article in Het Financieele Dagblad

Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, our equivalent of the Financial Times, asked Michiel to share a ‘burning issue’ with them. In this article, published on 10 November 2012 and inspired by a whole range of writers and artists, he reflects on the omnipresence and potential of ‘creative destruction’ in coping with the problems we face.

Find the complete text (in Dutch) below. And find the same spirit of ‘creative destruction’ in the writings and works of people like Joseph SchumpeterGordon Matta-ClarkFélix González-Torres, Jean TinguelySusan SontagArata Isozaki, Christian Marclay, RotorArcangelo SassolinoCyprien Gaillard, Lara Almarcegui and many others. And read more about the Ise Shrine in Japan (with thanks to Jarrik Ouburg for telling us about this wonderful place).

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By Michiel — Posted November 1, 2012 — 776 Comments

Parool features A Perfect Day

"Art without pedestal" Parool

By Juha — Posted February 11, 2012 — 654 Comments

Four stars for A Perfect Day in NRC

By Juha — Posted February 11, 2012 — 4 Comments

Colin Stetson review in Trouw

A lovely composed review of Colin Stetson’s performance at the Bimhuis of last Thursday in national newspaper Trouw.

By Juha — Posted December 3, 2011 — 2 Comments

Ben Frost and Tim Hecker at Bimhuis receives 4/5 review in De Volkskrant

“Hecker accomplishes something special. He makes music for which you switch of one sense to make space for another.” De Volkskrant

On Sunday 1 May Canadian artist-academic Tim Hecker and Iceland based composer Australian Ben Frost performed for the first time at Viral Radio at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam’s renowned venue for jazz, improvised and experimental music. On one of the most difficult days on the Dutch calendar – 1 May is one day after national holiday Queen’s Day – and with a full terrace on the water outside in the sun, close to 300 people visited one of our most anticipated events this year.

Both artists performed powerful sets of evocative music from their recent albums Ravedeath, 1972 and By The Throat. National newspaper De Volkskrant published a raving review by Gijsbert Kamer, who rated the performances a 4/5. “

By Juha — Posted May 3, 2011 — 315 Comments