As a teenager, Willem Tanke felt that the music of J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, John Coltrane's album "A Love Supreme", and a performance of Indian classical music that he attended to were manifestations of a similar kind of sublime energy.

Later, in professional life, he became a critically acclaimed performer of  organ works of J.S. Bach, Max Reger and Olivier Messiaen

As a composer-performer he develops an original and innovative language that connects musicians of various traditions:
Photography by Henk ten Holt