Interdisciplinary sound artist/ headphone artist. Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Sound installation in Anyang South Korea, at the invitation of curator Sun A Moon, APAP 6 (Anyang Public Art Project 6). Theme of the main exhibition is 'Symbiotic City' (October 17 - December 15 2019).
How does a symbiotic city sound like?
Binaural sound research in Anyang South Korea grafted on the theme 'Symbiotic City' (August 2019).
Sonic Schizorealism, a schizoanalytical perspective on Cilia Erens' sound works and binaural recording.
Lecture by curator Arkadiusz Póltorak (PL) during RE:Sound 2019 (Aalborg (DK).
Contribution to the 5.1 soundscape project 'Dock / Ancien Palais de Justice'.
Les Brasseurs art contemporain, Liège (BE)
Sound advice for the municipality of Leiden
regarding the reorganisation of the square 'Garenmarkt' (Leiden) in collaboration with Professor Marcel Cobussen (UVL) and Irene van Kamp (RIVM).
International sound art exhibition by Kunstkring Gaasterland. 'There is nothing to tell me', a sound walk about World War 1.
The APPEL Curatorial Program
Exhibition 'Sonic Field Work' during Brace for Impact Node #3
In combination with 'Sonic Field Walk Lely'.
The great Dutch art calendar NL18
Contribution to The Great Dutch Art Calendar of Trichis Publishers 2018 on China's sonic globalisation, page September, 26.
St. Joost Academy
Workshop: conceptual approach and practice of the 'binaural recording technique'.
Museum Night Amsterdam and Steim's Open Days
Public Pilot of the loudspeaker research 'Time Lapse China (1986-2015)', translated into a dialogue between a 3D sound field (HF Omniwave speakers) and mono soundscources (a series of LF mini loudspeakers).
Lecture 'Mr. Visser Square, extremes on walking distance'. A seminar on the theme 'Sound as city maker' in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Studies (Amsterdam University) and the Reinhardt Academy.
EPAS (European Post Graduate in Arts in Sound), binaural recording workshop for students 2017 -2018
STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music): artist in residency on 'Time Lapse China'.
The Netherlands Film Academy
Annual binaural workshop 'Seeing sound' for shift 2021.
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Development budget by the AFK to do research on how to develop an exhibition-context for 'Time Lapse China' (a binaural sound research on globalization of urban China 1986-2015).
St. Joost Academy
Workshop: conceptual approach and practice of the 'binaural recording technique'.
Leonardo Music Journal
Binaural contribution to 'Listen to the absent, Binaural inquiry in Auditive Spacial Perception' by scientist Jeroen de Vos, MIT Press Volume 26, December 2016
Moving the Masses 1986 - 2015
Sound walk (and partly listen walk) during the international conference 'The Role and Positioning of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments' on the occasion of the new Chair 'Auditive Culture' at Leiden University
Sound image for Icon Archangel Michaël
Sound image (1m) at the group exhibition ‘Strategies for fighting evil’ at Galerie Het Langhuis, Zwolle
'Portable Silence 2', site-specific meditative sound walk, created for the Festival ‘Gelders Arcadië Echo van de Tijd’ (Arcadian Gelderland, Echo of Time).
Workshops, interviews and guest lectures
Keynote speaker at the Symposium 'Van geluid naar Klankkleur' (from sound to timbre) of The National Institute for Public Health.
Lunch lecture and workshop at The Royal Academy The Hague.
Pecha Kucha presentation for PechaKucha X UrbanEars.
Workshop for students of the European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound.
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Artist talk 'Audible Scale'
Artist talk China Daily.
Galery Het Langhuis
Artist talk and 'Sound image' for Icon Archangel Michaël' at the group exhibition ‘Strategies for fighting evil’ at Galerie Het Langhuis, Zwolle.
How to map a city by your ears? Interview during PAPA Fieldwork #6 by moderator Lino Hellings, founder of 'Participating Artists Press Agency', in Pakhuis De Zwijger (Amsterdam).
Citylife, talkshow by Tracy Metz
Interview by Tracy Metz about urban China in her monthly talkshow in De Balie (Amsterdam) including the audiovisual column 'Sound is Sight' for the 'City Life' website
The audible space/ LMH Frequencies: artist talk in the series 'Sniffing ether'.
Observing the city/ Sound
Workshop for Master students Information Design of the Design Academy Eindhoven; sound research on STRIJP-S
Master of Film
'Life in sound spaces', lecture about how life manifests in sound, a.o. about 'Soundspace China'.
Time Lapse China
Sound research on location on urban changes in China 1986-2015, based on binaural recordings of China 1986. Financed by a crowdfunding project on the Voor de Kunst Platform.
There is nothing to tell me
Permanent interactive GPS directed Soundwalk about World War 1.
Assignment of the Belgian institute 'Musica, impulscentrum voor muziek'.
Sound space identity
Lecture at the Royal Academy, The Hague in the context of the theme 'About the real and the true' of the Studium Generale 2015.
Development of a Binaural Recording device, a stand alone, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Geluid.
Film director Menno Otten receives the Dutch Directors Guild Award, Cine Trofa Award, Portugal and the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival Award, Romania.
assignment, designed for a hearing-impaired person. Manufacturer Robert Bosch Geluid in cooperation with Cilia Erens and De Herrieboerderij.
Spaces and silences
soundwork during the Cultura Nova Festival in Heerlen about 'the collective silence of Real Estate' (august 2013).
'Via Dolorosa', experimental documentary of film director Menno Otten during The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam about the Semana Sancta in Malaga, Spain. Binaural recordings in Malaga are made with a Dummy Head.
Sound work for waiting cataract patients
as part of the exhibition 'Designing Health' of the New Institute in the Designhuis Eindhoven (september 20 - janaurai 5 2014).
The power of reality sound
lecture during the symposium 'Sound and Site' about sound art CBK Groningen curated by soundartist Edwin van der Heide.
Making space audible
lecture during Ignite Amsterdam#28 (Mediamatic)
of the first soundwalk in The Netherlands CHINA DAILY in the collection 'Klankstappen' of Gonzo (circus) #114
Sound is sight / sound is space
a lecture and headphone-presentation at 'Kleurcongres' about ‘Colour in the public domain’.
for the internet platfom about Field recording Sounds of Europe (February 2013). A variety of posts about field recordings in Holland, including Reality sound - an interdisciplinary medium.
Spazio workshop at ICK (international choreographic artcentre Amsterdam) in collaboration with choreographer Robert Steijn. Investigation with European choreographers how 3D daily sound is influencing the kinesthetics of the body and vice versa.
Jogging the mind/ echoing Dutch landscapes
research in New York on a walking meditation in collaboration with choreographer Robert Steijn in combination with the choreographers Daria Fain (US) and Jennifer Monson (US).
workshop with students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in the Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel, part of the project SlowLloyd of Carolyn Strauss.
a series of soundwalks in the Auditorium of the TU Eindhoven for the Flemish Dutch Building Physics Society and the Acoustical Society of the Netherlands.
DNA Vlietzone (Soundmap)
Assignment of visual artist Lino Hellings of PAPA (Participating Artists Press Agency) to map the DNA VLIETZONE, an area of the municipality of The Hague around the Prins Claus fly overs. Visual design by Marjolijn Boterenbrood.
a sound walk through 'magic realism' - assignment of ‘Grenzeloos Geluid’.
Landing Soon #10
three month’s artist-in-residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the indonesian visual artist Octora.
sound installation in Yogyakarta (Cemeti), Jakarta (Erasmushuis), The Hague (Heden) in 2010.
sound walk in Yogyakarta, based on the Balinese day of silence.
Doors into the past
sound walk in Seethen, Germany, commissioned by Eurolandart 2009. Dramaturgy Robert Steijn.
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Sound work (article in Dutch) for eye-operating chairs as part of the art collection of the hospital, a world scoop under Eye hospitals.
Portable Silence 1
A portable soundwork for the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the MEDIAFONDS in its new building.
Soundwork about the collective silence in the University Library in Groningen, an assignment of the Sound Festival Sounddish.
Culture Mile Enschede
Contribution to an international expertmeeting with a.o. Max Neuhaus and Andreas Oldörp about sound art for the Culture Mile in Roombeek, organized by SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space). Curator Guy De Bievre.
Soundpanorama of the Mr. Visserplein
Morphology Study with students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture about 'the audible space' of the Mr. Visserplein in Amsterdam.
The Manifestation ODA, A SOUND RELIC
commissioned by SKOR and Artfoundation Sint-Oedenrode as part of the project ‘Slotjes van Sint-Oedenrode 7waarvan3’. Dramaturgy Robert Steijn.
a sound walk around the Dutch Embassy in Berlin during the Sonambiente Festival. Part of the Festival SONAMBIENTE 2006. The sound theme is water.
a series of public performances in theatres in The Netherlands about 'Collective Silences'.
X minutes of silence
a sound installation on the river the Zaan
Collective silence in Japan
Sound research in Tokio and Yamadera on ‘Collective Silences’, on the Japanese concept of the sound of keeping silent.
Soundmap Atrium The Hague
sound walk commissioned by Stroom, the Hague, centre for art and architecture.
sound documentary on the beauty of day-to-day sound and on the perception of distance by born blind people (RVU Radio).
Real time thresholding
sound installation for wireless headphones in Smart Project Space, Amsterdam.
The Rotterdam Period
Several sound walks in coproduction with The Rotterdam Theatre, 'Rotterdam Cultural Capital 2001' and ‘September in Rotterdam’:
- Blind Date in Shanghai
sound theatre for visually impaired and blindfolded seeing people in the Rotterdam Theatre in collaboration with Justin Bennett during 'Rotterdam Cultural Capital 2001'.
sound walk in the Museumpark 2000.
sound walk from The Rotterdam Theatre to Platform 9 of the Rotterdam Central Station. Dramaturgy Willem Jan Otten 1998.
- Soundwalk in 24/7 Space
a series of night walks in the Witte de With and around during the Twenty Four Seven Festival 1998
Panorama Lux, view in sound
in the harbour of IJmuiden (wireless headphones), during ‘Fortress Lux’ organised by Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland
sound walk in and around the Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, commissioned by the Taiwan-Holland Festival.
Workshop Soundwalk at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
Since 1997 operating as an interdisciplinary autonomous sound artist and as a developer of different types of sound walks and -works, based on pure daily sound, generally site- and situation specific.
Introduction of the ‘geluidswandeling’ (sound walk with walkmans) in The Netherlands. Pioneer of the sound walk as a form of art in public space in The Netherlands.
Research in China on the sound of daily life using the binaural recording technique.
Participation in the group exhibition Amsterdam-Köln in Cologne, in collaboration with visual artist Marianne van Hooff.
- Since 1996 interdisciplinary sound artist
- 1980-1996 part of the theatre collective TENDER. Performances abroad: Expo ‘92 Sevilla, theatre festivals in Finland, Germany, France, Hungary, England, Italy, Belgium.
- 1987 Introduction of ' the soundwalk' in The Netherlands during the TENDER solomarathon.
- 1979-1981 business leader for mime and dance companies.
- 1976-1979 freelancer at Ikon Radio, NOS, RVU.
- 1976 UvA: master Urban Planning and Social Geography.
- Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands
PERIODICAL WORKSHOPS AND GUEST LECTURES
- Since 2003 until now
THE AUDIBLE SPACE, a 3D listening experience and SEEING SOUND, about a conceptual approach of the binaural recording technique for students of the Netherlands Film and Television Academy.
MORPHOLOGY STUDIES at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam
Workshops and guest lectures at Sandberg Institute, Rietveld Academie, ArtEZ, Minerva Academy, Sint Joost, RadioLab, Academy for Duta Wakana Christian University in Yogyakarta and Semarang State University, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS
- 2013 'The birth of the sound walk', published in 609#13, magazine of the Dutch Cultural Mediafund.
- 2013 "Reality sound - an interdisciplinary medium". Blog for the internet platform for field recordings 'Sounds of Europe'.
- 2012 ‘The audible space’, article in ‘Music Space and Architecture’ published by the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture ISBN 9789461400055.
- 2010 Contribution to 'Someones Garden', a Japanese artbook about artist in residencies worldwide. ISBN978-4-86100-669-2.
- 2009 ‘Soundspace Yogya, a sound diary’, published by Cemeti (Indonesia) and Heden (The Netherlands) ISBN 978-979-19018-2-6.
- 2009 'The Audible Space', bijdrage aan de Australische Anthologie ‘Hearing Places, Sound Place Time Culture ‘ redactie Ros Bandt, Michelle Duffy and Dolly MacKinnon, Universiteit van Melbourne, publicatie: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 1-84718-255-0; ISBN 13: 9781847182555.
- 2001 ‘The search wich is called Vedute’, article in ‘Vedute 1991-2001’ ISBN: 90-76359-06-7.
MEMBERSHIP OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
- 2002-2011 - The Dutch Cultural Media Fund
- 1994-1998 - The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
- 1980 - 1996 - Member of TENDER, a theatre collective, performing in real life situations in the Netherlands, Europe and Sevilla Expo '92.
AND ALSO ...
- Since 2003 - Artist member of Arti.
- 1980 - 1996 - Member of Tender, a theatre collective, performing in real life situations in the Netherlands, Europe and Sevilla Expo ’92.
- 1987 - Introduction of the ‘geluidswandeling’ (sound walk) in The Netherlands
- 1979-1981 - Business leader of dance and mime-groups
- 1976-1979 - Freelancer radio producer for Ikon Radio, NOS, RVU.
- 1976 - Master City Planning and Social Geography (University of Amsterdam)
- 16 februari 1946 - Born in Haarlem