Aart de Jong


Aart_de_Jong_Teacher Codarts“To me, the line between music and technology is a vast, colourful landscape with great variety of vegetation, in which playing and performing meet sound and experience. In this landscape, technology serves creativity, and creativity is propelled by technology. In this landscape, music and technology are intertwined.
I will not be classified as a musician, nor as a technician. I am very active in music production, but I am mainly a thinker. The question ‘why?’ is in fact equal to ‘why not!?”

(Photo: Johan Breij)


A five star review in ‘de Volkskrant’ (Dutch newspaper) for a CD production and an email from a mastering studio saying there were tracks to which they had nothing to add.


Why do you believe students should come to Codarts?

“Students have a team of tremendously driven and experienced teachers, both within and outside the education programme. The school has a good atmosphere; open and personal. I feel this is a condition for creative development.”

What are you going to teach them?

“How to make the musical ideas in your head be heard. During the Home Recording course, you will learn to translate an image in your head to your speakers, and to manipulate this to sound just like the image in your head.”

How are you going to do this?

"You will do this! I will coach you, and I will show you the Tips & Tricks."