Sequencing Places [work in progress]
Video, audio

The project is part of a visualisation (randomly looping video) of found audio footage from all over the world.

The selected audio recordings are from aporee, other sources and from my own recordings. The work will be presented as an 4 or 8 channel video/audio installation.

Our sonic environment is the ever-present array of noises with which we all live in. Beginning with the primordial sounds of nature, we have experienced an ever-increasing complexity of our sonic surroundings. As civilization develops, new noises rise up around us: from the creaking wheel, the clang of the blacksmith’s hammer, and the distant chugging of steam trains to the “sound imperialism” of airports, city streets, and factories. [source: The Soundscape by R. Murray Schafer]


Processed auidio, 8 min

Once there was nothing, maybe just white noise, a random signal of equal intensity at different frequencies. Due to the origin of the earth, nature, animals and people, variations in this white noise arose, there was no overcrowding or disturbance, it was in harmony with eachother.
Due to the increase in the world population and the urban development of the major world cities in particular, the harmony of these cities can be disrupted. These cities are crossed by flows of people, traffic and goods. Parts of these cities are constantly being expanded, demolished and rebuilt, in a way that aspects for a healthy city are not always taken for granted. You can see the city as an autonomous machine or an organism that generates a soundscape on its own, often resulting in disharmony.
Many cities are currently undergoing a transition, the city is being made more liveable, there is more room for pedestrians, cyclists and nature. The soundscape of the city regenerates into better harmony.


Thousands of protesters in the city of Bogota, Colombia, on 21 Nov. 2019. Daniel Garzon Herazo—NurPhoto/Getty Images

Past Objects – empty memories
Soundscape, video 5 min, layered audio 10 min

53°08'10.9"N 7°10'01.9"E

This work is a sonic virtual 'recording' of old times, recorded in May 2022 in an old farmhouse in the northeast of the Netherlands. Only the silence seems to contain something from the past.
Perhaps the farm has a memory and reflects the events of activities in ancient times if you listen to it long enough.....

The sound of this farm is generated by a sound doubling method: first a 5-minute recording is made, then replayed and re-recorded. This process has been repeated up to 4 times. As more layers are created, a kind of drone is slowly built up with a wide spectrum of tones. This drone seems to be built from the memories of the past.
During the recording, no sound was projected to begin with: the farm seems to be waiting for what might come out of the silence.

place off the recording, former farm in the Nord-east in Holland

a 24h Soundscape National Park Dwingelderveld
52°49'07.1"N 6°24'08.3"E

The quietest area

The Dwingelderveld is known as “The quietest area” in the Netherlands. The vast silent heather of the Dwingelderveld is one of the last areas with undisturbed horizon, where darkness at night is still real darkness and where are no sounds of nature drowned out by highways, railwaysor other sound sources.
The recordings were recorded on May 18and 19 2021. For example, you can hear how it sounds at 4:00 pm or 4:00 am. How quiet it is at times what do you hear? Birds, wind what rustles through the trees, traffic, planes? Listen and find out for yourself!
Silence is a Soundscape-Soundart-Ecology project exploring the acoustic relationships between living organisms, humans and others, and their environment, in a area which is regarded as the quietest area in the Netherlands.


Crossfading Places
Video, drone audio 10 min
Video Wijnand Bredewold
Music Jesús Lastra Time is time

Crossfading Places
The buildings from my personal past have disappeared …
They have given way to new buildings …
They are crossfaded …

In the environment I grew up in, buildings have disappeared over time, they have lost their functions and have been replaced by new buildings with sometimes new functions. For me personally, even the entire neighborhood in which I grew up, Holtenbroek 1 in Zwolle, has completely disappeared. From the important places of my childhood, such as the house where I was born, the schools I attended, the swimming pool, etc., I have found old photos. I photographed the places again. In this video, the original buildings are slowly replaced (crossfaded) by these new buildings. The applied music is a dronescape, which gives the time change an extra dimension.


Long-term project (2017 – ..)

As a child I was already fascinated by maps. I fantasized that I would travel through distant lands and cross borders, where landscapes change and other people live, how exciting that would be …

Later, when I crossed those borders by car or bike, I was always excited. The border crossing was something which took you to other countries. Nowadays borders in European Union have disappeared, you can travel freely.

There is hardly any border control but the visible landmarks have remained there. When walking along the borders, you can still notice them clearly. Not only by boundary markers, such as landmarks, but the border crossing and separations between the two countries are noticeable. What is still visible in the border areas?

I travelled with my camera and have been searching for particular landscapes, objects and scenes. Borders are not only the physical borders in this project, but also zones etc. where you cannot go and where the world ends, or the times I reached my own limits ….


Quantum Randomness

This photo project is about objects that I happen to find somewhere, the only relationship between the photos is that it contains 'something' that has been created by people.
The photos in this series are totally random, have an interaction with something, but are a smaller part of a Quantum: The world in which we live.


Sonic Heartbeat

Sonic Heartbeat” is a project about objects built by people, viewed from an artificial acoustic approach. Objects built by people can make noise or produce noise caused by interaction with physical or human factors such as wind, water, fire, movement, electricity, radio waves or for example traffic. 
From an artificial point of view you could say that they live, that they make a sound and have a “heart”. “Sonic Heartbeat” is a approach are used and mixed through video and sound recordings (soundscapes). The sound was sometimes recorded with the aid of a acoustic microphone or with the aid of a contact microphone. With a contact microphone, mechanical movements (vibrations) are converted into sound.
The sound you hear is not the normal sound that you hear when you are near it, but the sound from within, the Heart of the object! I also used self- recorded sounds that come from radio communication, satellites or from space (radio astronomy), occasionally I used internet resources.