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Nederlands (Dutch)Music

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.
     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. Grand Disco Classique was a real revelation 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).

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.

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

concertslist of concerts I've been to
coverssome CD-covers I made
Nurse With Wound-listNurse With Wound-list
Concert photos
Wim Egz in Utrecht, 14 February 2019Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 14 February 2019 (rehearsal)
Wim Egz in Utrecht, 2 September 2018Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 2 September 2018
Glastonbury, 2018The Strange Planet in Glastonbury, 30 June 2018
Wim Egz in Leiden, 20 May 2018Wim Egz Ensemble in Leiden, 20 May 2018
Sooner Trend in Den Dolder, 23 March 2018Sooner Trend in Den Dolder, 23 March 2018
Capella con Sensus in Utrecht, 9 September 2017Capella con Sensus in Utrecht, 9 September 2017
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, 28 May 2016 (Klank & Kleur)
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2016Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2016 (rehearsal)
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 31 January 2016Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 31 January 2016 (Gluren Bij De Buren)
DieJazzPast in Utrecht, 15 November 2015DieJazzPast in Utrecht, 15 November 2015 (Keukenklanken)
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 11 October 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 11 October 2015 (Ontmoet Oost Zingt)
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 8 March 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 8 March 2015 (Keep Calm and Make A Drum)
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 7 March 2015Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 7 March 2015 (rehearsal)
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, 10 November 2013 (double concert, Orpheus is een IndiaanGoogle Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 12 October 2013Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 12 October 2013 (Indian RequiemGoogle Photos
Dialogues des Carmélites, Springiersbach, 31 August 2013Hojotoho in Springiersbach, 31 August 2013 (Dialogues des CarmélitesGoogle 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, 18 May 2013 (Dialogues des CarmélitesGoogle 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, 23 June 2012 (Les Brigands, performance) Google Photos
Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, 21 juni 2012Klein OperaKoor Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, 21 June 2012 (Les Brigands, rehearsal) Google Photos
Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2012Wim Egz Ensemble in Utrecht, 26 May 2012 (Pater NosterGoogle Photos
Students sing November 2011Students of Mirella Reiche sing, 27 November 2011 Google Photos
Como November 2011David Jackson and Judge Smith in Como, 6 November 2011 (The House That Cried)
Orfest July 2011Orfest in Noordeloos, 9 July 2011
Ludi Cantare April 2011Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven, 9 April 2011 (double concert) 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, 2010Judge Smith in Hall's Green, 5 September 2010 (Specially Dedicated Music Festival)
Summer Darkness 2010Summer Darkness in Utrecht, 14 August 2010
Ludi Cantare April 2010Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven, 17 April 2010 (RIVM Choir Festival) Google Photos
Ludi Cantare March 2010Ludi Cantare in Bilthoven, 21 March 2010 (anniversary concert) 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, 9 May 2009 (The Climber)
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, 25 October 2008 (Charms and SpellsGoogle 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 in 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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