Erwin Hoorweg is a musician who applies intuition and inner feeling throughout all of his work. He associates with composers like Thelonious Monk, J.S. Bach and Carla Bley. He is inspired by creating music with others. While playing music, he will discover for example sound clusters that touch him emotionally, or rhythmic patterns that are an incentive to experiment. Erwin will then search for an accompanying melody.
In other musical instances, he notices contrasts or gaps; these type of elements inspire him to continue searching and exploring. He adds surprising elements a la Monk, by applying shifts or changes to what a musician or the audience will traditionally expect.
Erwin considers bound elements, like a given musician, a band or a specific orchestral arrangement, a movie or a shape to be a challenge leading to creative solutions, rather than a limitation. While composing, he will add elements originating from jazz, pop, latin, impro and world music giving the composition temporarily a different level of energy. This energy shakes up the audience while creating an exciting blend of accessible and groundbreaking music.
He uses the instrumentation capabilities that are available within a band. He stimulates musicians by applying contrast, shifts and differences in dynamics, increasing the probability of challenging the musicians to discover a new spectrum of sound colors, possibilities, dynamics and diversity.