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Farewell to a dear member (last photo)
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Wout Blommers



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Farewell to a dear member (last photo)
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Sad news arrived today that a member of this forum, active from the first days of the Nord Modular Classic, past away some days ago. Although he posted not regularly the last couple of years, Kees had a special place in the community, specially because he made the old red lady 'speak'. Sounds like 'coffee', 'Kees' and 'Clavia' were created by him.

Kees died reaching the age of 52.
We will miss him.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sad news.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't know what to say really ... I'll mis Kees .. especially so on our next trip to Frankfurt, he always went there with us.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Kees was somebody who was very good in masculine friendship, which meant when you met him again after some years he would pick up contact as you would have seen him just the day before.

To make the thing a little bit more lighter in the heart: next time we take the road from the hotel back home we will take the wrong turn, just like he did so many times...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sad news indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is very sad. When I met him at the first electro-music conference, I recall him being a warm, friendly, and playful man who was passionate about electronic music and the Nord Modular, especially. I certainly appreciated his contributions to the Nord Modular community and my deepest sympathy is with his friends and family.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh my, this is sad news. I wish solace for his family and friends.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very sad news Sad

Rest in peace.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is very sad news indeed Sad

I remember Kees well from Justin's NM list. Kees was an exceptionally original programmer. I was very inspired by his NM creativity. IMO, Kees' NM Jingle patches were up there with the early BBC RWW creations.

52? That's far too young to go. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Howard, Dave Peck and Kees at electro-music 2005


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell to a dear member
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Wout Blommers wrote:
Sad news arrived today that a member of this forum, active from the first days of the Nord Modular Classic, past away some days ago. Although he posted not regularly the last couple of years, Kees had a special place in the community, specially because he made the old red lady 'speak'. Sounds like 'coffee', 'Kees' and 'Clavia' were created by him.

Kees died reaching the age of 52.
We will miss him.

Wout


I'm very sorry to hear this. Please pass on our condolences to his family.

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Sounds like 'coffee', 'Kees' and 'Clavia' were created by him.


And of course the famous "Stroopwafels" patch (however it is spelled).

After reading an article recently in the San Jose paper about a Dutch pastry store now selling Stroopwafels in this area, I couldn't help hearing this patch in my head the last few days.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell to a dear member
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This was taken at a restaurant on the beach in The Hague, just as we were saying goodbye.

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Rob, Wout, me, Kees, Jan, Kassen.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I found a picture taken in Brussels - August 2007


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is really sad news. I always loved his talking patches. I got a chance to met Kees in person during the em modular event in 2007.

He was a kind and gentle man. Please send my condolences to his family and friends.

His voices will be missed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sad news. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The photo of the coffin of Kees van der Maarel with the NordModular on top, as it was said they only want to part together at the last moment...

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am shocked. This is realy sad. I was at the hospital here and he was ok. Laughing and joking. I met his mother there. My condolances. Thank you Wout for letting us know. I was strange enough looking pictures of him the other day and I will remember him as a very friendly and interested man. Sad news indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Only just noticed this thread, a real shame. He seemed like a really nice guy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

RIP Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell to a dear member (last photo)
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Wout Blommers wrote:
Sad news arrived today that a member of this forum, active from the first days of the Nord Modular Classic, past away some days ago. Although he posted not regularly the last couple of years, Kees had a special place in the community, specially because he made the old red lady 'speak'. Sounds like 'coffee', 'Kees' and 'Clavia' were created by him.

Kees died reaching the age of 52.
We will miss him.

Wout


(O_o)..

My most sincere condolences...


Not sure if many of you would remember me but I used to be quite active on the old list serv (k.Lex Pattyrson was another one of my nom de plume).

Anyhow, this is an inauspicious first post but, though I only knew Kees through the digital divide, I was exposed to a beautiful side of him his mind. Through the lengths and breadth of his designs, I felt I touched something otherwise insubstantial and ethereal in Kees and I'm happy to say he left his mark. .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome Mr Pattyrson Very Happy

That's a long time!

Indeed, Kees will be missed.
Kees is half American, or should I say, America is half Kees!
Kees would have loved the joke Smile
Yankees is made out of the Dutch names Jan (Blue Hell) and Kees.
How is life?
Strange thing to ask in a thread like this...
Another joke Kees would laugh about.
But that's the Modular community for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Shocked Laughing

hi again v/jek, long time no see!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

(* Smiles at two old familiar "faces" *)

Hey Jan, hey Wout.. Looks like the whole list moved over here without telling me. Heh, it only took me 10 years to track you guys down. =)

On a more serious note, thank you for the kind words but even more so for honoring Kees in such a fitting manner.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You probably missed the migration in the days the NM G2 came out.
The mailing list is still open, but no activity anymore.
Even no spam! Smile

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