Andreas is a drummer, a graduate from the Conservatory and one of the pioneers in WOW.
by Marlies Buurman
Can you tell us more about yourself and your work?
Where music meets adventure, character friendship and passion, is me! I play and teach drums and cymbals. I’m interested in any kind of good music, but in terms of artistic freedom mostly improvised music/jazz.
Why are you involved in WOW? What interested you?
After finishing my Bachelor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam I was hoping to find a new inspiring environment, preferably hosting a wide diversity of artist/people from all over the world. Finaly Bureau Broedplaats set me up with WOW – then existing only on paper – and since I didn’t have any place (nor the financial backup) to live, they rushed me through the procedure. Now I’ll be part of a beautiful initiative that intertwines with my vision of an inspiring foundation to work from. WOW acknowledges the importance of creativity and is not only giving space to achieve setting up your workfield, they also motivate and help you get further!
What are you most looking forward to being part of WOW?
The group! I’m positive that there will be a common group feeling and that we’ll all work very hard both separately and together. If we get this going, then we can reach out and share our experience, work and passion, meaning hopefully that others will also feel part of it. WOW…
When is the last time you said “WOW”?
Just did! Saying “WOW” out loud last was during a tour with the Ricciotti Ensemble – the symfonic orchestra that plays everywhere for everyone – when we broke the ‘vliegend op’ record. Time noted from sitting in the tourbus till playing the first note was 1’36″! While setting up we had to shout so the conducter would know if you where ready or not. Woooooooowww wooooow.. Wonder what that’s like? Chaos!
WOW acknowledges the importance of creativity and is not only giving space to achieve setting up your workfield, they also motivate and help you get further!