Carlo de Wijs

World of Hammond organ

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

My World of Hammond (1)

Music, words, Rhoda Scott & Hammond at Codarts

It was a busy week: the announcement of both the renewed Hammond bachelor & master course at Codarts and a Hammond Event on March10 which I will organise (program with Hammond students, NewHammondSound' Jordi Geuens, Sjaak van Oosterhout about Hammond technology & more). Also, a very special chance has occurred: on February 12 I’ll get to interview my first love when it comes to Hammond, Rhoda Scott! It's for my PhD and for Codarts to celebrate our Hammond course. I'm very excited to speak to Rhoda for an hour and half or so. https://youtu.be/oIB2ywz3S9o

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Imagine a 2018 Hammond version of Kraftwerk!  Last Friday we rehearsed with New Hammond Lab: Willem 't Hart, Boye Ingwersen and me. We believe it'll be a very special sounding project.

‘My ‘mate’ Jordi Geuens and I are mixing four original songs we've recorded last summer in my former Geertruidenberg studio. And although we're no mix-pro's (Jordi almost), we try to achieve our New Hammond Sound: modern, dynamic, a big sounding duo. We'll finish the mixes with our trusted engineer Theo Janssen soon and I've also got to work at all the videostuff too with a little help from another buddy Job van Nuenen (but everyone is sooo busy...)

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Yesterday the air-conditioning was installed in my new studio (thanks Alan), yeah. It's not only cooling, but also warming up for when I just sit still and write...because, that's what I’ve been doing most last month: writing, writing and writing for the first chapter of my historic research. I'd never thought of writing 10.000 words for only the first part of a story. Still a lot has yet to be done (add all the right references and more stuff), but this is A BIG step for this musician over here!

Don't be shy to talk to me, Carlo

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