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

Announcements, Aspirations & Airconditioning

My World of Hammond (1)

It was a busy week: the announcement of both the renewed Hammond bachelor & master course at Codarts and a Hammond Event on March 10, which I will organise. The event will contain a program with, among others, Hammond students, NewHammondSound' Jordi Geuens and Sjaak van Oosterhout (about Hammond technology).

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 both 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 I. We believe it will be a very special sounding project!

My ‘buddy’ Jordi Geuens and I are mixing four original songs we've recorded last summer in my former Geertruidenberg studio. Although we're no mix-pro's, Jordi almost is though, we try to achieve our New Hammond Sound: modern, dynamic, simply a big sounding duo. We'll finish the mixes soon together with our trusted engineer Theo Janssen. I also got to work on all the video-stuff too - with a little help from another buddy, Job van Nuenen. However, since everyone is super busy, it might take some time before everything is ready to be released…

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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, let alone imagining that this would be just the first part of a story. Still, a lot has yet to be done (adding all the right references and more stuff), but this is A BIG step for this musician over here!

Don't be too shy to message me,

Carlo

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