Oscar van DillenNL

With specialist studies in Classical North Indian and Medieval music as well as training in Jazz, World- and Classical Western music, theory and composition, Rotterdam composer Oscar van Dillen has a broad background on which to draw both in his works and as a professor of music at Codarts University for the Arts. With Mathematics and Architecture among his other studies, he can be regarded as a specialist with a universalist background. He was acclaimed as "a knowledgeable polyglot and a philantropic world citizen" when he served on the international board of directors of Wikimedia, the foundation behind Wikipedia. Oscar van Dillen's musical works are being performed worldwide. Perhaps the Chamber-Symphony de Stad is his best known work, recorded in 2003 in Germany with the composer conducting the work. In The Netherlands he worked with film directors Pieter Jan Smit and Adriaan Lokman. His collaboration with Clive Holden goes back to the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005. After a screening of Trains of Winnipeg their first encounter immediately led to a frank and lively discussion. This inspiring first meeting gradually developed into a close friendship, and since 2007 they have been working on Utopia Suite, of which 2 Cameras @ Sea is the latest production.

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Oscar van Dillen