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Dick Raaymakers

Dutch composer

Died when: 83 years 3 days
Star Sign: Virgo


Dick Raaymakers Dick Raaijmakers (Maastricht, September 1, 1930 - The Hague, September 4, 2013), also known as Dick Raaymakers or Kid Baltan, was a Dutch composer, theater maker and theorist. He is considered a pioneer in the field of electronic music and tape music, but has also produced numerous musical theater pieces and theoretical publications. Raaijmakers studied piano at the . From 1954 to 1960 he worked at Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. in Eindhoven in the electro-acoustic field. Under the pseudonym Kid Baltan, a anagram of "Dik Natlab" - Raaijmakers' nickname, he realized three tests of popular music with the help of electronic means. in the world). This work has been collected and re-released under the name . From 1960 to 1962 he was affiliated with the University of Utrecht as a researcher. From 1963 to 1966 he worked with Jan Boerman in a self-established studio for electronic music in The Hague. From 1966 until his retirement in 1995 he worked as a teacher of Electronic and Contemporary Music at the and from 1991 as a teacher of music theater at the interfaculty of Sound and Vision of the Royal Conservatoire and the .
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