Chiel Zwinkels


I am a guitarist/composer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My work straddles the lines between composition and improvisation and between conventional instruments and electronic sound generation.

In my music, I enter into conversation with reluctant robotic orchestras built from vintage electronics and obsolete computers, in an attempt to capture the discordant dialogue between man and machine in unsuspected sonic worlds. The results are usually not quite so cacophonous as the previous sentence might lead you to believe.

I also created the Arithmophone music keyboard, more on that can be found on these pages.

I am always open to new projects and collaborations, so please feel free to get in touch.