POET, SINGER, LIBRETTIST
with a love for Charles"I don't know about other people, but when I wake up in the morning and put my shoes on, I think, Jesus Christ, now what?"Bukowski, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Rumi amongst others.
On universal wisdom, on who we human beings are in essence. On the optical delusion of thought as the cause for the separateness we experience.
A glimpse of heaven, DIY in 20 min
is an inspiring search for the self, that is always aware.
My Name Is, a moving and impressive tale, with beautiful images and intimate music.
Notes on Hopper is a gentle but strong lesson in darker aspects of art history through jazz.
exhibition Nieuwe Aarde
I write, sing and create (theater) performances and installations, often inspired by visual art and designed within a current social theme. The main driver in these creations is an attempt to answer the question Who Am I (and WTF am I doing here).
At an early age I discovered the book "An End to Time", a conversation between spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti and quantum physicist David Bohm about the ground of our existence. This was the beginning of a lifelong search that led me to special places and experiences, including 5 years as a practicing Buddhist.
I started out as a dancer, studied vocals at Codarts Rotterdam, engaged in some acting and ended up in the theater. Originally a singer songwriter I sang in many formations, started writing to question the meaning of life, love and our roles in society, and evolved into a librettist.
In these productions I collaborated amongst others with composer Paul van Brugge (Golden Calf 2005), pianist/composer Dimitar Bodurov, and jazz pianist Jeroen van Vliet (Boy Edgar Award 2014).