiro – Great!!!

I write this blog post in Rio de Janeiro as we are doing the preparation for a concert in Blue Note Rio. The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on programming in P3 in order to improve the playability of the DM48. I was in doubt but brought the DM48 with me to Brazil. Now having some time to try and experiment and it’s really great to be able to do silent practicing in my hotel...

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Peter Schat – What does a composer do?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017

Peter Schat – What does a composer do?

Peter Schat has been an important influence for the way I work as a composer with melodies and harmonies. It brought me to the idea to create a webbased tool to give more meaning to pitches and groups of pitches. That idea came from Peter Schat’s ideas around the tone-clock. From 1974 until 1983 Schat taught composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague; thereafter he supported...

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We will meet again soon – Kiko Continentino

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

We will meet again soon – Kiko Continentino

The great thing about having concerts abroad is, besides the pleasure to play, get to know new places and meet new people, to be together with old friends. One of them will definitely be the fantastic piano player and composer Kiko Continentino. We met for the first time in Belo Horizonte for the recording sessions of the Dumee & Dijkgraaf Quinteto in which Kiko is the piano player. That was...

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My new composing continuum – Opusmodus

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017

My new composing continuum – Opusmodus

Since a couple of years, I’ve been heavily experimenting with a computer assisted composition approach, known as parametric composition. And I must say, I’m immensely surprised with the results so far. For someone like me who doesn’t have the luxury of being able to compose continuously (meaning I’ve to compose a day, 2 days off, 1 day, 2 weeks off etc.) it’s...

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