Willem Boogman



Born in 1955 and grew up near the river IJssel (Netherlands).
Philosophy at the University of Utrecht for a year (1974-75).
Started study composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Peter Schat and Louis Andriessen) and completed it with Ton de Leeuw at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam in 1983.
Participated from 1980 to 1984 in the Asko Ensemble’s Workshop Project, a collaboration between instrumentalists and composers: my ›real‹ school. Got to know music in its broadest range, from the inside and from the outside.
Impressed by Stockhausen’s theoretical work, Varèse’s music and Mondrian’s paintings. Ways to be found in the fundamentals of music and sound.
Starting points: ideas that are directly related to today's life or to existing music. Playing with the unknown.
Main constituents of the work: transformations of musical entities, including their occurrence, bloom and decay in space.