Huba de Graaff, composer

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“Huba’s music has never been polished, she is not afraid of new sounds or new ways of presenting music, acoustic as well as electronic, dramatic and theatrical, & usually with the necessary humor and irony.”
Huba started creating music theatrical performances from the early 80’s. 
Huba synth.3 7 1982
Corenicken – (1992) computer-controlled moving loudspeakers, computerviolin:
the Japon Fuzz ->
piezokeramic elements above the audience ‘Studie voor piezogrids‘ :

Hephaistos (1996) – an opera for several robot-animal-speakers:
in which the loudspeakers, just like all sound-producing animals and musicians
are physically moving while producing sound.

 ‘Lautsprecher Arnolt’ (2004)
Lautsprecher Arnolt 3 TomCroes


In ‘Apera’  (2013) she did audio research on singing monkeys.
In ‘Pornopera‘ : investigating the technical ‘art’ of singing
Liebesleid – a gym-performance at the local gym (2017).

The Naked Shit Songs at the Holland Festival ’17

all opera’s:

upcoming 2021: FF – new work for Ensemble Electra and performer Imra Dinçer

She works together with author Erik-Ward Geerlings and managing director Britt Verstegen.
The Stichting WILco is supporting all of Huba de Graaff’s projects.
Bowie Verschuuren (photography), Emmy Visser (design), Lonneke van Eden : publicity.

Cooperation is essential in Huba’s work.
She always works together with other inspiring musicians, actors, directors, authors, artists, etc.
She organized concert-series with Arthur Sauer (Pokon, Kroko, Haagse KoKodagen)
with Arthur Sauer
In the early 80’s she played in dutch bands as Transister with RJ Stips , the Tapes, Special Thanx. 
Huba studied Sonology in Utrecht (1981) and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Dick Raaymakers, Louis Andriessen, Fredric Rzewski, Walther Zimmerman and Gilius van Bergeijk.
She frequents the KonCon and the HKU as a guest-teacher and mentor.
©hannah hachula photograph by ©Hanna Hachula

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Composer Huba de Graaff gives composition lessons, mentorship and advice to aspiring creative people of any age at her studio in Amsterdam. She also regularly gives lectures and public presentations at universities, music schools, conservatoriums and festivals around the world. If you would like to book her or you seek composition lessons or become a student you can email her directly at