Joep Christenhusz

10 May 2021

Joep Christenhusz studied musicology at Utrecht University as well as music theory and composition at the Conservatory of Antwerp. He lectured in music history and analysis at ArtEZ University of the Arts for several years and is still a member of their Professorship Theory in the Arts, where he conducts research on ecologically engaged music and sound art. As a music journalist, Joep writes about (contemporary) classical music for the national newspaper NRC Handelsblad and for De Groene Amsterdammer. For November Music, he wrote several long-read composer portraits, as well as the extensive essay Earth Sounds: Ecological Resonances in Contemporary Music and Sound Art, which was published in November 2020 in collaboration with the Professorship Theory in the Arts. In 2020, Joep contributed a chapter on conceptual music to the book Een kleine muziekgeschiedenis van hier en nu (ed. Mark Delaere). In 2016, ArtEZ Press published his essay collection Componisten van Babel on the work of ten Dutch and Belgian composers of his own generation. An article about the history of the Holland Festival was included in the book Van Mengelberg tot meezing-Mattheus (edited by Emile Wennekes, 2011). He was also co-editor and contributor (with the essay Soundings of Ecological Time in Contemporary Music and Sound Art) to APRIA, Time Matters, a publication by the ArtEZ Theory in the Arts professorship that collectively inquires the changing concepts of time in the arts and other epistemic fields and explores and tests alternative -- past, present and future oriented -- temporalities.