Interview in Higher Ed Report by QS

Since my burnout, I have been contacted twice for an interview about my course on Happiness at the University of Amsterdam. As I had to quit the course halfway, due to burnout, it felt a bit awkward to discuss it…

Upcoming gig with The Mariños, May 14th

Cowabunka! At May 14th, I finally get to play on stage with my surf-fella’s The Mariños! I joined them almost two years ago, then Covid happened so all gigs got canceled. At least that gave me plenty of time to…

Presentation at annual MCICM Symposium

On April 23th, I’ll be giving a presentation together with (former) colleague Veerle Spronck at MCICM’s annual symposium. We will be talking about the Learning Orchestra, and the experiments we conducted in the past three years with South Netherlands Philharmonic…

New music from We Are Joiners

During the covid-drenched winter months, we (me and musical friends of We Are Joiners) have been quite busy making music. In September, the three of us went into the cozy Katzwijm Studio, in the middle of the famous Dutch ‘bollenstreek’….

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

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

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…

When teaching an art course on de- and postcoloniality of the Dutch East Indies

Together with colleague Nina Willems I designed a new course for second year bachelor students at iArts. The course is about the on-going debates about de- and postcoloniality, with a specific case study: the former Dutch East Indies. That we…

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…