Wim Dijkgraaf

contemporary composer & jazz harmonica player

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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Sofia Gubaidulina – Great ECM production

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015

Sofia Gubaidulina – Great ECM production

Had a very nice conversation this weekend in a small “great music” shop in Tilburg -> Adagio where I found two fantastic ECM productions. One production with music from Galina Ustvolskaya and another production that I would like to share with you with music from Sofia Gubaidulina. The disc is titled Canticle of the Sun. There we go and have a great...

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Midi Harmonica

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

Midi Harmonica

See the dedicated forum: http://jazzharmonica.org/learn-how-to-play-improvise-jazz-harmonica/forums/forum/group-forums/midi-harmonica/ Let’s make a chromatic...

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