Wim Laman was born April 22, 1946 in The Hague.
He followed his first music lessons at the age of 21 at the Goois Muzieklyceum (general musical education and flute). From 1970 to 1975 he studied philosophy and music history at the University of Leiden. In this period he wrote compositions for student ensembles. From 1975 Laman studied musicology and sonology at Utrecht University.
From that time Laman's works have been performed by professional musicians: the Residentie Orkest, Orkest De Volharding, Harry Sparnaay, Schoenberg Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Quartet, Xenakis Ensemble, Dufy Quartet, the Radio Symfonie Orkest, the Radio Kamerorkest, Camerata Busoni, Doelen Ensemble and Ensemble Wendingen. The radiophonic composition La Voce del Corno (commissioned by the NOS -Dutch Broadcast Company-) was honourably mentioned at the Prix Italia contest as well as at the Rostrum for Electro-acoustic Music in Stockholm.
Besides his activities as a composer Wim Laman works as a music producer at VPRO Radio 4.
At this time he is working on an opera, based on Aischylos' Oresteia which will be premiered during the season 2011/2012 with the Nationale Reisopera. The first part Agamemnon, was premiered at the Holland Festival in 1997.