The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness has started - at University of Amsterdam

The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness has started – at University of Amsterdam

My yearly course at the University of Amsterdam – titled The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness: philosophy, science, and technology of wellbeing – has started! Until February, some 100 students will follow a weekly lecture, explore happiness from all kinds of…

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: November, 11th in Molenbeersel (Belgium)

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: November, 11th in Molenbeersel (Belgium)

Speulu! Vrijdag 11 november spelen we met The Mariños in Molenbeersel in Belgïe, in café De Graasj. Dat wordt een dampend avondje surfrollen! Meer info: https://www.instagram.com/degraasj/  

My First Interdisciplinary Art: student work

My First Interdisciplinary Art: student work

Last week, my first-year students of the interdisciplinary art bachelor iArts, finalized the project we worked on for 10 weeks. It was their first course, and their first introduction to interdisciplinary arts. They worked on theme of the journey: where…

Art course on de- & post-colonization

Art course on de- & post-colonization

Last week, my second-year students of the interdisciplinary art bachelor iArts, finalized the project we worked on for 10 weeks. Together with theatre and performativity teacher Diederik, we explored what role artists can play in the complex debate around de-…

Interview voor Morgen met Lucas over Geluk

Interview voor Morgen met Lucas over Geluk

Een paar maanden geleden kwam het team van theatermaker Lucas de Man me thuis opzoeken. Met camera, om me te interviewen over de kwesties Geluk en het Eeuwig Leven. Wat is geluk, en hoe doen we geluk eigenlijk tegenwoordig? Kun…

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: September 2nd at Afzakkerij, Veghel

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: September 2nd at Afzakkerij, Veghel

Speulu! Zondag 2 september, tussen 15u-17u spelen we met The Mariños in de café de Noordkade, de Afzakkerij, in Veghel. Twee lekkere setjes, waarin we ook de nieuwe kneiter ‘Tamara’ van helden ZZ & De Maskers zullen spelen. Zin in!…

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…

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: June 18th at Kids 'n Billies Festival

Upcoming gig with The Mariños: June 18th at Kids ’n Billies Festival

Vers na mijn eerste optreden met de surfband The Mariños, werden we gevraagd als vervanger van een uitgevallen band op het Kids ’n Billies Festival in Nijmegen, 18 juni! Hoera! Want dat is een heel leuk festival – een muziekfestival…

New EP out from We Are Joiners

New EP out from We Are Joiners

Last September, me and my band buddies went into the cozy Katzwijm Studio to record some songs. Since then, we have been also recording catchy tunes ourselves in Joep’s home studio, using a crappy plastic 8-track from the 80s. Now,…