QUOTES on Stormvogel

“You are more Bulgarian than my own brother!” 
• Theodossi Spassov (Bulgary) kaval flute master, composer, artist

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“Le debut de Matter of Time est une pure merveille, c’est dans la lignee de Spiegel d’Arvo Pärt, tout dire avec rien, mais ce rien contient tout, de par sa vibration et sa composition.” 
• Jannick Top (France) bassist, composer, Magma

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“It was a great pleasure Maestro! I hope I can join again in the future. You are a magnificent keyboardplayer and composer!” 
• Joe Bowie (USA) vocalist, trombonist, Defunkt

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“Not often one meets an acclaimed foreign jazz pianist who is familiar with Scottisch History!” 
• Tommy Smith (Scotland) tenor saxophonist, composer, professor

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“Storm and I are like real twins. We were born on the same day; we both had groups called Alter Ego; we both are keyboardists; and, despite the fact that we live far away from each other and play differently, we obviously follow the same spirit of creativity. 
That’s why we can play together easily.” 
• Roman Stolyar (Russia) pianist

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“The Last Decade… We think it’s very good.” 
• Francis Linon (France) manager & sound director, Magma

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“Thank you Storm, for your fidelity.” 
• Stella Vander (France) singer & producer, Magma

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“Storm hits keys you never knew existed – bull’s eye sounds!” 
• Aad van Nieuwkerk (The Netherlands) anchorman Radio 6, VPRO

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“The most fantastic pianist in The Netherlands!” 
• Rob van den Broeck (The Netherlands) pianist, painter

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“Sommige schijnbaar megalomane mensen blijken heel bescheiden, omdat hun prestaties de door henzelf geschapen verwachtingen overtreffen. Zo iemand is Stormvogel.” 
• René van Delft, (The Netherlands) philosopher, author

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“Zijn bevlogenheid, vermengd met een flinke dosis waanzin, leidt tot immens creatieve erupties… Stormvogel is een vulkaan van kennis!!!” 
• Wieke Aurora Garcia Siezenga (The Netherlands / Galicia) singer, gaiterina, percussionist, artist, Barditus, Alter Ego, BGO

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“Never before, man and miracle encountered this close. Stormvogel, a supernatural storyteller, composer, father, musician, graphic artist, Homo Universalis…
But most important: a loyalist and true friend.” 
• Onno Witte (The Netherlands) drummer Alter Ego, Wildcard, PWS, BGO

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“Stormvogel, een van de meest originele pianisten van Nederland, geworteld in de jazz, funk, rock en wereldmuziek. Altijd spelend met creativiteit, passie en empathie.” 
• Leo Janssen (The Netherlands) saxophonist Metropole, GAEA & BGO

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“There are many extraordinary and remarkable artists on this planet. There is no doubt Stormvogel belongs to this ‘tribe’, as creator as well as performer. However, the difference is his excellence in many lines of work, all pretty much related to art. 
A great ear (music), eye (design), eloquent (language), intellectual and known for his encyclopedic knowledge. Qualities which he seems to effortlessly pairs together in an eclectic and sometimes inimitable way.” 
• Jeroen Pek (The Netherlands / France) flutist, composer, PitchWhiteStorm

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“The magnificent Stormvogel, magician in music and thinking. Keyboardplayer with rich fantasy and significant acrobatic skills, always in search of new boundaries in music.” • Jasper de Beer (The Netherlands) bass player, leader Naked Ears

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“Stormvogel is een held, zowel in het doorzagen van mensen over Magma, als iedereen -van de jazzrockliefhebber tot de totale leek, die geen idee heeft waar hij nu weer beland is-, in muzikale extase te brengen.” • Angelo Boltini (The Netherlands) guitarist Alter Ego

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“A great composer for dancers, I loved to work with with him. I always felt he was my ‘soulbrother’, and that went both ways for sure!” • Dagmar Holsträter (Germany) dancer, choreographer, Faut Pas Ballet, Eemsaga

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“Yes, finally, Bitches Brew revisited!” • Jeroen de Valk (The Netherlands) journalist, author (on Chet Baker)

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“Stormvogel heeft aan een halve vraag genoeg, om een wereld van antwoorden te geven, zowel verbaal als muzikaal.” • Willem Wits (The Netherlands) artist, drummer Herman van Veen, Alumnus Jazz Factor

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“Een van die zeldzame vogels die gierende nieuwsgierigheid combineren met hun in alle hoeken van het luchtruim verzamelde schatten aan bijna krankzinnig particuliere en boven alle twijfel zwevende waarheden.” • René van Delft, (The Netherlands) philosopher, author

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“At first I thought he was crazy, but since I have internet, I know he was right about the Bilderberg all along”. • Brancka (The Netherlands) singer

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“Stormvogel, crazy guy, gifted with so many skills and talents: Writer, composer, draughtsman, designer and outstanding keyboard player. an incredible storyteller and historian as well. Most of all a loyal friend for 25 years.” • Karsten van Straten (The Netherlands) Drkrst Konfederaaht, drummer Alter Ego, Barditus

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“Funny, honest, very clever, inspiring person and my soulmate on many levels. In a poor artistic era like this, musicians, composers and artists like Stormvogel are highly needed. Unfortunately there’s only one.” • Robin Boer (The Netherlands) Borïk Konfederaaht, synthesizerist, LDV

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“The Homo Ludens Stormvogel proves to be the chef of his own cuisine, by flavoring things up with an undeniable and unavoidable dose of humor. Humor which is very much rooted in absurdity. With this in mind it can’t come as a surprise that the spirit of the ’70’s of the last century is one of his main sources of inspiration.” • Jeroen Pek (The Netherlands) flute player, composer PitchWhiteStorm

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“Stormvogel: true hero, true genius, true synth nerd, true friend.” • Jett Rebel (The Netherlands) artist, Alumnus Jazz Factor

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“Amazing.”
• James MacGaw (France) guitarist Magma

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“For my project, Storm is the preferred keyboard player of choise. I ask him whenever he’s available. He is versatile, professional, well prepared and creative. Knows when to comp and when to shine, which he does brightly.”
• Robert Housefield AKA Remmert Velthuis, singer/guitarist

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“Met die gast wil ik nooit meer spelen!” 
• Gijs Hendriks, saxofonist, clown

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“Ik wilde met je spelen, maar nou niet meer!” • Han Bennink, drummer, clown (na het zien van de Magma ketting)