Research presentation at ESCOM conference

Merel has presented her research on emotional responses to music in advertising (an electrodermal activity study) at the Ninth Triennal Conference of the Europeon Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music in Manchester: Escom2015. It was received very well, and the abstract is available upon request.

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Mirovia live on NPO Cultura

Live TV broadcast from the Amsterdam Tropentheater: Mirovia Quartet + Michael Gieler (KCO) and Anton Spronk (winner Cellobienale). Strauss, Webern and Brahms on the programme. 20 august at 21:30, NPO Cultura.

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Composition by Willem Jeths

Today Merel recorded a new composition by Willem Jeths, based on a short, very dark story by Kaatje Kaaij. Brilliant music that fits extremely well with the character of the story. It will be on air tomorrow (March 11) at 18:30 + Thursday (March 12) 10:30 at the Klassieken + after 18:00 in Passagio, all on Dutch Radio4

Merel Vercammen and Willem Jeths
Merel and Willem Jeths working on the recording. Willem is currently the Dutch National Composer (Componist des Vaderlands).
Merel Vercammen recording

Opium op 4 & NPO Cultura

This Monday Merel will appear on Dutch TV channel NPO Cultura in Opium op 4 (19:35 onwards), performing “Sprookjes” by Mathilde Wantenaar with pianist Tobias Borsboom. This beautiful composition won the Jury & Audience Prize at the Alba Rosa Vietor Composition Contest last September, and Merel’s performance back then can be found on Vimeo: 

Memento CD #1 in iTunes charts

Merel has collaborated with harpist Remy van Kesteren, trompet player Eric Vloeimans and with her brand-new string quartet, the Mirovia Quartet on the CD “Memento”, which contains Spanish and Brazilian music. The CD reached #1 in the international iTunes album charts, and got good reviews in Dutch newspapers such as Trouw.