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Flying Dutchman

Introducing the Flying Dutchman: an electro-acoustic instrument born from a fusion of my Dutch heritage and a passion for sonic exploration. Inspired by the mid to late 20th century experimental music research centers of Europe, such as EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) in Sweden and GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in France, the Flying Dutchman transcends conventional musical boundaries to create immersive sonic landscapes.

Crafted from wood and spanning the size of a small mixing desk, the Flying Dutchman is more than just an instrument—it's a giant microphone, capturing every touch, bow, and scrape with its embedded piezo elements. This unique feature allows for unparalleled expressiveness and control over the sound produced.

What sets the Flying Dutchman apart is its ability to seamlessly blend physical instrument techniques with electronic sound manipulation. Within its wooden frame lie built-in sound effects and synthesis capabilities, enabling me to craft custom sounds for every project, be it film or television series.

The name "Flying Dutchman" pays homage to my Dutch roots and the legendary tale of the ghost ship, symbolizing both my heritage and the instrument's ability to traverse uncharted musical territories.

With the Flying Dutchman as my musical vessel, I embark on a journey of sonic exploration, pushing the boundaries of music and sound design to create truly immersive auditory experiences.

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Lodewijk Vos is an award-winning Music composer for film.  To date, he has worked on many feature films and television series for networks like HBO, Starz, CBC, and VICE.  Born in the Netherlands, Lodewijk’s musical career began as a guitarist and keyboard player.  He has shared the stage with the likes of Amos Lee, N.E.R.D, and KRS-One. After working as an in-house music composer for MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, he moved to Toronto in 2009 to focus his career on film composing.

Lodewijk studied under Grammy Award winner Tom Elmhirst in Avignon, France in 2013. In 2014 he did the Slaight Music Residency at the Canadian Film Centre, a music residency chaired by Oscar winner Michael Danna. In 2019 he was part of Berlinale Talent at the Berlin Film Festival. His efforts have been awarded with accolades such as Best Documentary Short (at Sundance) and Best Canadian Feature Documentary (at Hotdocs).

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Representation by:


Larissa Giroux


Phone:  +1 416-860-1790

Personal Inquiries:

Lodewijk Vos


Phone: +1 647-909-4540

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