Carlo de Wijs

World of Hammond organ

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EXPLORE THE WORLD OF HAMMOND ORGAN MUSIC, EDUCATION & RESEARCH. IT'S MY AMBITION TO GIVE THE HAMMOND A BREEDING GROUND IN USE, SOUND & TRADITION

Studio, Stage and Summer

June, a beautiful month where the stage played a present and central role again. 

This month marked the go-ahead for our live interactive visuals with the performance of Jordi and myself as New Hammond Sound Project in Herenthals (Belgium); a very nice musical reunion with Benjamin Herman on a crowded Parade in Den Bosch; Hammond Sandwich for breakfast, lunch and dinner on various stages; and finally, a ‘back to the big band’-roots with the Utrecht Student Orchestra. 

My studio has been quite busy as well, through the performance labs dedicated to my PhD. Creative Producer Tim van der Burg, live electronics specialist Akim Moiseenkov, buddy Job van Nuenen, and the Ableton cracks Menno Keij and Hidde de Jong together designed programs, routings and new controllers. These enable adding the digital layer of my modular Hammond as a completely new domain to the already more developed analogue possibilities. We are not nearly close to the finish line yet but as we do want to share the progress so far, image and sound samples will follow soon. It’s really spectacular!

As it is so important to me to stay up to date on technological developments, my earlier releases from the nineties can now be heard again on all streaming services. Additionally, I would like to tell you all that an official (hard- and soft) release of our New Hammond Sound Project will be presented during the kick-off of D-Sound! This is the series developed in co-production with the Energiehuis and the Kunstmin, both in Dordrecht, which will take off on November 14. More from this series will be organised in 2020, so definitely stay tuned. 

Now, as you can read, a lot of excitement has happened this past month. This summer, I will just continue working as I feel I’m on a roll and goods things seem to just keep coming along. Not that I mind doing that, but if you are lucky enough to relish the sun either at home or on holiday: enjoy!

Parade, Jazz in Duketown Den Bosch . Photo by Erik van den Akker

Parade, Jazz in Duketown Den Bosch . Photo by Erik van den Akker

In September, the second New(s) Sound will be released – which you can subscribe to by the way – so see you then!

Carlo

Jordi, me & Job’s visuals in 360, Energiehuis Dordrecht

Jordi, me & Job’s visuals in 360, Energiehuis Dordrecht