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

 

CARLO DE WIJS

Carlo de Wijs is one of Europe’s top Hammond organists. The past decades he has been performing with his own formations, including D’WYS & Voices of Soul; and as a soloist with Candy Dulfer’s Funky Stuff, the Benjamin Herman Quartet, Corrie van Binsbergen, Lucas van Merwijk and the Metropole Orkest. He has been sharing the stage with internationally known artists such as Steve Lukather from TOTO, Gary Booker (Procol Harum) and Rhoda Scott. Carlo released his own albums and played on many productions, presented a special Hammond Alive section on Radio 6 and initiated HammondSongbook.com. He is currently active as a teacher and educational developer at Codarts in Rotterdam, while writing his PhD on the history and innovation of the Hammond Organ and setting up the New Hammond Sound Project with drummer Jordi Geuens.

 
 
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New hammond sound project

A place where Hammond, drums, image, dynamics, passion and challenge integrate: New Hammond Sound Project. Here, the history of the unmistakeable Hammond sound, its many colors and appearances, come together with what is brought to us by the current technological era: both a digital and analogue revival of technology.

Jordi Geuens, Job van Nuenen, Theo Janssen & Carlo de Wijs

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modular hammond

In this part I’d like to show you my Modular Hammond hybrid instrument which was developed with Sjaak van Oosterhout from Musifix and several other partners. I’m still playing the Hammondorgan, but with a lot more ways to explore the sound, to control it’s spectrum, to find unusual combinations, to inspire myself and others.

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my world of hammond blog

As you all probably (want to) know I'm a Hammond organist, who loves to develop music, sound and my Hammond modular instruments and is busy doing projects all the time. Besides those projects, I'm currently teaching Hammond at Codarts (conservatory Rotterdam) and am simultaneously doing a PhD research on the history & future of the Hammond organ. It's a lot, I know, and sometimes confusing too. So, since many things are happening at the same time I came up with the idea to write a regularly blog about 'my World of Hammond', to keep a grip on this for both myself and you all. Hope you'll like following this journey too!

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