Marcel Cobussen can be contacted at M.A.Cobussen@umail.leidenuniv.nl
Marcel Cobussen wanted to become a professional soccer
player. He did not succeed. Too bad. Now he is both a musician and a
philosopher. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, and Art
and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the
At home, he plays mostly free improvised music and (Japanese) electronic music. Otherwise, he enjoys fitness, traveling, and sleeping too. Note: he only writes about music he appreciates (not reversible). He lives with wife Ida and daughters Eva and Sarah, but loves rabbits, penguins, and camels as well.
So far, he is quite satisfied with his life.
 Read and listen to an interview with Marcel Cobussen (in Dutch)
 Marcel Cobussen thinks around music
which resulted in several books, many articles (see publications), and an online
Deconstruction in Music.
In particular for this PhD dissertation, Cobussen composed a simple framework,
which can function as the initial impetus to some improvisations. Several
possible outcomes of this ‘composition’ can be heard on
a CD of the same
name, all played by two of the most outstanding Dutch improvisers,
cellist Ernst Reijseger and trumpet player
You can order this CD for $10 by sending an email to Marcel Cobussen.