Meet the plenary panelists at HCIM: Merlijn Twaalfhoven
As a composer and artistic entrepreneur, Merlijn has a specific mission. Bringing an artist mindset to the most pressing and complex societal challenges and creating space for imagination, beauty and play on places that are stuck in scarcity are his main goals.
It's up to us
To encourage a turn towards a sustainable world, I founded The Turn Club, a lab for arts in society with 600 members and wrote the acclaimed book: It’s up to us (Het is aan ons).
I received a UNESCO award and worked with the Kronos Quartet, the New York Philharmonic and many other orcherstras, choirs and music groups around the world.
'I seek beauty, experiment and change'
As a composer, I create music in conflict areas, refugee camps and other unusual places. Working with artists, scientists, diplomats and other idealists in unconventional and creative ways, I seek beauty, experiment and change.
But how might we make an artist mindset contagious? How can we create more space for the unknown, for imagination and play in a world that is stuck in an old model of production and prestige? I hope to bring some inspiration according to this themes to HCIM2021.
Merlijn will be one of the plenary panelists at HCIM 2021, you can find more info about the other plenary panelists here.