Manuel Cooymans

Manuel at work

Curriculum Vitae

Before going to the conservatory he took seven years of violin lessons and studied classical percussion for two. Got admitted at the conservatory of Tilburg to follow two courses: Alto violin & Classical percussion.

After 2 years he continued Classical percussion with Willy Goudswaard from the dutch Residentie Orchestra and expands his studies with electro-acoustic music under teachership of Huub ten Hacken — an authority in this field.

During these formal studies he also took courses in 20th century music. These were the famous Feriën Kursen für neue Musik at Darmstadt Germany, studying with Kh. Stockhausen and G. Ligèty.

Played with various ensembles, among others: Huub ten Hacken, Ton Bruynel, Ileana Melita, Monique Toebosch , Brabant Orchestra, as well as in various pop and theatergroups.

Traveled the world and studied eastern music for two years in Persia and Afghanistan. After returning to the Netherlands he did his finals at the conservatory of Zwolle — B. Classical percussion 1975

After the conservatory he started studying again to get skilled in the recording arts. Got admitted to the Netherlands Broadcasting organisation (NOB) but was advised to go freelance to get more chances to do multitrack, film-music and theatre.

Founded his own recording studio and does all kinds of differing productions, records and live mixes.

Then in 1988 a new course was started at the Utrecht University for the arts, wich was called "Music Technology" this course seemed cut to his neverending eagerness to learn, so he studies there for two years. Became a member of the Computer assisted Education platform at Utrecht. Does his own compositions and gives concerts in multimedia surroundings.


- classical, pop, rock, jazz, electronic en electro-acoustic music
- live and studio-recording/mixing
- video editing
- compositing
- theatre and music-theatre
- multimedia productions

Momentary working at

- DJC recording studio, his own company at 's-Hertogenbosch
- Video / DVD Production
- Audio en Video post production as well as mobile digital recording
- freelance recording engineer specialized in acoustic instruments
- live engineer for theatrical productions and multimedia events
- live engineer for artists like Miranda van Kralingen, Melinda Hughes,
  Tango Dorado, Sandra Coelers, Flor Amor, El Periquin, Denise Jannah,
  Combustion Chamber, Rosenberg Family, Gipsy Boys,
  Rondje Hollands - Marianne Weber,  Florian Magus Maier...


Speaks English, German and French