Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer, and poet. He has performed on all continents. Although he started at university for mathematics and musicology, he never finished and, in the 1970s, took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From 2000 on, Blonk began to work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. His renewed interest in mathematics has set him on researching the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.
- Poet’s website
- Keynote Dialogues Review 18 September 2013.
- Jaap Speak & Blonk Jazz” by Paul Dutton. Coda. May/June 2002.
Seminar with Charles Amirkhanian | November 10, 2004
Reading with Charles Amirkhanian | November 10, 2004