Arnold Marinissen

Arnold Marinissen

Arnold Marinissen is a praised percussionist, who as a composer likes to write for voices and the multi-coloured family of percussion instruments. He composed for Asko|Schönberg, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Ives Ensemble, Orgelpark, Club Guy & Roni and the Dutch film Bernard among others. New work was recently performed by Slagwerk Den Haag, Silbersee, the Insomnia Percussion Trio and by the percussion duo Niek KleinJan/Konstantyn Napolov in the NJO Music Summer.

As a solo percussionist and in chamber music Arnold Marinissen has performed extensively. He was artist in residence at De Doelen in Rotterdam, guest at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam and at festivals all over Europe, in Boston, Shanghai, London, Russia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Uzbekistan.

Record label BVHaast released three solo CDs by Marinissen, Traces of CulturesLayered Rhythms and Percussionist Songs. The press about these CDs: "The infectious delight Marinissen brings to performances of contemporary music", "percussionist extraordinaire Arnold Marinissen ...”, “A wonderful collection of stimulating solo percussion performances." 

A direct contact and exchange with performers inspires Arnold Marinissen. He is staff member at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, programmed the 2012-13 season for the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, and was founder and leader of the Dutch ensemble Lunapark/Lunatree, together with Anthony Fiumara.