welcome !


 listen to this new project ‘speaking kindly’,a duo with jozef dumoulin, released in october 2022 on PEE WEE

  if you landed here because you want to know a bit more about OCTURN, here you go: www.octurn.com / the site contains a large selection of materials from our recent projects and you can order CDs if interested / I’ve been directing this ensemble for many years now / we recorded new material in July 2021, Joris Roelofs joined the band on a series of new compositions, I hope we can play a lot with this nice project / you can check Octurn’s most recent release ‘GAMELAN’  = a collaboration between Octurn and the contemporary ensemble Ictus ( actually a project that took place 12 years ago but that just came out ) I wrote the music, freely inspired by the modus operandi of the gamelan music / and i am currently working on a new project with octurn + string trio called ‘THE SANDOR VERSES’ which will be premiered at BOZAR in april 2023, freely inspired by the music of Sandor Veress

if you landed here because you are curious about my current research project, the full scope of my thesis will be available on this site by the end of 2022 so if you are interested, stay tuned as I will be feeding the above menu step by step

if you landed here because you heard about a weird project featuring Tibetan singing monks, take some time to dive into this amazing website

you can also check ‘mantra magnets‘ / this is a video of our first ‘concert’ recorded in January 2021

if you landed here because you want to know more about my documentary film on the great filmmaker Satyajit Ray and his photographer Nemai Ghosh, and you want to watch the film or explore the archives, here you go: http://manikda.space

if you have no idea how or why you landed here, my name is Bo van der Werf, besides my full-time job as a happy father of 3 beautiful girls, I play baritone saxophone, I try to compose nice music and I teach at the Conservatory of Antwerpen and the Luca School of Arts in Leuven / these are some of the projects I am happy to be currently participating in:

TONNETZ: https://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~faure/Modelisation_musicale/index.xhtml

Lynn Cassiers ‘YUN’ : https://lynncassiers.com/yun/

The Workshop : http://www.stephanepayen.com

Lidlboj : http://www.jozefdumoulin.com