Upcoming talk at 'Enough Room for Space' in Brussels, February 1st

Upcoming talk at ‘Enough Room for Space’ in Brussels, February 1st

I’m invited (by artistic researcher Antye Guenther) to join a discussion on brain alteration and enhancement, at the Enough Room for Space (ERforS) in Brussels. ERforS is an interdependent art initiative that initiates and coordinates events, residencies, research projects and…

Mahler am Tisch: the video

Mahler am Tisch: the video

There is a now a video available of our first experiment in classical music, which took in November Mahler am Tisch. In many of his symphonies and vocal music, the composer used folk music, sometimes literally, sometimes edited. In Austria,…

DJ Meneer van der Peet over muziek voor kinderen

DJ Meneer van der Peet over muziek voor kinderen

Vroeger, toen kinderen nog niet bestonden (in mijn wereld), was kindermuziek misschien wel het ergste genre dat er bestond – nog erger dan kerstmuziek. Commerciële fastfood-meuk, altijd geproduceerd als goedkope dance. De tere kinderoortjes worden als eerste maatschappelijk gecorrumpeerd. Nu…

Experiments in classical music #1: Mahler am Tisch

Experiments in classical music #1: Mahler am Tisch

The goal of my postdoc is to experiment with and reflect on innovation in classical music practices, by doing experiments with a symphony orchestra. This year, we are going to do five experiments with the Southnetherlands Philharmonic. Together with the…

Upcoming talk at NWO Smart Culture Conference, November 6

Upcoming talk at NWO Smart Culture Conference, November 6

Together with colleague Veerle Spronck, I will give a presentation at the annual NWO Smart Culture conference. We’re going to give an update for our research into innovation practices in symphony orchestra’s. This year’s NWO SMART CULTURE conference is organised…

Upcoming talk at DIS_SEMINAR exposium art ≈ research, September 13th

Upcoming talk at DIS_SEMINAR exposium art ≈ research, September 13th

Together with Imogen Even & Veerle Spronck, two of my great colleagues from our Artful Participation-project, we’ll be presenting an experiment during the upcoming artistic research symposium, organised by art ≈ research (kunst ≈ onderzoek), September 13th in the Tolhuistuin…

Upcoming Talk: Audience Research in the Arts, Sheffield July 4-7

Upcoming Talk: Audience Research in the Arts, Sheffield July 4-7

On July 4, I will give a presentation together with my colleague Peter Peters, on the Orchestra as Lab, at the Audience Research in the Arts conference, organised by Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC). Very much looking foward…

Book contract signed with Rowman & Littlefield

Book contract signed with Rowman & Littlefield

A bit old news actually, but I recently signed a book contract with publisher Rowman & Littlefield! I have a year to turn my dissertation into a proper book, aimed at under-graduate level audiences interested in the intersection between neuroscience…

Upcoming symposium: Rehearsing Orchestral Innovation, March 19-20 Maastricht

Upcoming symposium: Rehearsing Orchestral Innovation, March 19-20 Maastricht

This March, the first symposium of our recently established Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) will be held! In the St. Jan Church and Conservatorium in Maastricht, March 29-30. The program is really promising, including the inaugural…