DJ Von Rosenthal de la Vegaz
'I've always disliked the sectarianism in music: dance, alternative, rock... It was a relief when dj's started to play it all, mixing eclectic, but I want to go a step further. I think as a dj you can also make your 'sound' by totally ignoring beats. You don't necessarely need them.' (Klinch, May 2010)
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Von Rosenthal de la Vegaz is a dj who only plays & mixes classical music, no beats. Well, sometimes with some mashups. He's educated at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Holland and composed scores for theatre and ballet. In 2002 he started dj-ing electronic music. In 2009 he decided to bring his love for classical music on the turn tables. Von Rosenthal dj-ed at several festivals such as Motel Mozaique, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Paradiso, Festival Classique, Lowlands Festival and performed as support act for bands like De Staat, Vive la Fête and The Bloody Beetroots. For the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam he made soundtracks for the exibitions 'Spaanse Meesters' and 'Classic Beauties'.
Von Rosenthal mixes Steve Reich, Mahler’s Adagietto and arias of his favorite sopranos Kiri Te Kanawa, Johannette Zomer, Victoria de los Angeles and Cecilia Bartoli, spiced with sountracks like Out of Africa , A Single Man and Max Richter.
Von Rosenthal is sponsored by Ableton Live.
Photocredit © Carin Verbruggen & Ferry Drenthem Soesman