"Necessity is the mother of invention." - Frank Zappa

Bram Stadhouders (1987, Tilburg, Netherlands), started learning guitar from his father at age 6, which was the beginning of a blossoming career in music. Coming from a background of classical music and jazz, at age 17 he started to discover his highly personal view of music which often combines live electronics, classical musicians and free improvisation. He produced 14 albums under his own name, and appears on more than 8 albums as a sideman. He studied Electronic Music at the HKU, and a Master in Classical Composition in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He worked with improvisation masters such as Sidsel Endresen, Jim Black, Wolfert Brederode, Grzech Piotrowski. He also worked with World Music musicians like Urna, Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Bulgarian Choir Angelite. He won the “Young VIP Award”, “North Sea Jazz Composition Assignment”, “BIMhuis Carte Blanche”, and 7 other awards. He produced projects with the famous Netherlands Chamber Choir and classical tenor Sebastian Brouwer. He played on a guitar made of “ice” with Norwegian Terje Isungset. With Joost Lijbaart and Sanne Rambags he played in countries such as Mali, Colombia, Mexico, India, China. He’s on a continuous journey to unexplored territory, never settling for the known, always looking forward.

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Miin Triuwa (vinyl)
Under the Surface
Miin Triuwa
Under the Surface
Trinity
Joost Lijbaart / Sanne Rambags / Bram Stadhouders / Under the Surface
Big Barrel Organ
Bram Stadhouders
Under the Surface
Joost Lijbaart / Sanne Rambags / Bram Stadhouders
Monasteria
Stadhouders & Strootman