Jozef van Wissem
  • Classical
  • Dutch composer and lutenist Jozef van Wissem is devoted to what he terms "The Liberation of the Lute". Taking an experimental approach to Renaissance and Baroque forms of lute music, his compositions for the instrument have involved a dynamic mix of conceptual, minimalist, classical and improvisational strategies, seamlessly bridging the language of 17th century music with that of the 21st, without compromising the timbre and resonance of traditional lute playing techniques.

    He is one half of the duo Brethren of the Free Spirit along with James Blackshaw, and has also collaborated with Jim Jarmusch, Keiji Haino and Tetuzi Akiyama amongst others.

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