Interview in Eindhovens Dagblad

Interview in Eindhovens Dagblad

Rob Schoonen (journalist cultuur van het Eindhovens Dagblad) interviewde mij, collega Veerle Spronck, percussionist Raymond Spons en intendant van philharmonie zuidnederland Stefan Rosu over ons onderzoek naar innovatie van publieksparticipatie bij het orkest. Aanleiding vormde het artikel dat Veerle, ik…

MCICM Symposium Towards 2040: Creating Classical Music Futures

MCICM Symposium Towards 2040: Creating Classical Music Futures

At the MCICM our yearly symposium is coming up! The theme of this year is the future of classical music. See below for a description of the symposium, you can register at mcicm.nl. Read the full program here. The Maastricht…

New publication: 'Empty Minds: Innovating Audience Participation in Symphonic Practice', in Science as Culture

New publication: ‘Empty Minds: Innovating Audience Participation in Symphonic Practice’, in Science as Culture

My collagues Veerle Spronck and Peter Peters, and me, wrote an article for the journal Science as Culture, about the challenges of doing audience participation differently in classical music. Based on Veerle’s fieldwork at the experimental Empty Minds concert of…

New research studio: [art]ificial intelligence

New research studio: [art]ificial intelligence

Every year at the research centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere, we develop a research studio (onderzoeksatelier): a course for art students where they explore a specific (societal, scientific) issue, using methods of artistic research and artistic engagement….

Upcoming Talk December 2: Introduction to 'White Cube' by Renzo Martens at Lumiere Maastricht

Upcoming Talk December 2: Introduction to ‘White Cube’ by Renzo Martens at Lumiere Maastricht

On Wednesday December 2nd, I’m giving a short introduction to the screening of the new documentary of Dutch artist and enfant terrible Renzo Martens at Lumiere in Maastricht. His documentary ‘White Cube’ (launched at IDFA) follows on his praised (and…

Upcoming Talk November 24: What is good artistic research?

Upcoming Talk November 24: What is good artistic research?

On November 24 I’m giving a short presentation on the question ‘What is good artistic research?’ during an external session of the lectoraat AOK. Together with Inge Romgens, Bart van den Eynde, and Anna Moreno. In the past year(s), I’ve…

Interview over Tante Netty bij Rararadio

Interview over Tante Netty bij Rararadio

Afgelopen woensdag was ik semi-live in een uitzending van Eindhovens vetste radiostation, RARARADIO. Host en huidige Netty Rob van Kaam interviewde me over de geschiedenis van sociaal ontwerpcollectief Tante Netty en over hoe moeilijk het is om sociaal-artistieke kunst te…

Upcoming talk at ELIA Bienniale 2020: 'Teaching Artistic Engagement: Zoom as performative space', November 20th

Upcoming talk at ELIA Bienniale 2020: ‘Teaching Artistic Engagement: Zoom as performative space’, November 20th

This week the ELIA Biennial ‘Expanding the Arts’ starts. ELIA is a European platform for higher arts education institutions. During the bienniale, arts and academia, producers and practitioners, students and teachers present interesting work in higher arts education. This year,…

My book 'Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life' now available online

My book ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life’ now available online

The Book is online! My dissertation, titled Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life, is finally available online. For free! Soon after I received my PhD at Maastricht University in 2018, I signed a book contract with…