the first place I am a Choral
Conductor. I studied conducting at the Royal Conservatory of
with Frans Moonen, Jan Boogaarts and Lucas Vis.
Music Website you'll find my resume, a list of the repertoire
I conducted. Also you'll find information about me as composer
and arranger of Choral Music.
maintain a website in Dutch on Lortzing
and Biedermeier-style and a website about the Opera's
of Albert Lortzing, also in Dutch. If you are interested in
you can subscribe to my Albert
studied Musicology at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. As a
I am interested in the German composer Albert Lortzing and his
for the history of Opera. So, I designed the "Albert
Lortzing Website". The core of this website is written in
but the documentation is, due to the subject, in German.
man and his music may seem a bit in conflict with most of my other
in life, but you may look at that as another part of my dynamic,
French-Dutch flutist, composer and flute-maker Louis
Drouet was the subject of my masters thesis. Drouet was a
who traveled and performed everywhere in Europe, and worked at
court. I've transcribed my work in html and put it on my
Apart from a few quotes it is in Dutch and will not be updated.
am also a music teacher at the Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The
Of course, teaching is not always easy, but most of the time it is fun.
It is always a challenge to try to get young people's interest in music
beyond the limitations of the hit charts.
a teacher I combine my job with my addiction to the web, and put a lot
of materials for my students on my
website. My plans for this year are to make it more
interactive, so I'm working on an Electronic Learning Environment,
using the MOODLE-script. Visit
it and let me know if you have suggestions to improve it.
as a musician should be enough to fill my life, but I'm not satisfied
that alone. I'm working on pages on the following subjects for this
but Time, my most important value, is the only limitation to all my
technology will make life more interesting and we may have the
to transcend our limitations as human beings. That's why I became
or rather, Extropianism.
the earth is the cradle of humankind, it is now time to get out of the
cradle and colonize space - to paraphrase the Russian scientist
Tsiolkovsky. Mars may be a good place to start. I'm a member of the Dutch
Chapter of the Mars Society. At my Space
Colonization Website you'll find some recycled news from the
web, and a short article in Dutch about why
we should go to Mars.
like molecular nanotechnology, genetic engineering, reverse aging and
other planets will alter our society and eventually humankind
arise (and, in fact, do already concern some luddites) about ethics,
and property rights. Although many people will ask for a strong
regulation, I am optimistic enough to think that human beings have the
best chance to develop their full potential if they are free. Freedom
to me: having full controll of and being fully responsible for your
and the produce of your labour.
Hmm, at first
sight this may seem very obvious, but translating it to a couple
-isms you may wind up with Libertarianism
purpose of life is to delay, avoid and eventually reverse death.
life is good, I'm very reluctant to die. According to the deathclock
I still have many years to live, but nevertheless I have decided to
with my fate and to sign up for cryonic suspension. It is an
procedure to suspend human life, with the hope to be revived in the
a member of the
Institute and the Immortalist
Society. I maintain a website
on cryonics in Dutch, especially for my countrymen.