Latest project: Bram Stadhouders & The Big Barrel Organ

Stacks Image 2645
Bram Stadhouders (1987, Netherlands) has continued to refine and deepen his musical signature over the years. He is being considered as one of the leading young improvisers and composers in Europe. Stadhouders' music is navigating on the edges between ambient jazz, artrock, free improvisation, worldly sounds and contemporary composed music. With a special focus on merging classical musicians with improvisers, he has worked with some of the leading names in both fields. His passion for vocals, both improvised and composed, have led him to work with singers like Sidsel Endresen (ECM), Mongolian singer Urna Chahar-Tugchi and the Netherlands Chamber Choir. But also leading instrumentalists like Terje Isungset, Arve Henriksen, Wolfert Brederode, Marcin Wasilewski, Arild Andersen, the Bulgarian Choir Angelite have crossed his journey into new sonic explorations. He initiated the release of over 8 original recordings, some of which are on Challenge Records. The North Sea Jazz Composition Assignment, BIMhuis Carte Blanche, "Take Five Europe" are only a few of the awards he received. His latest work is an epic modern mystery play for an intimate chamber trio with tenor voice, guitar, and as always present in his music: electronics and technology.
with Trio & Netherlands Chamber Choir