1951Born 14-11 in Westerlee, the Netherlands as son of a high school teacher and a mo who sang in choirs all her life. Fascinated by street organs, accordions, marching bands and their tambour maitre.
1961Singing in the boys' choir of Bach’s St Matthew Passion
1959 - 1968Playing recorder and flute at local music school in Winschoten. Discovering Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, John Coltrane etc.
1968 - 1980Practicing improvisation, playing blues, rock, free jazz in different bands, on flute, bass guitar, keyboards, alto sax, mouth harp. Composing electronic music in the studio in Groningen
1971 - 1980Study school music, composition and electronic music at Groningen Conservatory with Luctor Ponse and Willem Frederik Bon
Early works ( Massief, Versleten Liedje, Beat Tells Me So) performed at Oosterpoort
1976Opera Movements & Mottoballen premiered at Groningen Oosterpoort by students of conservatoire and Minerva art school
1977 - 1980Music librarian, high school music teacher. Composing 13 in 12, Papschachtelwelt, Pianoboek 1 etc.
1980Received Composition Prize of the Netherlands. Composing First Symphony. Playing a rock band
1981 - 1988Composing music for documentaries & commercials
19831st Symphony by NNO cond. Andrzej Markowski and on Warsaw Autumn program
Nieuwe Voorschriften, chamber music in a theatrical setting: premiere of Parkietenkwartet, 13 in 12 and Papschachtelwelt
1986 - 1987Organising Buskruitconcerten at Kruithuis Groningen.
Composing Rifugio d’Uccelli notturni, Pianoboek 2, Symphony No.2
1987Symphony No. 2 for synthesizer & orchestra by Rotterdam Phil. cond. Paul Daniel
1988 - 1999Rotterdam Phil. performs 2nd Symphony for synthesizer and orchestra. Moved to Wyk by Duurstede.
Composing Toccata, Diapason, String Quartet No.1 Versailles and The Laws of Science (first speech melody based composition)
1988 - 1999Music for Pierino, clown of Zirkus Krone
1991House exchange with Robert Pollock, Long Beach Island
First performances & lectures at NYU etc. Diverso il Tempo, Drei Stille Lieder, Postnuclear Winterscenario No.1
1992Composer in residence at Darmstädter Ferienkurse. Toccata, Postnuclear Winterscenario No.1 by Kees Wieringa (lecture recital)
First CD Diverso il Tempo BVHaast
1994Les Soupirs de Rameau, String Quartet No.3
1995Release CD Van Grote En Kleine Vogels (BVHaast), Goldrush for Safri Duo, Tatatata for cello
1996Release CD There Must Be Some Way Out Of Here, 3 string quartets by Netherlands Quartet at Emergo Goldrush
Concerto for Safri Duo May This Bliss Never End
1998Premiere Lipstick for Eleonore Pameijer, Heartbreakers for Houdini’s
Pitch Black for Aurelia Sax Q.
1999Grab It! for Arno Bornkamp
1999 - 20003 ballets by Hans van Manen on his music
2000Composing video Oratorio Paradiso with visuals by Jaap Drupsteen
20014 day Jacob Ter Veldhuis Festival Rotterdam
Premiere Paradiso Day After 9-11 Chandos recording on CD & DVD
Release CD Heartbreakers
2002Premiere Tallahatchie Concerto - Bornkamp Radio Kamerfilharmonie
2003Premiere Rainbow Concerto - Marien van Staalen Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiere Billie for Connie Frigo
Radio Portraits: Deutschlandfunk, Hessische Rundfunk, Dutch NPS - Grab it! XXL by Metrople Orchestra feat.
Hans Dulfer. Theater collaborations: Nanine Linning (Karpp, Bubble Gum Wtapper) Jan Boiten (Conspiracy), Judith Nab (Twilight) - Johan Inger, Out of breath, Bronkhorst/Jongewaard collaboration with Kevin Galagher cs
Premiere Jesus Is Coming release PARADISO on Chandos CD,DVD, SACD
2004Booth at NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) at Greensboro NC
Premiere Suites Of Lux - Nanine Linning & Scapino Ballet
TV GUIDE: JacobTV at the Cutting Room NYC with Kevin Galagher, Andrew Russo, Margaret Lancaster, Megan Weiss, Caleb Burhans
2005Conspiracy 2.0 with Hans Dagelet / Bacon ballet Nanine Linning
Holland Festival premiere NOW for Royal Concertgebouw Orch. withbr Jaap Drupsteen videos
Composer in residence at Gelders Orkest - recordings concertos
Pitch Black - The Music Of JacobTV at Symphony Space NYC
2006Barracuda Solo & Concerto - lecture Moscow Conservatoire / Cry Love by Linning at HF
2007JacobTV Festival 3 days at the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC 1
Premiere White Flag by Electric Kompany - release Box Set Trilogy
Premiere Mountain Top at Matinee Concertgebouw by Netherlands Chamber Choir, Radio
Kamerfilharmonie, Otto Tausk + documentary The Making Of
2008Premiere Cities Change The Songs Of Birds for Lavinia Meijer at World Harp Congress
JacobTV Band touring Cities Change The Songs Of Birds
2009Rainbow Concerto by Tokyo Phil. feat. Marien van Staalen
Tallahatchie Concerto by Branford Marsalis & Dusseldorf Phil.
2010Piano Concerto No.2 Sky Falling by Ronald Brautigam & Radio Kamerfilh.
JacobTV on the Radio - festival week at WNYC - Q2 NYC Ethel & JacobTV John Schaeffer’s
New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall
JacobTV at Tokyo Wonder Site - lectures - THE NEWS try outs with Masanori Oishi
2011String Quartet No. 3 by Calder, Ruysdael, Matangi, Apolon Musagete quartets
THE NEWS by Clazz con. Bas Wiegers at BIM Huis. JacobTV at DWDD with Corrotto feat. Berlusconi
THE NEWS Ensemble Contemporeana Musica PCME Roma at Museo XXI
JacobTV composer in residence at ZWART Zwolle NL. masterclasses, lectures
Fulcrumpoint New Music Project Chicago - Lipstick
Tallahatchie Concerto by Branford Marsalis & US Navy Band Fairfax Virginia.
2012THE NEWS feat. Loire & Josephine Stoppelenburg Chicago & Pittsburgh
THE NEWS feat. Loire & Nora Fischer with PCME Roma at Parco della Musica
2013THE NEWS Peace Edition NBE Netherlands Wind Ens. feat. Loire & Nora Fischer Amsterdam, Soesterberg
THE NEWS Hamburg w. Musikhochschule Rostock
2014Tipperary Concerto by Aurelia Sax Q & Gelders Orkest + ASKO Amsterdam
Mountain Top Chicago Symphony Hall by Chicago Sinfonietta & Roosevelt Choir on ML King Day, NASA Champaign IL.
THE NEWS instrumental edition by What’s Next Ensemble Los Angeles
THE NEWS 1st opera edition feat. Loire & Nora Fischer Dutch National Touring Opera & NBE
2015THE NEWS edition feat. Loire & Nora Fischer Fulcrumpoint New Music Project Chicago
Mountain Top - Music Sacra Maastrichter Chamber Choir
2016Requiem Harper Songs at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam & tour
BUMA First Classical Award - best Dutch Classical Export in 2015
NRC Dutch Culture Top 100: No. 62 NRC
THE NEWS opera edition feat. Loire & Male Hoglund Long Beach Opera, cond.
THE NEWS Brabant Edition at November Music
Raga Serendipity by Matangi + feat Lenneke van Staalen, Indian violin and Heiko Dijker, tabla
3 Aria’s For Jim - Andrea van Beek / Vector, Syracuse Blues, collaboration with Fuse
2017Gold Violin award premiere Adagio by North Netherlands Orchestra, La Lucerna del Mondo
2018Glacier at Cello Biennial by Quirine Viersen, NASA Cincinnati
2019Composed: The Freedom Songs
The Waves by Netherlands Chamber Choir, by Prims Quartet
2020NASA Tempe Arizona. Booth & presentation
Corona Works: Wupatki for Matangi, Farewell Feathered Friends No.11 for Ilonka Kolthof
Who What Where When Why? for Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra cond. Dutoit
Besmettingsgevaar: mini opera for Radio Phil & choir with Ilja Pfeiffer, cond. Klaas Stok
2021String trio for Nora Wildschut (Dutch radio commission) Farewell Feathered Friends No. 2
Release new CD with electro