Richard Pouw is an independent composer from the Netherlands.
Empowered by the fascination of music, he acquired his knowledge in a self-taught manner, leading to two albums in the contemporary classical and new-age music genres.
“Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I’ve always tried to escape the ongoing noise that comes with a big city. The search for calmness, nature and purity of yesterday, inspires me to make the music I write today.
‘The complexity, but at the same time the beauty of music, you begin to understand when you actually play musical instruments yourself.’
With this lesson I grew up. Feeling every vibration of an instrument gains your wisdom of how a specific instrument should be played. My personal musical journey began at an early age starting with playing the drums and piano. Later on this journey I continued by playing mainly world instruments such as bagpipes, djembe, darbuka, cajon, mouth harp, tinwhistle, duduk, futujara, sipsi and accordion.
Each instrument with its own unique distinctive character and emotion.
After discovering the digital world of recording, it did not take long before my first compositions were written. Over the years, writing music that touches the soul became a big part of my life.”