News

- Creative Arts Practicioner in Residence Trinity College (TLRH) October 2016 - August 2017 | Dublin, Ireland | Writing/performing a music/theatre performance (practice as research) | www.tcd.ie/fellowships/2016/maarten-rischen.php
- Musical director/ composer for Broadcasting Girls July-August 2016 | Movie | Shenzhen, China
- Composition Hidden Wu June-October 2016 | Contemporary theatre/dance | Svitlana Zavialova | Premiered in Artron Centre Los Angeles, tour scheduled for Asia | www.svitlanazavialova.com
- Opening new music school/ recording studio Shenzhen (China) | May 2016 | www.maartenrischen.nl
- Artist in Residence Banff Centre, Canada November-December 2015 | www.banffcentre.ca
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Portfolio

Shaking Godspeed - S/T

cd
2009
Rough Trade Distribution

bass, organ, production, mix

De Dansers/ Theater Strahl - ROSES

coproduction De Dansers, Utrecht & Theater Strahl, Berlin
contemporary music/dance performance
2013-2014-2015

keys, percussion, sampling, vocals, dancing
winner IKARUS Award 2013 - LINK to jury statement

Knalland - Knalland

cd
2013
Rough Trade Distribution

Composition & arrangement (tracks #9, track #10), keys (tracks #4, #9, #10, #11, #12), guitar (tracks #9, #10)

PIPS:LAB - Aire d'Assevillers

musical theatre performance
2014

composition, keys, guitar, sampling, performance

Blown Away 'private concerts'

improv installation/ performance at Blown Away festival Amsterdam

keys, guitar, composition, performance

Shaking Godspeed - AWE

cd/vinyl
2010
Suburban Records/ Quadrofoon

drums, composition, production, mix

Tommy Ebben & The Small Town Villains - Dreamless Slumbers

cd
2010
Goomah Records/ Excelsior/ V2

keys, recording, production

Knalland

live performances @ opening night Vredenburg Utrecht, mainstage Bevrijdingsfestival, Domkerk Utrecht, Tivoli and more

keys, composition

Rex vs Meisje

musical theatre performance
2012
PUP Concepts

composition, keys, performance

Tommy Ebben - Old Masters Painted These Moments

cd
2009

keys, arrangement, production, mix

Shaking Godspeed - Hoera

cd/ vinyl
2012
Suburban Records/ Quadrofoon

drums, composition

Lawn - Silver

cd
2008
Sonny Weissmuller Records

bass guitar

Tommy Ebben & The Small Town Villains - A Whisper To Arms

cd
2011
Goomah Records/ Excelsior/ V2

keys, arrangement

Tg Hunden - Maanman

musical theatre performance
2013

keys, percussion, composition, performance

Shaking Godspeed - Welcome Back Wolf

cd/vinyl
2014
Suburban Records/ Quadrofoon

drums, composition

Knalland - Volhard

cd
2014
Rough Trade Distribution

keys, composition

Jam de la Creme

improvisational music performances
2011 - 2013

keys, drums

Codarts Circus - Follow Me

musical circus performance
2012

composition, performance, keys, drums, samples

Krause

keys, live performances

Little Big Ginger - Asylum

cd
2014

production, mix

Cynbel - S/T

cd
2014

production, mix
Undercover

Undercover Sessions

tribute sessions at Wilhelmina Pakhuis Amsterdam, De Hip Deventer and Zwarte Cross Lichtenvoorde 2010 - 2014

The Doors (keys)
Rolling Stones (keys)
Muse (keys, guitar)
ELO (drums)
Oasis (drums)
Queen (keys)

Affligem

short musical/ dance theatre performance, promotional for Affligem
Amsterdam, 2014
in cooperation with Pup Concepts, Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts

composition of all music

Little Big Ginger - FOX

cd
2013

production, mix

Vodafone - The Race

tv commercial Vodafone 2012-2013

composition, production

--> see "Audio/Video"

Vodafone - Fietsen

tv commercial Vodafone 2012 - 2013

co-composition, recording, keys, production

--> see "Audio/Video"

Shaking Godspeed

Wild Romance (movie)

movie and live performances, 2006

- portraying the role of guitar player Dany Lademacher
- some promotional live performances (Amsterdam ArenA, Paradiso, and more)

--> IMDB

Plastic Halo - The Time Is Right (But What's Left Of It?)

cd
2008

guitar, keys, arrangement, production, recording

Codarts Circus - I Only Want You

musical circus performance
2015

composition, performance, keys, drums, samples

Reviews & other press

→"You won't find anything more authentic - nor better - in Holland." - OOR Magazine about AWE (Dutch) →"Exciting and adventurous. Bursts with self confidence. 8/10." - Rock Tribune about Welcome Back Wolf (Dutch) →"And we have a winner! 92/100." - UP Magazine about AWE (Dutch) →"Dirty, sonic, virtuosic" - LFL Magazine about Welcome Back Wolf (Dutch) →ROSES winner Ikarus Awards 2013 - Jury statement (German) →AWE winner Record Of The Year - Musicfrom.nl (Dutch) →"Maarten Rischen - Multi Instrumentalist" - Interview FRET Magazine (pdf) (Dutch)

About

portrait

Long story short Judging by Maarten Rischen’s portfolio it seems he has been on a personal crusade against the Dutch neo-calvinistic attitude, by profiling himself in an ever-expanding multitude of shapes and forms in the musical and artistic field.

But it's a profound curiosity in - and untamable drive to explore – all possible means of genuine expression a man can have in his short life, that made him frantically bounce around from one instrument to the other, from smelly punk rock stages to the grandeur of the modern dance theatre, and everything in between. →Short story long

Video Resume & CV