Martin de Ruiter

EYE Film Museum

Martin de Ruiter studied the accordion at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, and chamber music at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
Initially, he focused mainly on contemporary music and played a.o. with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Slagwerk Den Haag.
He participated in theater productions by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Nationale Toneel and others, both as player and composer. As a soloist and conductor he worked at festivals throughout Europe.
 In 1992 he began playing the bandoneon, did concerts in the Europe, Uruguay, Argentina and Japan where he played the solo bandoneon in the tango opera ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’ by Astor Piazzolla.
He has written several scores for silent films including ‘un Chien Andalou’ (1929), ‘Submarine’ (1928) and ‘Der Mandarin’ (1918): the latter was performed live at the ‘Konzerthaus’ in Vienna.
Martin de Ruiter is programmer ‘ silent film and live music‘ in EYE Film Museum.