About

Music is where the past connects to the future, that's exactly what I am trying to represent with my own work. An idiom based on intuition, knowledge and creativity...


Feel free to listen to my music under the tab "Music".

Interested in music & music theory as well? Take a look at the tab "References". There, I've included some nice books & websites as well as some free course material of my own.

Under "Connect & Support" you can find my YouTube channel with all of my music and music theory video's. If you want to support me for my work, you can do so with Patreon.

If you want to commission music, take a look at the "Contact" footer. I only do commissions which embrace a certain level of individual artistic expression. Music is not an industry. You can also contact me for any questions regarding music and music theory in general, I'll be glad to help you out.

Music

All of my music is on my YouTube channel. For each work there is a free download link to the sheet music.

Sheet music: Cello & Flute - Adagio

Sheet music: Piano Sonata No. 1

References

Toby Rush: A very user-friendly and useful beginners-guide on music theory in general.

Rowy van Hest: Music theory for dutch speaking people. I've learned a great deal here: harmony, chords, insights in composition and the philosophy behind creating music.

Here are some various YouTube channels that might be useful & inspiring: Smalin, Gerubach, Adam Neely, David Bruce Composer, Nahre Sol, 12tone, Rick Beato & David Bennett Thomas .

Musopen: Free to use recordings and sheet music.


BOOKS! A classically schooled composer masters the theory of harmony, vocal counterpoint (Fux), baroque counterpoint (the combination of vocal counterpoint and harmony) as well as instrumentation & orchestration. To complete that list I'd like to add music-history and philosophy of art and music in general. The latter is of course very personal. The following list includes the books that I use and have used for each specific subject, this does not mean they might work equally well for you. All I can say is that they worked out for me very well. REMARK: Harmony and counterpoint are very delicate subjects and the best way to learn them is under a private teacher or at college/conservatory. You can try to learn this stuff on your own, but you will likely waste a lot of time and overlook many key aspects.

Harmony: "Harmonieleer" - Hennie Schouten (dutch book, the one that I used). In english: "Harmony and Voice Leading" - Edward Aldwell, Carl Schachter & Allen Cadwallader; "Twentieth-Century Harmony" - Vincent Persichetti; "Harmony" - Walter Piston, ...

Vocal counterpoint: "The Study of Counterpoint" - Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, translated and edited by Alfred Mann.

Baroque counterpoint & fugue: I've not used an english book on this matter. I own a book on this in dutch, but it's a private copy.

Instrumentation: "Essential Dictionary of Orchestration" - Dave Black & Tom Gerou (a must have)

Orchestration: "The Study of Orchestration" - Samuel Adler

Composition: "Fundamentals of Musical Composition" - Arnold Schoenberg

Music history: "Geschiedenis van de Muziek" - Curt Sachs & Otto Hamburg (dutch book); "Muziekgeschiedenis in voorbeelden - Otto Hamburg"; You can find a lot on wikipedia of course.

Articles: Here are some tips, insights and texts I wrote on music and music philosophy (free downloads).

-10 Common Misconceptions about Composing Music

-10 TIPS for Composing or Making Music

-Why (I) make Music?!


Connect & Support