Ad Wammes, composer
Ad Wammes: Biography
Ad Wammes (1953) studied composition with Ton de Leeuw, Theo Loevendie and Klaas de Vries, piano with Edith Lateiner-Grosz and electronic music with Ton Bruynèl.
He played keyboards with the symphonic rock group Finch.
Between 1983 and 1985 he wrote the music for 5 Sesame Street albums.
From 1986 to 2002 he realised the music (composing, playing and recording) of 35 serials for TeleacNOT.
In recent years he has concentrated more and more on composing "concert music".
His piece for organ "Miroir" meant his international breakthrough. It is being played all over the world by such renowned organists as Thomas Trotter, David Sanger and John Scott and has already been recorded 13 times on CD. In 2007 Boosey and Hawkes published a reissue.
Commissions from Norway (Aqua Messe) and England (Orgelbüchlein project) followed.
Compositions for piano were published by Schott and De Haske.
In 2012 Boosey & Hawkes published two new works for organ "Toccata Chromatica" and "Ride in a High-Speed Train" followed by "Interludes" in 2014.
His works for accordion are being published exclusively by Jetelina .
Recently “The Lorenz Corporation” published ‘Triptych’ an album for chamber organ.
In 2016 Schott will publish an album for piano and "Riveder le stelle" (a work for mixed choir and organ, which was commissioned by The Cathedral of Uppsala-Sweden).