Ton de Leeuw


Antonius Wilhelmus Adrianus de Leeuw (1926-1996) was a Dutch composer well known for his experiments with micro-tonality and spatial aspects.

Taught by Olivier Messiaen and others, and influenced by Béla Bartók, Leeuw was a teacher at the University of Amsterdam and, later, a professor of composition and electronic music at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam from 1959 to 1986. He studied ethnomusicology and had a lifelong interest in "transculturation".

Early Electronic Music in the Netherlands

HAU1, Mon 27.01.2014, 15:00

Lecture by Kees Tazelaar with performances and sound diffusions of pieces by Jan Boerman, Ton de Leeuw, Henk Badings, Dick Raaijmakers, Jaap Spek, Tom Dissevelt, Edgard Varèse, Ton Bruynèl, Will Eisma, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Kees Tazelaar, Tom Dissevelt, Luc Döbereiner