About

Tamara van der Laarse is an Amsterdam based electronic music composer, soundartist, performer, dj and creative producer. Her multidisciplinary practice spans different disciplines including producing music, performing, photography, video and graphic design. As a music composer she is working almost like a musical architect. Concept, emotion and dynamics of sound/music merge with performers, dancers, fashion designers, choreographers, movement directors, collectively creating a gesamtkunstwerk. Seamlessly moving between music, art, fashiondesign, tutoring and creating autonomous work.

She has composed music for fashion-, art performances, (site-specific) installations, moving image, inter-/multidisciplinary productions. Van der Laarse’s performances / work has appeared at art nights, club- and museum nights and fashion shows

As she studied audiovisual art and graphic design (Gerrit Rietveld Academie), she loves to design music/sound conceptually, shaping her own sonic worlds. Classically trained in music (from the age of six) as a child she played piano and cello. Driven by the passion for music, art, design, the stage and visual culture, she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds. From her archive of fieldrecordings, self made beats, ranging from experimental pieces, to imaginary moviescores, soundscapes and dynamic electronic beats.

Her work becomes the intersection between music and (performing) arts. Tamara has been an educator/artistic music director at several art & fashion academies, for coaching and mentoring graduation students.

1) Soundpiece for interdisciplinary art project – With scenographer Eleni Palogou
2) Music for couture – Conny Groenewegen
3) Music for art installation Holocube – Ting Gong
4) Music for digital fashion show – Individuals (Amsterdam Fashion Institute)
5) Additional sound & music productions – vocal edits & recordings

Previous performances at some reknown cultural institutions/ venues: Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam Fashion Instituut, Amsterdam Fashion Week, ArtEz Fashion Design Arnhem, EYE Film Museum, FOAM, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, HÖR Berlin, Huis Marseille, ISOAMSTERDAM, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Melkweg, Museum N8, OCCII, OT301, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, Paradiso, Radio Soulwax, Red Light Radio, Rijksmuseum Passage, Sandberg Instituut, Smart Project Space, Van Gogh Museum, Verdieping/TROUW, W139, Vondelbunker.

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