woensdag 21 mei 2008
Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven, for One Magazine.
This one was shot yesterday, as a cover for NRC Next's One Magazine. Merlijn Twaalfhoven is a much praised Dutch composer who on a regular basis creates a stir with his special projects outside of the regular concerts on offer, whereby he likes to appeal to all of the observer's senses. His work has won him several prizes in the Netherlands and abroad, it can be heard regularly on radio and it is performed by orchestras both national and international. As a professor in “Pop Kunst” at ArtEZ school of arts in The Netherlands, he researches how artists can reach a new and diverse public without giving up their artistic vision and ideas. He is himself striving to accomplish this in his projects with his foundation La Vie Sur Terre and in cooperative projects with, among others, Theatre Group Amsterdam, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Dutch national Ballet and the Springdance Festival. He has also produced numerous projects on location with local musicians in Central Europe, Cyprus and Japan. His website is www.laviesurterre.nl.