New publication: A Pragmatist Approach to Audience Participation in Symphonic Music

New publication: A Pragmatist Approach to Audience Participation in Symphonic Music

Harvest time! An article I wrote together with former colleagues Peter Peters and Imogen Eve, is finally published! The very cool edited volume, Participatory Practices in Art and Cultural Heritage: Learning Through and from Collaboration is super interesting for those…

Interview in Flow Magazine

Interview in Flow Magazine

Flow Magazine interviewde me (samen met mensen die er echt verstand van hebben) over geluk, en welke rol tegenslag in ons leven speelt.  Het artikel ‘Tegenslag als Levensles’ staat in de januari-editie van het populaire tijdschrift. Geluk kan niet zonder…

New publication: Artful innovation: How to experiment in symphonic music practice

New publication: Artful innovation: How to experiment in symphonic music practice

Aaaaand another publication of our exciting project Artful Participation! Together with Ruth Benschop, Peter Peters and Imogen Eve, we published a chapter in the edited volume Tuning Up – Innovative Potentials of Musikvermittlung, edited by Sarah Chaker & Axel Petri-Preis,…

Launch website artfulparticipation.nl

Launch website artfulparticipation.nl

My postdoc has officially ended with a bang. On Wednesday October 20, during a final dissemination meeting, we launched the website artfulparticipation.nl. The website is the outcome of four years of experimenting with audience participation in the practice of a…

New publication: Unboxed: Instruments for science and technology in Centre Céramique

New publication: Unboxed: Instruments for science and technology in Centre Céramique

Together with (former) colleagues from the Maastricht STS-group (MUSTS), we created a booklet about instruments and artefacts from the collection of Centre Céramique, a public library and cultural heritage centre in Maastricht. Everyone adopted an object, which varied from forgotten…

Interview op Brabant Cultureel

Interview op Brabant Cultureel

Collega MCICM-onderzoeker Veerle Spronck en ik (samen met Stefan Rosu, intendant van Philharmonie Zuidnederland) zijn geïnterviewd door Emmanuel Naaijkens van Brabant Cultureel. Het interview gaat over innovatie van klassieke muziekpraktijken en is te lezen op de website van Brabant Cultureel.

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…

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…

Interview door Observant over impact corona op klassieke muziekpraktijk

Interview door Observant over impact corona op klassieke muziekpraktijk

De Observant, het magazine van Universiteit Maastricht, interviewde me over de impact van corona op klassieke muziekpraktijken. En over ons onderzoek naar publieksparticipatie bij een symfonisch orkest. Lees het artikel hier.