Music has been a lifelong passion.
As a young boy intrigued by hearing all these great jazz music from Brazil (thanks to his dad, a professional jazz pianist), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, the musical “Hair” and the albums by The Beatles.
It wouldn’t be long before he becomes intrigued by the possibilities of recording music. As his dad switched to a cassette deck (a novelty in those days), Ewald could start experimenting with recordings on the ‘left over’ tape recorder.
From a very early age on Ewald is trained and experienced in music instruments like the flute, piano (classically trained) and guitar. On piano his famous teacher Caecilia Andriessen introduce him to the classical music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. As well she offered him a glimpse into the world of the boogiie and blues. His guitar teacher was Theo Ehrlicher, a member of the Kilima Hawaiians, a famous band from the 50s. Mr. Ehrlicher introduced him to the music of Django Reinhardt and other jazz guitarists. These influences are still present in his music.
After hearing ‘one man band’ recordings like Paul McCartney’s first solo album, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and the early 70s albums from Stevie Wonder (Innervisions, Talking Book) makes Ewald become aware of the possibilities to record music and instruments by himself. Working in a studio and working like a painter layering all the tracks until the composition is finished. Although he would occasionally play in bands and would also take on assignmentsa as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer recording and performing his own music remained his main aspiration.
This method of creating music resulted in a steady stream of releases since the 1980s. His music can not easily be characterised, it contains many styles ranging from pure classical to experimental electronic (and everything in between). Some albums have a very electronic feel (like 2Meetu) while other albums are more embedded in the style of acoustic music from the 1960’s. A full overview of his music can be found on the Discography page. Ewald’s music is nowadays available on virtually every streaming service like Spotify and Apple Music. In september 2021 he launched his first NFT, containing a very special mix of the song Someday.