Kapotte Muziek was founded in 1984 by Frans de Waard and Christian Nijs. This collaboration lasted until 1987, when Christian left the project to become a guitar player in a rock band. After this Frans kept Kapotte Muziek going as a studio project and is doing so until this very day. In 1993 Peter Duimelinks joined forces with Frans for an extensive tour in the USA. In 1995 they asked Roel Meelkop to join Kapotte Muziek for live performances. Since then Kapotte Muziek exists on two levels: the studio project, run by Frans only, and the live project with the three aforementioned members. As a studio project, Kapotte Muziek is concerned with recycling used sound material into a new product. Most of us would now call this 'remixing'. A long list of releases can show for this. As a live project, Kapotte Muziek uses everyday sounds to make collages/soundscapes, with an emphasis on listening to sound itself, rather than to any preconcieved ideas. Prerecorded environmental sounds are mixed with sounds, generated by the live manipulation of found objects, mostly found in the vicinity of the location of the performance. Kapotte Muziek have toured exstensively in this formation. Since 1997 Kapotte Muziek have done several workshops, in which the participants are introduced to the musical methods of the Kapotte Musicians. Every workshop is concluded by a live performance of the participants.