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Jetse de Jong

Jetse de Jong (1997) is a Dutch pianist and composer. After hearing the joyful Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino at a very young age, Jetse decided to become a pianist. Active both as a sideman and leader he performed concerts, appeared on radio and television in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland and New Zealand. He is fascinated by the authentic quality of folk song, classical music and the endless possibilities of improvisation which becomes evident in his way of composing and playing. From 15 years old he studied at the conservatory of Arnhem and Amsterdam, participating in the young talent programmes of both schools before entering the bachelor course of the Conservatory of Amsterdam

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Maarten Regtien

Maarten Regtien (1963) started playing classical piano at the age of seven. In 1975 he was introduced to the nearby living (province of Groningen, the Netherlands) Canadian jazz saxofonist and composer Alan Laurillard who introduced M. Regtien to jazz and improvisation. During adolescence his musical taste started to grow towards 'anything new and unheard-of before.' This period included creating prepared piano's and tape experiments many years before he heard the music of John Cage or Brian Eno for the first time. Favorite music in the schoolgooing years was the early psychedelic music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles' White Album, free jazz, cool jazz, bebop, early Philip Glass minimal music and above all master pianists Keith Jarret and Jasper Van't Hoff

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Michel Banabila

Michel Banabila, born 1961, is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. His work varies from minimal loop-based electronica, fourth world, and neo-classical pieces, to drones, experimental electronica, tribal ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. His work has been released internationally by labels like Bureau B (DE) and Séance Centre (CA)


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