Drummer & composer Robbert van Hulzen enjoys playing somewhere in the full-colour twilight of improvisation, rock, and new music, with echoes from India and Indonesia. He enjoys playing meticulously prepared percussion parts as much as exploring the sound possibilities of a relatively standard drum kit and working with dance and theatre.

Current projects include impro-indie-folk band Horse In Me, worldjazz trio Begmut, a duo with storyteller Martin Voorbij, contemporary gamelan ensemble Gending..
In the past, he worked with many different groups and projects, including gallery jazz trio oto.3, the English composer/producer Nitin Sawhney, mathpunk band Lola Montez, klezmer band Švejk, multimedia wizard Merlijn Twaalfhoven, and abstract folk duo Rara Avis. He studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam, and drums and performance with Steve Clover, MT Rajakesari, BC Manjunath, and Rafael Reina (at the Amsterdam Conservatory), and played in venues varying from the Royal Albert Hall to Iranian underground galleries.

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