artist and researcher/developer based in Amsterdam - working with sound, light and interaction

projects

  • Wezen --- Chrysalis

    A cocoon lies on stage, barely recognisable in the dim light. Slow tones are sounding in the space. The light seems to change color – the tones are changing slowly in pitch. The cocoon seems to move – the light seems to get brighter and gradually shift color. Suddenly a fast movement – a shrieking sound fills the space – then again everything quiets down – the movement, the sound, the light.

  • Wezen --- Gewording

    In Gewording (Becoming) the link between physical and sonic gesture is explored during a live performance, combining movement of the body and live coding.

  • Wind Instrument

    The title of the piece refers both to wind instruments as a category of musical instruments, and wind instruments as devices to measure the wind speed.

    Flying and steering a kite, give you a sense of the wind not just as a measurement, but in its details, its variations at different heights, and changes in time. To fly a kite is playing an instrument, where subtle gestures with the hands can have profound changes in the direction that a kite is flying.

  • V.L.I.G.

    Vliegen, liggen, in gedachten

    VLIG is a composition made for a kite.

    Flying a kite is both an eventful and meditative activity at the same time. The wind is unpredictable and can direct the kite in sudden directions and cause the kite to crash land. At other times the wind provides a steady flow, for the kite to stay endless in the air, only shifting sideways slightly, minute pressure changes on the cloth.

  • N-polytope
    N-polytope is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting, lasers, sound, sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s works named “Polytopes”.
  • Scrempler

    The Scrempler is an instrument for live sampling and manipulation – meant for improvisation with other musicians.

  • Code LiveCode Live

    or livecode embodied

    Livecoding performance with SuperCollider, using the laptop and the act of livecoding as the sole material.

  • Just Noticeable Difference
    Just Noticeable Difference (JND) is a sensory environment for one person at a time lying in total darkness, and explores the gaps in seeing, hearing and feeling, the fluctuation of noise and order and the play between sensation and sense making directly taking place at the level of bodily experience.
  • Melodized Pillow Hammock

    Developed for Popkalab in collaboration with Bless.

    The hammock has embedded sensors to detect the person on the hammock and the swinging on the hammock and plays music based on this.

  • In Transit

    In Transit are a number of sonic creatures living in the ceiling of the Gerard building at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, they will co-exist with the people living in the building, following their movements, and initiating their own.

    For the repurposing of two old Philips buildings, Anton and Gerard, on the Strijp-S area in Eindhoven, two sound installations are created to enrich the experience of living in the area.

  • Wezen

    translation:

    be, character, creature, essence, gist, nature, being, intelligence,

    also

    orphans

    Wezen is a solo music-theatre work where I try to explore the relationship between theatrical gesture and musical instrument, between the body and the sonic world.

  • Sonobotanics --- Periperceptoidae Triquetrus
    (2010) In collaboration with Elio Bidinost Sonobotanics is still a widely unknown science; it studies plants whose life experience is predominantly in the auditory domain. The sounds of the Triquetri are accurately modelled using Lindenmayer's system.
  • Tinnitus is a half hour composition exploring the sound world of people with hearing disorders, such as hearing loss and tinnitus, based upon an interview with someone suffering these disorders.
  • Chronotopia

    (2008-2010)

    Collaboration with Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, Bangalore, India

    Chronotopia is a dance theater re-imagining of the one of the oldest Indian epic poems: the Tamil epic Silappatikaram. Attakkalari’s multi-media dance production is an episodical journey, which explores the movement of five performers through a physical and emotional landscape of contemporary life: birth, love, marriage, war, devastation, death and transformation. Establishing a link, between the landscape and the emotional as well as spiritual mindset of the protagonist, images from ordinary human existence encounter the intervention of inexplicable forces.

  • Schwelle II

    In collaboration with Chris Salter and Michael Schumacher

    Schwelle II is a live dance theater performance with master improviser and former William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt dancer Michael Schumacher. During the fifty minute work, the spectators experience a person undergoing the traumatic transformation of the body in the period between death and rebirth. At first, the spectators witness an almost immobile Schumacher sitting at a table, condemned to execute a series of futile, minute tasks. Violent physical spasms and vocal outbursts interrupt this stasis, overtaking the performer’s body.

  • Sonobotanics --- Periperceptoidae Dendriformis

    In collaboration with Alberto de Campo and Hannes Hoelzl.

    Modelling the sonobotanic plants, Periperceptoida Dendriformis Sensibilis and Periperceptoida Dendriformis Imaginaris.

  • Sampling theorem

    Sampling theorem, total playing time: 43 minutes.

    Live performance at Büro Friedrich, Berlin (DE), 24 July 2004.

    Nord Micromodular, low-fi samplers, custom built controllers – overall performance interface.