Welcome to Zivasound: my name is Co de Kloet.
I am a Dutch music producer, composer, musician, writer and radio/music/audiobook-presenter.
Born in 1959 and raised in Kortenhoef, Holland. Pretty normal childhood.
I studied at the Hilversum Conservatory (MPA) and graduated with main instruments recorder (hence my deep love for Baroque music) and classical saxophone, along with thorough training in electronic music at CEM.
Since 1991 I have been working for public radio and television, NOS (then NPS, now NTR) working in a lot of different capacities with a main focus on music, radiofonics, soundscapes and documentaries. As of January 1st 2023 I took my show Co Live! to the Concertzender (www.concertzender.nl)
I run my own cottage industry called ZIVASOUND.
With my musical associate Menno Kalmann I have produced numerous cd’s and we still provide musical concepts for various partners.
I have a great love for all kinds of music.
I developed and produced projects with Todd Rundgren, Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, Steve Vai (2 Grammy nominations), George Duke, Mike Keneally, Gary Lucas, Michiel Borstlap, Mike Boddé, Gregory Porter, Terry Bozzio and many others . My production “Kinky Op 4” won the Prix Italia. (audio available soon, it is about a classical radio station going commercial).
As of October 1st 2016, I am also coordinator for Music Business & Career for the Jazz Dept. of the famous Conservatory of Amsterdam.
I live in Kortenhoef with my beautiful wife and my beautiful children.
I am a Pescotarian and foremost, an Orbeccian. (thanks to Herb Cohen)
I have two hobbies: I like to cook, and I study a little Hebrew.
For more info just take a little trip through these pages which will be updated all the time.
picture by: Linde Naftaniel