Born: December 6, 1968 Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor/leader
Dutch adventurous keyboardist / composer / bandleader Stormvogel (*1968, Baarn) is mainly active in the field of modern electroacoustic jazz, worldfusion and (progressive) jazzrock. Besides his own groups Alter Ego Jazzbarock Consort, Bohemian Groove Orchestra and Global Alternative Energy Attack, he is (or has been) a leading member in groups like Lucas van Merwijk's Music Machine, Onno Witte's Wildcard, Wieke Garcia Group, Pitch White Storm, Phaedra, SaraLee and Planetary Citizen. One of his main qualities is his use of analoge synthesizers and vintage keyboards.
Stormvogel performed in The Netherlands and abroad with (inter-)nationally renowned artists like Theodosii Spassov, Lucas van Merwijk, Niladri Kumar, Roman Stolyar, Tineke Postma, Chander Sardjoe, Oene van Geel, Rob van den Broeck, Ben van den Dungen, Saskia Laroo, Alexander Beets, Jeroen Pek, Onno Witte, David de Marez Oyens, Ruud Breuls, Eef Albers and many others. Stormvogel also composes and produces music for films and ballets. Since 2007 he works with Vraja Sundari Keilman (Samadhi Dance Company).
Besides being a musician, Stormvogel works (or has been working) as an author, graphical artist and designer, journalist, historian, (theatre) producer, teacher, poet and organizer of concerts and festivals. Stormvogel runs his own company STAB (music, text, art & design) and is the main force behind the yearly crossover event Festival de Muzen. Besides this, Stormvogel is (or has been) regularly assigned by Maxanter Records, Artishock Jazz, Amersfoort Jazzfestival, JazzNL Foundation, Fontys Young Musicians Academy Tilburg, OWME Records et al.
JAZZBAROCK Inspired by all kinds of jazz, jazzrock, prog, rockopera, zeuhl, medieval and classical, electronical vintage, concrete and (indo-european) traditional music, but also ska, funk and blues, Stormvogel invented 'Jazzbarock', which he performs with his group Alter Ego Jazzbarock Consort. The music, mainly based on odd-meter unisono ostinato principles, decorated with odd-scaled melodic mantra's, is often accompanied by an occult medievalogic context and theatre. The music is of modular structure (meaning: the movements and modules can be played in different order each performance).
FESTIVAL DE MUZEN Since the mid nineties Stormvogel is the main force behind crossover events in his region, resulting in medieval mysteryplays and crossover events. With his 'Festival de Muzen', Stormvogel yearly presents an adventurous programme in the field of modern creative jazz, electroacoustic jazz, worldfusion, jazzrock, musique concrete and improvised music. since 2009 located at the yearly Amersfoort International Jazz Festival, Stromvogel invites some of the finest musicians from the Dutch scene into the Bohemian Groove Orchestra, to perform with guest soloists and international artists from the JazzNL event Gateway to Global Jazz.
GAEA In 2012 he founded the free jazzrock project Global Alternative Energy Attack (GAEA), inviting the finest masters of Dutch fusion, like Ruud Breuls, Leo Janssen, Arno van Nieuwenhuize, David de Marez Oyens and Peter Tiehuis (mainly from the Metropole Orchestra).
Awards:Amer Award 2005
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students