Hello, my name is Wim and I am a freelance composer, conductor and multi-instrumentplayer. I live in Sleidinge near Ghent (Belgium). I studied marimba, orchestral and solo percussion, chamber music, jazz and composition in the conservatoires of Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent.
I arrange a lot of 'light' or programme music for cooperations between stage artists and orchestra. The vast majority of my own compositions though, are intended to be modern architectural soundscapes, still with a strong urge for bringing back the importance and brilliance of melody and rhythm. Most of the time there are one or more well-hidden minimalistic cores in the orchestral pieces, which often evolve through multi-tonality and almost excessive layering of multiple musical ideas into grand maestoso's... or the total opposite.
Next to being a musician, I like doing anything creative, like acting, being a photographer, design stuff, paint, write, even dance.
Please let me apologise for the fact that I am NOT (or no longer):
- a people’s manager
- an office man
- a big communicator
- a blind follower
but when I hold the baton, I can always share lots of passion with you and maybe some wisdom too, if you don’t insist I’m always right ;-)
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