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Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan

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Dick Raaymakers (Kid Baltan) (Maastricht, 1 September 1930) is a Dutch composer, theater maker and theorist. He is known as a pioneer in the field of electronic music and tape music but he has also realized numerous music theater pieces and has published many theoretical essays.

Thomas (Tom) Dissevelt (4 March 1921, Leiden - 1989) was a Dutch composer and musician. He is known as a pioneer in the merging of electronic music and jazz. In 1955 Bep Rowold, leader of the Skymasters, hired Dissevelt as a bassist and arranger. He became interested in 12-tone music, listened to the many German radio stations, and heard works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Anton Webern. Recommended by Philips, he was invited to the Natlab studios electronic music. Together with Dick Raaijmakers (alias “Kid Baltan”) he composed electronic music. Many of his compositions are now heard on the record “Popular Electronics - Early Dutch electronic music from Philips Research Laboratories, 1956-1963”.

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