Adriaan Beukers
Ole Bouman
Steward Butterfield
Ben Cerveny
Elisabeth Diller
Michael Douglas
Maya Draisin
Brian Eno
David Garcia
Marti Guixe
Adam Hyde
Ivo Janssen
Nathalie Jeremijenko
Lee Eng Lock
Winy Maas
Malcolm McCullough
Irene McWilliam
Sugata Mitra
Andre Oorebeek
Chris Pacione
Garry van Patter
Fiona Raby
Hani Rashid
Rick Robinson
Alexander Rose
Tiffany Shlain
Bruce Sterling
Lisa Strausfeld
John Thackara
Tjebbe van Tijen
Michael Waisvisz
ANDRÉ OOREBEEK
How do you tell a Bösendorfer from a Beckstein? We don't know – but we know a man who does: piano tuner André Oorebeek, whose entire stock-in-trade is lightness. Usually working behind the scenes, Oorebeek steps briefly into the spotlight for Doors 6, illuminating a profession based on the most delicate kind of sense-and-respond. "Lightness of touch, the purity of beautiful tuning, the art of voicing and the making of tone, " will be the central themes he addresses, as he prepares the piano for a recital by Ivo Janssen. A graduate of Amsterdam's Pianovakschool (academy for piano technicians), he has completed further studies in Vienna, Japan and Germany. In an active and varied career spanning over 25 years, Oorebeek has specialised in piano restoration, tone improvement and concert work for pianists, and tuning and technical work for recording studios. He is the founder and co-director of Grand Piano Technique, a piano restoration atelier in Amsterdam, and is also the concert technician and tuner of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.