Education and traineeships

1986 – 1990 Academie Minerva, Groningen. Full-time fine arts.
1989 traineeship Studio Anthon Beeke, Amsterdam.
1989 international exchange Magyar Iparmüvészeti Föiskola, Budapest. With Kopek Gabor.
1988 traineeship BRS Premsela Vonk (now Edenspiekermann), Amsterdam. With Hans Kruit and Edo Smitshuizen.
1982 – 1984 Indian and Iranian languages at Instituut Kern, Leiden University.
1976 – 1982 Spinozalyceum, Amsterdam. Diploma Gymnasium (incl. Latin and Greek).

Participatory art projects

2021 Sonic Aggregator. Presentation in- and outside Haus der Statistik, Alexanderplatz Berlin of Sonic Aggregator, a further development of the listening object Sonic West.
2018 – 2021 Sonic West. Commissioned by OBA (public library Amsterdam).
2017 Crowdsourcing Mr. Visserplein. Research project together with Centre for Urban Studies (CUS), University of Amsterdam and Municipality of Amsterdam.

Artistic research and consultancy

2022 – 2023 Expert for City of Antwerp on sound planning, acoustics and sound perception for five pilot sound planning projects.
2021 – now Artistic research and consultancy about sound, sound art and ‘sonic wellbeing’ commissioned by the Municipality of Rotterdam for seven major urban transformation projects. Research websites a.o.: and Together with Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University.
2018 Case study (consisting of a.o. workshops, presentations and report) about sound and new methodologies for epidemological measurements of sound/soundscapes. For RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) P_LOK, Percepties LeefOmgevingsKwaliteit; Benchmarking Methods for measurement and analysis.

Commissioned artworks in public space (selection)

2019 SWWS | Sonic West Wall of Sound, commissioned by Municipality of Amsterdam.
2018 – 2021 Listening object Sonic West, commissioned by OBA (public library Amsterdam).
2013 – now Gloei!. Public art project in- and outside fitnesscenter, Amsterdam.
2006 – 2007 The White Tube. Temporary art project commisioned by Gemeente Zaanstad.
2007 ‘Van huis uit’. Three wall-to-wall fotomontages commissioned by Imagine IC, Amsterdam.
2005 GreenLight. 6 months art projection at Damrak Amsterdam. Commissioned by Projectbureau N/Z-lijn, Amsterdam.
2004 ‘Fly’. Artwork at tolhuispont in Amsterdam Noord. Commissioned by foundation North.
2004 Rhijnspoorplein. Immersive 360 degree film installation for ‘De Verlichting’ Club 11, Amsterdam. Commissioned by AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
2002 – 2003 ‘Walk’. Three ultra short films projected on facade of De Balie at Leidseplein. Commissioned by debate center De Balie, Amsterdam.
2002 ‘InnerCityWally’. Series of 7 semi-permanemt animated film projections at 5 outdoor locations in Amsterdam city center. Funded by AFK and Mondriaan foundation.
2001 ‘Play Art’. Poster for city wide art campaign ‘2001, a public space odyssee’. Manifestation AFK.
2001 ‘Oehoe’. Permanent series of open air art projections in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam. Commissioned by stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud Zuid.
1999 “SM+AUDI=AU!’. Filmprojection at the facade of debate centre De Balie, Amsterdam.

Presentations and events (organised by me, selection)

2023 Sonic Aggregator at Circl. Three months presentation of collected neighbourhood sounds with interactive listening object at Circl, a circulair platform at Zuidas, Amsterdam.
2019 Sonic West: collective urbanism through a multiplicity of listening. Symposium at OBA De Hallen, Amsterdam.
2017 Geluid als Stadmaker (Sound as Citymaker). Symposium at Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam.
2015 Deconstructing the soundwalk. Salon at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, Berlin.
2012 The City As Sound. Seminar at Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam. In collaboration with IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Presentations, lectures, courses, workshops, excursions for third parties (selection)

2023 Geluid als Stadmaker. Excursion during Stadmakerscongres 2023, Rotterdam.
2023 Sonic Placemaking, How can artistic methodologies help in designing more liveable and just urban spaces?. Presentation at JPI Urban Europe AGORA “Crafting Tomorrow: The Power of Arts & Design in urban transformation” at NWO (Dutch Research Council) The Hague.
2023 Workshop ‘Geluidsbeleving’ for Atlas Werkconferentie RIVM at Keilehaven Rotterdam.
2023 Planning for calmness and beyond, introducing the concept of sonic quality. Presentation at Eurocities Ghent, working group noise.
2023 Demo of Sonic Aggregator at Urban Sound Symposium 2023, Barcelona.
2023 Sensing the Sonic City. Week-long workshop for Minerva Art Academy Groningen.
2019 – 2023 Sonic Placemaking, Designing urban auditory places. Yearly guest lecture and workshop for course ‘Sense, Space & Public Design’ at University of Amsterdam (UvA).
2022 Workshop ‘Geluidsbeleving’ for Atlas Werkconferentie RIVM at Werkspoorkwartier Utrecht.
2020 The Perception of Sound. Lecture for 50th National Noise Day, Tivoli, Utrecht organised by NSG (Nederlandse Stichting Geluidshinder).
2020 Listening to your listening. Lecture and soundwalk at international course ‘Knowing by sensing’ VU/Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
2019 Listening to urban ambiances. Lecture at ‘Let’s talk Listening’, 20th anniversary seminar of Imagine IC Amsterdam.
2019 Modes of listening. Lecture and soundwalk at programme Training the Senses, Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.
2019 Listening to your listening. Lecture and soundwalk in Summercourse ‘Minding Music Making Sound’ VU/Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
2018 Urban Auditory Assessment. Workshop at congress ‘Dag v/d Stad’ (National day of the city), Amersfoort.
2018 Sound as City Maker. Exhibition at ARCAM, Architecture Centre Amsterdam.
2017 Listening Walk – Houthaven, presentation and walk for Cargo in Context, Amsterdam.
2016 Is place confinement a form of deafness?, lecture at the conference The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments, Leiden University.

Applied work, supporting activities, residencies, lectureships (selection)

2009 – now Co-director Soundtrackcity.
2015 – 2021 Board member Stichting West28.
2015 Four-months residency together with Renate Zentschnig at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz. Funded by Mondriaan Fund.
2005 – 2009 Chair of artists collective Vereniging Pakhuis Wilhelmina, Amsterdam.
2006 Tutor at HKU, faculty Art, Media & Technology, Utrecht.
1993 – 2007 Practice in Graphic Design and Photography (See annex).
1996 – 2002 Initiator and curator Wally public artificial light, Amsterdam.
2001 Workshop Public Space, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.
1999 – 2000 Officemanager HTV de IJsberg, Dutch podium for contemporary art.
1997 – 1999 Artist/Photographer at STAP Kunstprojecten, Amsterdam.
1991 – 1997 Borax, studio for Graphic Design, Amsterdam. Together with Rolf Bron.


2023 Urban Sound Lab, De waarde van geluidsonderzoek met bewoners. Article in “Geluid” Dutch professional journal for acousticians. Together with Renate Zentschnig.
2020 – 2023 Consultancy reports and research websites for municipality of Rotterdam. See a.o., and
2022 Play Play Play, all day every day. A collection of 20 playful listening scores composed by 11 authors of different ages presented at World Listening Day.
2020 Sound as City Maker: Developing a Participatory Collaborative Process to Work With Sound as an Urban Resource. The Case of Mr. Visserplein (Amsterdam, NL). Bookchapter in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies. Together with Edda Bild and Renate Zentschnig.
2020 In coronastad is de auditieve mist opgetrokken. Essay in
2020 Homing Inside Out, A listening guide for home confinement. Publication with other artists in collaboration with Soundtrackcity, The Mystifiers and STEIM, Amsterdam.
2011 Amsterdam moet je horen. Publication with CD-rom including essays and three soundwalks. Soundtrackcity, Amsterdam.
2009 SOUND_TRACK_CITY. Catalogue with CD-rom marking the start of Soundtrackcity. Publisher D’jonge Hond.

Publications by others (selection)

2022 Al die ándere geluiden van de stad. Feature in NRC (Dutch national newspaper).
2022 Dialing Back The Noise In The City Of Din. Feature in Noema about my work in Rotterdam.
2019 Dramaturgie van de stad. Essay by Edo Dijksterhuis in publication “Tot in de haarvaten”, Gemeente Amsterdam Zuid (in Dutch).
2018 Geluid als grondstof. Mobiele curatoren collectief (13) Soundtrackcity. Feature by Hugo Emmerzaal in Gonzo Circus nr. 146
2017 Luister naar de stad. Review of seminar ‘Geluid als Stadmaker’ by Hugo Hoes in VPRO.
2013 Interview at Sounds of Europe, a platform for field recording.
2011 Sound – Track – City, the urban soundwalk. Article by art historian Ina Boiten.


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