Mostly chamber music, a little orchestral and choral music, jazz and arrangements in just about any style you’d care to imagine. A list of works features on his homepage, http://www.knoware.nl/users/jwvand (page no longer exists [JS]). Influenced by such widely different sources as Xenakis, Ligeti, Boulez, Japanese, Indian and African music, and politics (socialism).
Born in The Hague, raised in Oegstgeest. First studied physics, but after one and a half year switched to music. Studied clarinet, saxophone and composition in Utrecht. Now active as music teacher and as translator, editor and writer of software guides.