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Pesthuislaan 68
Amsterdam
I magnify the atmosphere of lost and found sounds in my compositions, I am looking for beautiful little details that will flourish in a new sound world. I studied history, and played bass guitar in different experimental bands since high school. After a bike accident I was unable to play bass for a couple of months, and I became increasingly involved with sampling, electronic music, electroacoustic music and sound design. One thing that inspired me was a visit to a hiphop producer, I was intrigued by the way he could build musical structures with his sampler. I did a Sonology course at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and I have participated in workshops at STEIM. I have composed electronic music, music for ensembles, dance- en theatre performances, television and film. I have build various sound installations. I have developed a live sampling and synthesis instrument using LiSa and various game controllers, such as the Wii Remote, to trigger, sample and manipulate sounds in an intuitive and playful way. "The Gasometer Universe" is the title of my winning composition for the MONO competition organised by the German Association for Electroacoustic Music. I have worked internationally with theatre-makers, choreographers, filmmakers and visual artists, and I have performed in China, South-Korea, Venezuela, New York and many other places. In march 2010 I was in Shanghai to work on the installation / performance "The Red Chamber" at the Dutch Culture Centre, as part of the Shanghai World Expo. My spacial composition for the Wave Field Synthesis system from the Game Of Life "Cosmological Flight" premiered in september 2011 at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht.