‘what happens, if?’
is the main question spiking my curiosity in creating and performing. Second-guessing my set ideas about cause and effect, may it be in music, performance or gestures. I am intrigued by action and reaction cycles, searching for the affect in the effect and vice versa.
I dive into multidisciplinary as well as interactive audience performance. Believing, that the use of live electronics in music and as interaction tool leads to a re-definition of the traditional composer-performer-audience trajectory, with the effect to share the affect. Involving myself with different art forms and personalities within collaboration grants me a great exchange of thought, ultimately enhancing my individual expertise with a new depth, time and time again.
Next to several competition prices in Germany and being awarded with the “Gaudeamus muziekweek prijz” for contemporary music in the Netherlands, I have toured all over Europe (with a quick but not less exciting trip to Mexico) as performer of early as well as contemporary music.
The ensembles I am part of include BLOCK4, The Royal Wind Music and ANIMISTIC_SYNCHRONIZATION.
Early in my life I found my passion for music reflected in the recorder
– the archetypical sound and architecture of the instrument, the intriguing and beautiful simplicity. Therefore I moved to Amsterdam to study in the Bachelors programme with Erik Bosgraaf and Jorge Isaac in 2013 (BMus 2017). My enthusiasm for contemporary music and performance grew in Amsterdam’s thriving and diverse performance art scene.
I enjoy creating and improvising, especially with live electronics (Max MSP, Arduino and Ableton Live). In my master degree in Live Electronics at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (MMus 2019) with teachers Jos Zwaanenburg, Marcel Wirckx and Jorge Isaac, I fully focussed on developing multi-disciplinary and interactive audience pieces.
Since October 2019 I live and work in Cologne and I could not have wished for a more divers and exciting array of work – as curatorial Assistant at LTK4 – as touring recorder player with internationally established ensembles – as performer-composer-sound-installation-performance-artist – as improvisation teacher for primary school children – and hopefully many, many more inspiring opportunities!!