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“Our Harmony”, an interactive music installation @Hotch Potch Festival

The installation Our Harmony is a result of a collaboration between me and two master students from ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practices’ (NAIP) from the conservatory: Kim Bosch and Stefan Kirschbaum. For several months NAIP students and MADtech students had been collaborating to create a one day experimental music festival that we in the end called Hotch Potch. So during this festival on May 13, 2017, many visitors were walking in and out of Our Harmony. By moving their shared position people could trigger sounds and music. Only in collaboration they could really move the music. During performances, the audience was also able to interact with live musicians, and create an atmosphere together.

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Getting a grip on what I’ve read in The Ethics Of Authenticity by Charles Taylor

Getting a grip on what I’ve read in The Ethics Of Authenticity by Charles Taylor

1. Individualism: loss of meaning, fading of moral horizons

Breaking loose of moral horizons > loss of meaning / something worth dying for / pitiable comfort / centring on the self / less concern about others. Continue reading Getting a grip on what I’ve read in The Ethics Of Authenticity by Charles Taylor

Inspired by Richard Bolhuis @ Synagoge, Groningen

Inspired by Richard Bolhuis @ Synagoge, Groningen

I really liked Carol Anne McGowan’s easy-going and quiet stage presence.

I felt a lot of similarities in the atmosphere of his music: dreamy, atmospherical, easy-going. I really liked the style. It was beautiful. But also I felt a lot of similarities in the position Richard Bolhuis is in. He is a musician, but he floats in between the traditional art world an the traditional music world. And I also feel like that, which confuses me, my audience and my ‘feedback-givers’ sometimes. Would be nice to speak to him, and maybe get some advice about his artistic path…

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What am I doing?!

On March 22 I did a presentation about my progress so far. First I gave an overview of what I have been doing the last couple of months, which was very much based on all the previous blog posts on my madtech.me page.

And just like I said in my most recent blogpost about my live performance set at FMI, this performance did a lot to me and made me really think about why I am doing the things I do. I asked myself questions like: Continue reading What am I doing?!

A critical view on our obsession with authenticity

For a while I am having this strong urge to be who I really am, to be authentic, to be genuine, and I want others to be like that as well. It has become an important value for me, even to the extent that I launched the website genuinehearts.net for it. But today I finished the eye-opening book “Everyone is an Artist” which shows that there is also a darker side to our modern obsession with authenticity.

Read more here: http://genuinehearts.net/a-critical-view-on-our-obsession-with-authenticity/

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