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JOCHEM VAN TOL





          Jochem van Tol (1983) earned in 2009 his Master of Music at the Interfaculty Artscience of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Startingpoint of his work is sound in the broadest sense: from the raw frayed edges of popmusic to minimal ‘forgotten’ sounds. As a composer he collaborated in successful theatre productions like “Blaas” from Schweigman&. He is an active member of diverse experimental, highly visual popgroups like The Job, Obol Le. In 2016 he initiated o k a p i,  a new artist-run-collective together with his pals Oscar Jan Hoogland and Paul Koek.


As a soundartist Jochem van Tol has researched the sounds of paper in the past 7 years in a number of remarkable performances. He shows how much there is to discover in the most simple material and how to choose radical consequences from his discoveries.

With Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti he developed a series of sculptural paper instruments and formed the Paper Ensemble.
The performances of the Paper Ensemble bridges the worlds of the Sculptor and the Musician. This resulted in a new vocabular of movement.

Since 2007 Jochem van Tol | The Paper Ensemble has performed and exhibited extensively abroad, especially in Japan amongst artists like Yoko Ono, John Cage, Mamoru, Yukio Fujimoto, Francis Alys, Germaine Kruip, Toshi Ichiyanagi and Ken’ichi Nakagawa.


Jochem lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

CONFETTI FOR THE BLIND - 2017
JOCHEM VAN TOL        AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.