I am Merlijn Twaalfhoven, composer, initiator and designer of music projects that connect cultures, styles and, first and foremost, people.
I am currently working with Kronos Quartet, New York Philharmonic, Netherlands Chamber Choir, but I have also experienced working in conflict areas, refugee camps, remote villages and military zones.
I live with my two kids and wife in an old ship in the Amstel River of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The coming months, I want to share my thoughts and concerns about the role of art and the artist in the world. This dialogue is part of a larger project, the Citizen Artist Incubator. The C.A.I. will connect writers, thinkers, scientists and artists who share a common goal: to support positive, active change in the world.