P R O D U C E R | Radio Concertzender | 2012 - 2023
Quote: Music causes changes in the parts of your brain that process your emotions. That actually applies to all music, not just specific songs that move you. So you can become a lot happier than you are now. Research by De Psycholoog shows that music always influences how you feel. Even before you are aware that you are hearing music, your emotions are already affected by it. What turned out? Music ensures that your two hemispheres of the brain work together a little better.
ORIENT EXPRESS | 2016 - 2023
* 13 Oct & 18 Oct : Trio Meïkhâneh - Nostalgique Vietnam.
* 10 Nov & 15 Nov : Sussan Deyhim - Kronos Quartet & Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat.
* 08 Dec & 13 Dec : Fusion India/Europe - Sheila Chandra - Deva Premal & Miten.
Upcoming: 29 Dec & 03 Jan : Turkey: Haytham Safia - Emre Gültekin & Guo Gan - Istanbul Twilight - Renaud García-Fons & Derya Türkan.
WANDERING AROUND JEWISH MUSIC | 2020 - 2023
* 15 Oct & 20 Oct : Budapest Klezmer Band - Di Gojim (NL) - Duo A Libe (NL).
* 19 Nov & 24 Nov : Kroke (Polen) - Alicia Svigals (USA) - Les Yeux Noirs (France).
* 17 Dec & 22 Dec : Lenka Lichtenberg (Canada) - Esther Lamandier (France) - Margot Leverett (VS).
CARIB CALLING | 2017 - 2018
Music from Suriname, Caribbean and South America. A program based on an idea by Noraly Beyer around special guests who could determine their theme and music themselves. Participants: Lydia Emanuels - Marcel Weltak - Edgar Burgos - Gerda Havertong - Oscar Harris - Walter Muringen - Robert-Harman Sordam - Vincent Henar - Guilly Koster - Henk van Vliet - Jeffrey Spalburg.
P R O D U C T I O N S | BAMM.TV | 2011-2014
GLOBAL SCENE AMSTERDAM
Production / local manager for BAMM.TV 's Global Scene Amsterdam. This live concert series was developed from Bamm’s regular documentary series, which presents the most compelling aspects of the underground and emerging music scenes in the world’s most interesting capital cities.
HIDDEN - April 18, 2012
Production Hidden documentary for BAMM.TV, about and with the band Jungle by Night interviewed at Melkweg & De Balie, followed by their release party concert at Paradiso Amsterdam.
R E T R O S P E C T I V E | 2011 - 1946
AMSTERDAM | 1995 - 2011
I've changed Paris for Amsterdam in early 1995, where I got lucky by my first visite to the most famous pop-temple in town Paradiso. Later that year, I started working for several culture oriented institutions, such as: Eurostage, Orkest & Gehoor, Kunst & Bedrijf, BNA... Last in the row: The John Adams Institute from co-founder & director Anne Wertheim (2001-2011). I have been the event-coordinator from September 2004 to December 2011. Working with 3 directors: Monique Knapen, Corine Krijgsman and Russell Shorto. Together with the JAI volunteers, we've organized a total of 121 lectures events with the best American (and some English) authors and one filmmaker.
PARIS | 1995 - 1968
I had to leave the US and went back to Europe, Paris this time in July 1968. A Dutch theatre -maker I had met there advised me to follow my passion: live music. Thanks to him, I’ve worked for a famous Dutch singer, and later for festivals and theatres with French singers, rock-bands, jazz-musicians & world music artists. I've lived and worked in Paris for 27 years.
NEW YORK CITY | 1968 - 1967
In 1967, I went to New York City where I got inspired by the New York City Art & Music Scene. A specially by Bill Graham's Fillmore East on 3th. Avenue. They produced daily concerts with the superstars. Remarkable was the performance of The Doors on March 22, 1967: although they were retarded by the police for more than 45 minutes, they played better than ever before.
ROTTERDAM | 1966 - 1965
My career started in 1965 as cashier at Movie-Theater Lantaren / Venster in the Gouvernestraat in Rotterdam. Where Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita was running during the twelve months I've worked there.
I was born on New Years Day 1946 in devastated Rotterdam.