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In general

Through the years I have grown to like more and more obscure music, more experimental, avant-garde or underground or whatever you'd like to call it. Some of my favorite artists are Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Judge Smith, Tall Dwarfs, Alamaailman Vasarat and The Ex. Here you'll find a list with descriptions of some artists and bands that are of importance to me now.
     My most important source for music used to be the public music-library, and I went there quite often to borrow albums which I taped at home. The most beautiful ones I later bought on vinyl. I sold all my vinyls in 1994. At one point I had a collection of around a thousand cassette tapes, but in 2006 I threw almost all of these away. All my music is now on my hard-disk or on CDs.


Some of my cassette tapes in May 2004

Some of my cassette tapes in May 2004.

Live-concerts

In time I've grown more interested in live performances of music and less in studio-recordings. Studio-albums to me often sound 'fake', too little alive. Live concerts facinate me because of the group effort, the theatrics, but also the setlist and the possible different instruments and musical arrangements.
     Here you will find an incomplete list with live-concerts I've attended.


Live performance

Mr Averell, Hugh Banton and John Ellis live at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam, 8 November 2008.

Grand Disco Classique

In the beginning of the nineties I used to listen a lot to the music-programme Grand Disco Classique, on Dutch radio. It was broadcast weekly by the VPRO from four until five o'clock at night, and was put together by Berry Kamer. A number of years later I had many cassette tapes with experimental music. Thanks to Grand Disco Classique I got to know music by the Tall Dwarfs and Chris Knox, Gastr Del Sol, Steve Albini, Sol Invictus, Lydia Lunch, Camerata Mediolanense and many others. I once wrote a letter to the programme, asking them where I might go and buy Chris Knox's albums, to which they answered my question to my satisfaction and remarked: we're very glad to find that we've at least got one listener!
     I very much love music that's out of the ordinary. Both Grand Disco Classique and Soulseek (see below) were real revelations to me. In a common shop it was not possible to find music by for instance Chris Knox or Gastr Del Sol (nowadays it is even hard to find a music-shop at all). When I discovered the 'Nurse With Wound-list' around 2006, to my pleasure I already knew a relatively large part of the music from the list. Here you'll find a summary of the most interesting of the bands on the Nurse With Wound-list.


Chris Knox

Chris Knox (photo from a magazine I scanned).

Music online

Nowadays I find new music online, for the most part through the p2p-programme SoulSeek and on the torrent-website DimeADozen. On DimeADozen's website are torrents, that point to downloads of unofficial recordings. Through this website I found dozens of very special live-recordings, mostly made by someone in the audience. Recordings like that are often called ROIO, recordings of independent origin. If a certain band or artist does not want their music to be shared, they can let DimeADozen know, so that torrents for their shows will not be accepted anymore there (a relatively small number of artists did so; you'll find their names here).

Van der Graaf Generator - The Book

In 2005 the book Van der Graaf Generator - The Book was published, a history of the band Van der Graaf Generator, written by Jim Christopulos and Phil Smart. I compiled the index for that book, which can be downloaded in pdf-format here. The same index can also be downloaded from Van der Graaf Generator, Phil Smart's website.

Pages about music

The icon Google Photos accompanying a link designates a collection of photos on Google Photos.

artists and bandsa list with descriptions of some artists and bands
Nurse With Wound-listNurse With Wound-list
Peter Hammill gigsPeter Hammill gigs, listed by date
concertslist of concerts I've been to
coverssome CD-covers I made
Concert photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 14 May 2017Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 14 May 2017
Capella con Sensus in Bilthoven, 9 April 2017Capella con Sensus in Bilthoven, 9 April 2017
Sooner Trend in Den Dolder, 24 March 2017Sooner Trend in Den Dolder, 24 March 2017
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 28 May 2016Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Klank & Kleur), 28 May 2016
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2016Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (rehearsal), 26 May 2016
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 31 January 2016Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Gluren Bij De Buren), 31 January 2016
DieJazzPast in Utrecht, 15 November 2015DieJazzPast in Utrecht (Keukenklanken), 15 November 2015
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 11 October 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Ontmoet Oost Zingt), 11 October 2015
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 8 March 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Keep Calm and Make A Drum), 8 March 2015
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 7 March 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (rehearsal), 7 March 2015
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 14 December 2014Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 14 December 2014
Laura in Doorn, 21 February 2014Laura Hendricx in Doorn, 21 February 2014
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 23 December 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 23 December 2013 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Amersfoort, 10 November 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Amersfoort (double concert, Orpheus is een Indiaan), 10 November 2013 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 12 October 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Indian Requiem), 12 October 2013 Google Photos
Dialogues des Carmélites, Springiersbach, 31 August 2013Hojotoho in Springiersbach (Dialogues des Carmélites), 31 August 2013 Google Photos
Springiersbacher Sommerkurse, 23 August 2013Springiersbacher Sommerkurse, 23 August 2013 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 18 July 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 18 July 2013 Google Photos
Carmelites in Delft, 18 May 2013Hojotoho in Delft (Dialogues des Carmélites), 18 May 2013 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Harlingen, 24 Feb 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Harlingen, 24 February 2013 Google Photos
Students sing February 2013Students of Mirella Reiche sing, 22 February 2013 Google Photos
Students sing January 2013Students of Mirella Reiche sing, 27 January 2013 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 24 Dec 2012Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 24 December 2012 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 22 Dec 2012Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 22 December 2012 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 17 Dec 2012Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 17 December 2012 Google Photos
Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, 23 juni 2012Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht (Les Brigands, performance), 23 June 2012 Google Photos
Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, 21 juni 2012Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht (Les Brigands, rehearsal), 21 June 2012 Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2012Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht (Pater Noster), 26 May 2012 Google Photos
Students sing November 2011Students of Mirella Reiche sing, 27 November 2011 Google Photos
Como November 2011David Jackson and Judge Smith in Como (The House That Cried), 6 November 2011
Orfest July 2011Orfest in Noordeloos, 9 July 2011
Ludi Cantare April 2011Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven (double concert), 9 April 2011 Google Photos
Students sing March 2011Students of Mirella Reiche sing, 20 March 2011 Google Photos
Mr Averell in Lippenhuizen October 2010Mr Averell in Lippenhuizen, 17 October 2010 Google Photos
Mr Averell in the Botanical Garden September 2010Mr Averell in Utrecht, 12 September 2010 Google Photos
Hall's Green September 2010Judge Smith in Hall's Green (Specially Dedicated Festival), 4 September 2010
Summer Darkness 2010Summer Darkness in Utrecht, 14 August 2010
Ludi Cantare April 2010Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven (RIVM Choir Festival), 17 April 2010 Google Photos
Ludi Cantare March 2010Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven (anniversary concert), 21 March 2010 Google Photos
Ludi Cantare May 2009Ludi Cantare in De Bilt, 17 May 2009 Google Photos
Judge Smith in USF Verftet (The Climber)Judge Smith in Bergen (The Climber), 9 May 2009
Mr Averell, Hugh Banton en John Ellis in the OrgelparkMr Averell, Hugh Banton en John Ellis in Amsterdam, 8 November 2008
Ludi Cantare October 2008Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven (Charms and Spells), 25 October 2008 Google Photos
Concert reviews
Alamaailman Vasarat at Dunya FestivalAlamaailman Vasarat at Park bij de Euromast in Rotterdam, 31 May 2009 (Dunya Festival)
Mr Averell, Hugh Banton en John Ellis in the OrgelparkMr Averell, Hugh Banton en John Ellis in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam, 8 November 2008
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum in the BimhuisSleepytime Gorilla Museum in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, 20 April 2007
Gong Family Unconvention in the Melkwegthe Gong Family Unconvention in the Melkweg in Amsterdam, 3, 4 and 5 November 2006
Arthur Brown in Spirit Of 66Arthur Brown in the Spirit Of 66 in Verviers, 27 May 2006
Crossing Border FestivalPeter Hammill, Mr Averell and Van der Graaf Generator in Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag, 19 November 2005 (Crossing Border Festival)
Judge Smith in Cobden ClubJudge Smith in Cobden Club in London, 6 May 2005
Peter Hammill in TivoliPeter Hammill in Tivoli in Utrecht, 24 October 2000
Other
review of Van der Graaf Generator - The Bookreview of Van der Graaf Generator - The Book
index for Van der Graaf Generator - The Bookindex for Van der Graaf Generator - The Book (in pdf-format)
review of Judge Smith - Long-Range Audio Devicereview of Judge Smith - Long-Range Audio Device
review of Judge Smith - The Climberreview of Judge Smith - The Climber
review of Judge Smith - Orfeasreview of Judge Smith - Orfeas
review of David Jackson - Jaxon Faces The Juryreview of David Jackson - Jaxon Faces The Jury



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