I'm Listening

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February from 10:30 to 16:00

Listening elevated to art

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February, pianist Marnix van de Poll turns the tables in our Auditorium. As a pianist, Marnix is listener to museum visitors, who are his guests that afternoon.

Visual artist Dré Wapenaar designed a special Listening Pavilion, in which Marnix receives his guests. During one-on-one conversations, he listens attentively and without judgment, answering each conversation directly with a musical improvisation. Other visitors can listen in through headphones - as if you were present at a live podcast recording.

Personal conversation

A personal conversation between artist and visitor at a time when delay, connection and proximity are so important. I'm Listening is a performance in a museum context that elevates listening to art.

Practical information

  • Dates: SSaturday 25 and Sunday 26 February
  • Time: continuously from 10:30 to 16:00
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Price: free with a valid museum ticket

Want to make sure you can join the conversation with Marnix? Then reserve a spot with Carolien Beenhakker. Registration to come and listen is not necessary, just walk in, sit back and relax.

Experiences of other museum visitors

The improvisation was a very special gift after the openness and vulnerability of the conversation. | Thanks so much for the amazing improvisation and the experience together in the pavilion. | I feel much lighter now. | Listening to another person's conversation changes my perception of time. | The pavilion feels like a safe womb. | Because Marnix listens without judgement, I tell more.


Vrije Geluiden (Free Sounds) previously made a broadcast about I'm Listening, listen to it here (Dutch only)

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