Music

The way I compose my music is strongly influenced by my job as piano player accompanying dance lessons. From the beginning of this job my music was 100% improvisation, though I prefer calling it instant composing. I developed this way of playing to follow closely all the dance movements with my music and in this way I was able to support every dance exercise with the appropriate music. This way of playing was most effective with modern dance which resulted in more jazz-like music. When accompanying classic ballet lessons I tried to mimic a classical style of playing. I could do this thanks to my classical education at a young age.

Another influence were the various bands I played in. The style of these bands covered a broad musical spectrum: soft folk music, blues, hard rock, jazz, symphonic rock and experimental electronic music. I'm also influenced by ambient and minimal music.

When "composing" my music I use the method described above. I just start improvising and when I like it, it becomes the basis of a piece of music. Then I start extending the piece and adding various sounds and/or instruments. This is a rather time consuming method, because extending the music is most of time also based on improvisation or just trial and error, rejecting many trials!

On this website you can listen to some of my most recent pieces of music. BTW, my artist name is SWB, which are just my initials and explains my logo.

Photography
My interest in photography started when I did a course of architectural photography when studying Architecture. After that course I was really hooked and spend a lot of time in the darkroom! During my lifetime I took thousands of pictures, mainly on my holidays, first with an analog camera, after that with a digital one. Probably because of my background in Architecture a recurring interest has always been pictures of structures and repeating patterns. On my website I show some of these kind of pictures beside a few other images.

Video
My job as piano player accompanying dance lessons forced me to continuously translate movement into music. So in a way of a new challenge I recently did set my mind to making music video's in which music and (image) movement complement each other. But one needs the proper tools and skills to produce such video's. Lately I did learn the basic skills and was able to "compose" my first music video. My interest in abstract organic art is reflected in my videos.

This website is a showcase of my music, video's and pictures

Music

The way I compose my music is strongly influenced by my job as piano player accompanying dance lessons. From the beginning of this job my music was 100% improvisation, though I prefer calling it instant composing. I developed this way of playing to follow closely all the dance movements with my music and in this way I was able to support every dance exercise with the appropriate music. This way of playing was most effective with modern dance which resulted in more jazz-like music. When accompanying classic ballet lessons I tried to mimic a classical style of playing. I could do this thanks to my classical education at a young age.

Another influence were the various bands I played in. The style of these bands covered a broad musical spectrum: soft folk music, blues, hard rock, jazz, symphonic rock and experimental electronic music. I'm also influenced by ambient and minimal music.

When "composing" my music I use the method described above. I just start improvising and when I like it, it becomes the basis of a piece of music. Then I start extending the piece and adding various sounds and/or instruments. This is a rather time consuming method, because extending the music is most of time also based on improvisation or just trial and error, rejecting many trials!

On this website you can listen to some of my most recent pieces of music. BTW, my artist name is SWB, which are just my initials and explains my logo.

Photography
My interest in photography started when I did a course of architectural photography when studying Architecture. After that course I was really hooked and spend a lot of time in the darkroom! During my lifetime I took thousands of pictures, mainly on my holidays, first with an analog camera, after that with a digital one. Probably because of my background in Architecture a recurring interest has always been pictures of structures and repeating patterns. On my website I show some of these kind of pictures beside a few other images.

Video
My job as piano player accompanying dance lessons forced me to continuously translate movement into music. So in a way of a new challenge I recently did set my mind to making music video's in which music and (image) movement complement each other. But one needs the proper tools and skills to produce such video's. Lately I did learn the basic skills and was able to "compose" my first music video. My interest in abstract organic art is reflected in my videos.

This website is a showcase of my music, video's and pictures

Music

The way I compose my music is strongly influenced by my job as piano player accompanying dance lessons. From the beginning of this job my music was 100% improvisation, though I prefer calling it instant composing. I developed this way of playing to follow closely all the dance movements with my music and in this way I was able to support every dance exercise with the appropriate music. This way of playing was most effective with modern dance which resulted in more jazz-like music. When accompanying classic ballet lessons I tried to mimic a classical style of playing. I could do this thanks to my classical education at a young age.

Another influence were the various bands I played in. The style of these bands covered a broad musical spectrum: soft folk music, blues, hard rock, jazz, symphonic rock and experimental electronic music. I'm also influenced by ambient and minimal music.

When "composing" my music I use the method described above. I just start improvising and when I like it, it becomes the basis of a piece of music. Then I start extending the piece and adding various sounds and/or instruments. This is a rather time consuming method, because extending the music is most of time also based on improvisation or just trial and error, rejecting many trials!

On this website you can listen to some of my most recent pieces of music. BTW, my artist name is SWB, which are just my initials and explains my logo.

Photography
My interest in photography started when I did a course of architectural photography when studying Architecture. After that course I was really hooked and spend a lot of time in the darkroom! During my lifetime I took thousands of pictures, mainly on my holidays, first with an analog camera, after that with a digital one. Probably because of my background in Architecture a recurring interest has always been pictures of structures and repeating patterns. On my website I show some of these kind of pictures beside a few other images.

Video
My job as piano player accompanying dance lessons forced me to continuously translate movement into music. So in a way of a new challenge I recently did set my mind to making music video's in which music and (image) movement complement each other. But one needs the proper tools and skills to produce such video's. Lately I did learn the basic skills and was able to "compose" my first music video. My interest in abstract organic art is reflected in my videos.

This website is a showcase of my music, video's and pictures

Music

The way I compose my music is strongly influenced by my job as piano player accompanying dance lessons. From the beginning of this job my music was 100% improvisation, though I prefer calling it instant composing. I developed this way of playing to follow closely all the dance movements with my music and in this way I was able to support every dance exercise with the appropriate music. This way of playing was most effective with modern dance which resulted in more jazz-like music. When accompanying classic ballet lessons I tried to mimic a classical style of playing. I could do this thanks to my classical education at a young age.

Another influence were the various bands I played in. The style of these bands covered a broad musical spectrum: soft folk music, blues, hard rock, jazz, symphonic rock and experimental electronic music. I'm also influenced by ambient and minimal music.

When "composing" my music I use the method described above. I just start improvising and when I like it, it becomes the basis of a piece of music. Then I start extending the piece and adding various sounds and/or instruments. This is a rather time consuming method, because extending the music is most of time also based on improvisation or just trial and error, rejecting many trials!

On this website you can listen to some of my most recent pieces of music. BTW, my artist name is SWB, which are just my initials and explains my logo.

Photography
My interest in photography started when I did a course of architectural photography when studying Architecture. After that course I was really hooked and spend a lot of time in the darkroom! During my lifetime I took thousands of pictures, mainly on my holidays, first with an analog camera, after that with a digital one. Probably because of my background in Architecture a recurring interest has always been pictures of structures and repeating patterns. On my website I show some of these kind of pictures beside a few other images.

Video
My job as piano player accompanying dance lessons forced me to continuously translate movement into music. So in a way of a new challenge I recently did set my mind to making music video's in which music and (image) movement complement each other. But one needs the proper tools and skills to produce such video's. Lately I did learn the basic skills and was able to "compose" my first music video. My interest in abstract organic art is reflected in my videos.

This website is a showcase of my music, video's and pictures

Music

The way I compose my music is strongly influenced by my job as piano player accompanying dance lessons. From the beginning of this job my music was 100% improvisation, though I prefer calling it instant composing. I developed this way of playing to follow closely all the dance movements with my music and in this way I was able to support every dance exercise with the appropriate music. This way of playing was most effective with modern dance which resulted in more jazz-like music. When accompanying classic ballet lessons I tried to mimic a classical style of playing. I could do this thanks to my classical education at a young age.

Another influence were the various bands I played in. The style of these bands covered a broad musical spectrum: soft folk music, blues, hard rock, jazz, symphonic rock and experimental electronic music. I'm also influenced by ambient and minimal music.

When "composing" my music I use the method described above. I just start improvising and when I like it, it becomes the basis of a piece of music. Then I start extending the piece and adding various sounds and/or instruments. This is a rather time consuming method, because extending the music is most of time also based on improvisation or just trial and error, rejecting many trials!

On this website you can listen to some of my most recent pieces of music. BTW, my artist name is SWB, which are just my initials and explains my logo.

Photography
My interest in photography started when I did a course of architectural photography when studying Architecture. After that course I was really hooked and spend a lot of time in the darkroom! During my lifetime I took thousands of pictures, mainly on my holidays, first with an analog camera, after that with a digital one. Probably because of my background in Architecture a recurring interest has always been pictures of structures and repeating patterns. On my website I show some of these kind of pictures beside a few other images.

Video
My job as piano player accompanying dance lessons forced me to continuously translate movement into music. So in a way of a new challenge I recently did set my mind to making music video's in which music and (image) movement complement each other. But one needs the proper tools and skills to produce such video's. Lately I did learn the basic skills and was able to "compose" my first music video. My interest in abstract organic art is reflected in my videos.

This website is a showcase of my music, video's and pictures