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9 Nov 2018

Today was one of Those Days. 

You know, the weather just too hot for a big coat, just too cold for a light one; inside it's a little too stuffy for a sweater but the air has that edge that makes a shirt too thin - and every single student has some variation on The...

12 Oct 2018

Half a year ago, on the 18th of March, a high school friend of mine - Cedric Visser - invited me to his exposition. 

He's a painter, you see.

Now I hadn't actually seen any of his works since high school, but I really wanted to see what he'd been up to, so I happily RSVP...

11 Oct 2018

About a year ago, Jannum Kruidhof wrote an epic ballad for me called "Daedalus and Icarus". 

About a month ago, it had its stage premiere at the Haags Uit Festival concert.

Today, we recorded it in the Trinitaskapel in Dordrecht.

But - as I've mentioned in a previous post...

10 Oct 2018


In case you didn't know this, I don't have central heating at home. I have a gas heater.

In some ways, this is fabulous, because when you think about it, it's really a fireplace that you never have to put wood into.

In other ways, this is slightly less fabulous, becau...

9 Oct 2018

I've been playing a lot of gigs lately. 

For clarification, a gig is defined as "a live performance by a musician - a job, especially one that is temporary or has an uncertain future". It also means "a light two-wheeled carriage pulled by one horse", or "a harpoon-like...

8 Oct 2018

It may have been a month ago, but our performance in the Hague Library deserves its very own post, methinks.

On Sunday the Second of September, Emma Brown, Florence Rapati, Jelle Chin, Thami Fisher and myself entertained about 150 people for a full hour, and it was awes...

2 Sep 2018

Zondag 2 september 2018

Tussen 14:00 en 15:00

Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag


Florence Rapati - Ballerina

Jelle Chin - (tap)danser

Thami Joe Fischer - moderne danser, acrobaat

Emma Brown - Mezzosopraan

Isolde Troost - Pianist

Met speciale dank aan:

Jannum Kruidhof - com...

1 Sep 2018


In case you missed it, tomorrow at 14:00 The Awesome is happening in the Central Library in The Hague, on the first floor, and I can assure you, Awesome it will be.


It turns out Prokofiev, Wagner, Ravel, Nifty Mozart and a modern piece composed especially for yo...

27 Aug 2018

Fun fact: all the groceries in the picture fit into an Albert Heijn shopping basket.

With some difficulty, yes. But they do fit!

Also, tomorrow we start rehearsals for the Haags Uitfestival! For the next few days, I'll be working with dancers Florence Rapati, Thami Fisch...

5 Jul 2018

I know, I know, I haven't posted in half a year, and I should be doing another batch of Sneakily Backdated Updates, and you should really do things in the proper order and so on and so forth...

But you guys. Something really cool happened today.

No, really.

So last Tuesda...

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