About me | music, soundart, fashion, performance

photography by Maarten Nauw

photography by Maarten Nauw

I design, compose and produce sound and music for collaborative art projects or performances. My work as a creative music designer is the intersection between music and (performing) arts and (fashion) design,

I studied audio visual art and graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, art, design, movement and concept are always part of my work. I’m classically trained in music from the age of six, as a child I played piano, cello and today I focus mainly upon electronic music composition.

I’ve been a guest tutor at several art / fashion departments at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam Fashion Instituut, ArtEz Fashion Design, where I teach (graduation) students how to communicate with sound and music in a particular artistic language connected to the artistic practice of the student, for a fashion show or art performance.

Since 2010 I’ve been part of fashion collaborations, by providing music research, creating sound concepts or making music for: couture, non-couture, streetwear, runway, art installation, (live) group and solo-shows, performance, and designing sound for video content / online projects. I work closely with other participants, choreographers and light / stage designers.

Previous collaborations with: Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam Fashion Instituut, Amsterdam Fashion Week, ArtEz Fashion Design, EYE Film Museum, FOAM, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Huis Marseille, ISOAMSTERDAM, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Melkweg, Museum N8, OT301, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, Paradiso, Van Gogh Museum, Red Light Radio, Rijksmuseum, Smart Project Space, Sandberg Instituut, W139.

1) Sounds for Future Fusion (Individuals / Amsterdam Fashion Institute)
2) Sound for couture – Conny Groenewegen (video)
3) Holocube, art installation by Ting Gong (glass pyramid installation in space)
4) UNSEAM ( Sounds for a presentation)
Sound for art performance
– with artist Ting Gong
6) Additional sound & music productions – vocal edits & recordings

Previous fashion collaborations