Composer/arranger across a wide spectrum from classical to jazz, Latin and dance. Friede has written numerous film scores and works for (symphony) orchestra, big band, string quartet, for NPS, VPRO, Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst, European Jazz Youth Orchestra, Nederlands Film Museum and others. Also composes for his own band New Cool Collective.
End of August marks the annual opening of the cultural season by means of the ‘Uitmarkt Festival’ in Amsterdam. Like many years before, the New Cool Collective Big Band performs at the opening with many guest performers. The arrangements for these collaborations are done by Willem Friede. This year none other than Lucas Hamming, Gallowstreet, Sef [..] »