With Violinist Heleen Hulst and stage director Ute Stammberger she explored new ways to intensify the performance of Kurtág’s Kafka-Fragments by embedding it in a theatrical performance of Franz Kafka’s story Josephine the singer, or the Mouse Folk. In another version of the Kafka-Fragments they performed it in the twilight of a video environment within the deep silence of moving texts and letters..
With pianist Gerard Bouwhuis she performed Messiaen’s Harawi, chant d’amour et de mort and Arnold Schönberg’s Das Buch der hängenden Gärten. She won special acclaim for her interpretation of Atsuhiko Gondaï’s Rosario, Salvator Sciarrino’s Vanitas and for her interpretation of Xenakis’ Kassandra, which she performed in collaboration with percussionist Johan Faber.
She performed with ensembles and theatre groups including The Maarten Altena Ensemble, Loos Ensemble, Xenakis Ensemble, Theatergroep Hollandia and the Munich ensemble Comédia Opera Instabile.
She has had the honor of premiering many pieces among others Martijn Padding’s Nicht Eilen, Nicht Schleppen, and his Speculum Inversum, Maarten Altena’s Songs on texts of Remco Campert, Huib Emmer’s Rorschach Audio, and Calliope Tsoupaki’s The Hunting Gun.
Her roles in music theatre include 'Antigone' in Frederic Rzewski’s Antigone, ‘Woman’ in Alison Isadora’s Hoofdwas, ‘Frau’ in Gerhard Winkler’s Heptameron, ‘Jeanne’ in Calliope Tsoupaki’s Dark, ‘Anita Roddick’ in Hollandia’s Vuile Dieve, ‘Singer’ in Luciano Berio’s Recital I, ‘Frau von der Grenze’ in Comédia Opera Instabile’s Ein Landarzt.
Improvisation constitutes a recurring part throughout her career. She worked with outstanding improvisers such as Roscoe Mitchell and the late Lawrence D “Butch” Morris, Wolter Wierbos, Peter van Bergen, Mary Oliver and many others of the Dutch and international impro-scene.
As an artist who feels deeply connected to the creative potential of ‘music in the making’ it is for her a great privilege to have worked with composers, stage directors and conductors, among others Maarten Altena, Louis Andriessen, Calliope Tsoupaki, Alison Isadora, Iannis Xenakis, Alexander Knaifel, György Kurtág, Luca Francesconi, Atsuhiko Gondaï, Jan Ritsema, Leonard Frank, Ute Stammberger, Johan Simons, Paul Koek and Frederic Rzewski.