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'I usually begin by analyzing what instruments do and how their sound is produced.'

Winner Gaudeamus Award 2017

Aart Strootman

Aart Strootman won the Gaudeamus Award in 2017. In 2019 he will return to the Gaudeamus Muziekweek with the commissioned work that he got to wrote for winning the Award. His music can also be heard several times during concerts in concert season 18/19.

The jury of the Gaudeamus Award 2017 said about Strootman: ‘Aart Strootman is a complete original whose sonic invention is an inspiration and who approaches composition with a remarkable freshness, reinventing the sound of each instrument within an ensemble down to the finest detail. A performer, an improviser, an inventor and a unique composer.’

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