JOZEF VAN WISSEM
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JOZEF VAN WISSEM

Jozef van Wissem

An autodidactic author, a Renaissance talent in the cruelty of the 21st century, who switched the intense lifestyle of a new wave artist and bar owner from Groningen to a modern-age thinker who learned to play lute in New York, and then he became one ofthe most influental contemporary songwriters, known for his solo and cinematic works. The background story of Jozef van Wissem led him to become a blooming, always inspired solo artist,who unfolds his dark, melancholic universe in avantgarde shapes, influenced by the sensitivity ofminimalism, the timeless might of sacred music, and his roots from blues and his previous relationship with rock and roll and the noisy attitude from his new-wave experiments, orchestrated on hischaracteristic instrument, the lute. His completely unique musical world can be easily verified by his collaborations, especially that these relationships are also strengthening his own musical character. He worked together with Zola Jesus, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), multi-instrumentalist Tetuzi Akiyama, industrial pioneer MaurizioBianchi, and his long-time collaborative partner, also his friend, Jim Jarmusch. Their remarkable work for ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ earned the award for the best soundtrack at the Cannes Film Festival in2013, and their latest collaborative album, ‘An Attempt to Draw Aside The Veil’ has been released in early 2019 through Sacred Bones Records