Christiaan De Jong
Christiaan De Jong


September 2008

Christiaan  De  Jong  

composer, flute

Christiaan de Jong (Rotterdam, 1960), is an allround composer / musician with experience in playing all kinds of music, from authentique barroque to tango, from flamenco to contemporary composed and improvised music and jazz. He is based in Barcelona and Amserdam.
He composed music for one instrument solo with or without electronics, up to chambermusic,   orchestral works and music for big band, dance projects and theatre or his own "animated scores".

He composed for: Ralph van Raat, Harry Sparnaay, Orkest De Volharding, Trio Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica, Duo Daniel Ahlert & Birgit Schwab, Grupo Circulo, Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Duo Matthijs Koene & Stefan Gerritsen, Duo Wiek Hijmans & Anna McMichael,   Barcelona Percussion Group,  Marcel Worms, Sound of Colors Ensemble +Beatrice Voellmy, Ensemble BB, Kaida,   Ensamble Rosario, Ensemble Sizzle and Ensemble Aret¯.

As a fluteplayer Christiaan de Jong uses the Eva Kingma system 1/4 tone flute which permits him to play easily microtonal tone music, used in so many "etnic" music cultures, jazz and contemporary western composed music. He plays the barroque tranverse flute both in barroque and contemporary  music. De Jong started out as a classical guitar player, but now also plays the electric guitar in both jazz and chambermusic settings. The electric guitar can have an almost classical sound  but extend to the most extreme heavy metal sounds quitte easily. He likes to mix improvisational elements and very defined composed parts and often uses electronic backgrounds as well.

He performed concerts playing mainly his own music and improvisation  with Markus Stockhausen and Tara Bouman, Jorrit Dijkstra, Riccardo Massari,   Michael Svoboda, Luc Houtkamp, Frances Marie Uitti, Wiek Hijmans,  J. M¯ Balany¯, Ananda Sukarlan, Robert Dick, Harry Sparnaay, Garth Knox, Wolter Wierbos, Ere Lievonen and many other fine musicians..

He conducted many professional and youth orquestras, involving written music and improvisation.

He founded various ensembles like Trio Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica (=Mediterrani Art Ensemble),  Intelligent Sound Ensembe and  Globus Ensemble

He played as electric guitar soloist with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona, the Dutch group "Insomnio", the Madrid group "Circulo".

He is founder and director of Projecte Internacional d'Influ¯ncies Musicals

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