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music
education
process facilitation
theatre

Sounds of Change is the name of the Foundation I started in 2016.

The Sounds of Change foundation trains aid workers and teachers to integrate music as an empowering tool in their work with children in (post) conflict areas.

Sounds of Change

"a Postcard from Aleppo" a mini opera written by Merlijn Twaalfhoven nd Abdelkader Benali.

"Postcard from Aleppo"

In March/April 2016 I started a music workshop leader training program with a group of Syrian musicians and other artists. In July I will return for the second part of the training. We will work in Shatila refugee camp, close to Beirut.

Lebanon (music) workshop leaders training program

In the past years I went multiple times to the Middle East, to work with refugee children from Syria and Palestine. Since December I started to facilitate music workshops together with Han van 't Land in the temporary refugee building in Amsterdam Zuid Oost and the Marnixstraat (Amsterdam)

workshops with refugees

Fort van de Verbeelding is an organisation of community musicians and artists, creating concerts and events with big groups of people.

Fort van de Verbeelding

Musicians without Borders uses music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war.

Musicians without Borders

I had the beautiful chance to share my personal story at TEDx Arnhem.

TEDx Arnhem

In January and February 2016, I worked for 8 weeks together with Chance to Dance at the Marni School in Bodhgaya, India.

Chance to Dance project at Marni School Bodhgaya, India

No Man's Land is a community of diverse people from different backgrounds, that comes together to discuss emerging topics and create action plans to change the world in a positive way

No Man's Land

New Album of Lilian Hak coming up, Cafe du Monde!

Including a theatre tour

Lilian Hak

A concert-storytelling performance by Bram van der Vlugt, Hester van der Vlugt, Floris van der Vlugt and me.

van der Vlugt & co

Miss Molly and Me is a singer-songwriter duo with Helge Slikker and Marlijn Weerdenburg. I play with them in their recent theatre-tour, playing music based on the story of Bonnie & Clyde.

Miss Molly and Me

An improvisation collective existing of various musicians, there's no repertoire, only improvised music.

Jam de la Creme

Leading from inside out. Kobranie (founded by Esmee Olthuis) is a method for group oriented and personal creative development. A way to discover your own creativity and the ability to inspire others.

Kobranie

Black Gold 360 is a musical project from producer Simon Sixsmith. The music is downloadable for free!!!

Black Gold 360

Ad & Eefje (and the lost paradise) is a theatre play for children (6-12 yrs), telling the story af Adam and Eve.

Ad & Eefje