STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SOUND & PLAY
As a socially engaged artist, I devote myself to facilitate social change through the arts, sound and play. I want to support others to connect with their own self, the others and their communities using the power of music and the arts. I have experience working with individuals and groups that undergo significant stress because of refuge seeking, cultural clash, extreme poverty and social injustice.
I use these same methods to help teams and organizations to strengthen bonds communication and work capacities through workshops and trainings.
I base my work over the principles and methodology of Musicians Without Borders and use the fundamentals of Arts for Peace and Solidarity training from Kinderfreunde - Klaffer Austria: (Erasmus + European Commission)
Interested in one of my workshops or trainings at your organization, community or team? Let's discuss the details and tailor a special activity based on your needs.
Organizations that trust my work
Samples of my work
This workshop was based on the recognition of the self, the other and the collective creation as a community development experiment. The Workshop was recorded at PPLG 2019 conference in Thessaloniki Greece
In this workshop we worked with young people from many different backgrounds to explore and experiment with the concept of democracy. We used many different musical and playful situations where we didn't rationalise upon the concept but we lived it through self expression.
Together with Kirsten Gerritsen, Anan AL-Kadamani and Pim van der Mijl we are developing a space to share experiences and talents through music. Diffusing the line that divides musicians from audience, trained musicians and non-musicians concert hall and community space and many other opposites. We want to turn around how the traditional jam session works and create an environment where the multiculturally richness of the city of Utrecht blends with its people!
As part of a research project and inclusive work on friendship during the harshness of armed conflict, I ran a 1 year long series of interviews with refugee kids residing in Germany. Based on those stories we co-created this song.
With the Stadtteilorchestra Eichholz we created this song about the feeling of having a new home. After the pain of fleeing home and living all behind, there is a bright future possible.
I facilitated the communal work in the orchestra as a safe space for creativity for local kids and asylum seeking kids.
There I conducted a series of interviews and collectively created the lyrics and I wrote the music and produced the song.