Goodbye FASoS, and welcome iArts & University of Amsterdam!

As of September I no longer work at FASoS (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University). Started as a student in 2007, a tutor in 2009, a phd student in 2011, and a postdoc in 2018, I feel…

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…