Pieter Allaart, Associate Professor
I have my Ph.D. from the Free University in Amsterdam. But I grew up on the countryside in a province called Zeeland ("land from the sea"), in the Southwest of the country, near Belgium. (Yes, we tell bad jokes about Belgians). It may not seem a big deal to you, but I lived below sea level the first 27 years of my life.
My hobbies are gardening,
chess, playing volleyball, doing math research, traveling, playing
music (favorite instrument: piano; favorite composers: Ravel, Debussy,
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev; but I'm also fond of jazz music, especially
Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Stan Getz).
Though I'm not a real addict, I like to go to the cinema sometimes. Favorite movies: Casablanca, Fargo, Kansas City, North by Northwest, and Il Postino (a beautiful Italian countryside portrait). And I find James Bond movies usually quite entertaining.
What I like about Texas? The climate! It's really mucb, much better
than the Dutch, Dutch weather.
(Dare take a look at the weather in Amsterdam ?) Also, I like the space and the laid-back atmosphere.
On the down side, I really don't like:
thing about UNT?
No doubt the many outstanding performances at the College of Music,
from classical to jazz and new music, and who knows what I haven't
yet. If you like music, check out the Calendar of Events