Listening to the nature of sound. A portrait of Adriaan van Rossem

by Frans Brouwer | Photo's: Archief Gebr. van Vulpen | Het ORGEL | Year 116 | (2020) | Issue 2

For the second article in the series of portraits of voicers, Frans Brouwer visited the workshop of Gebr. Van Vulpen to shine a spotlight on Adriaan van Rossem.  The Van Vulpen sound of the past 30 years bears his signature.  In addition to a glance at his apprenticeship and his work as the only voicer in the firm, this portrait also offers a view of Adriaan’s musical education and his view of the relation between sound and material as related to the choice of an organ type.  How will Van Vulpen organs sound in the future?