Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east


Merlijn Twaalfhoven

Let’s bring an artist mindset to the most pressing and complex societal challenges. This is the mission of Merlijn Twaalfhoven, composer and artistic entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Turn Club, a lab for arts in society. In this way, he creates space for imagination, beauty and plays on places that are stuck in scarcity.

As a composer, Merlijn creates music in conflict areas, refugee camps, and other unusual places. Working with artists, scientists, diplomats, and other idealists in unconventional and creative ways, he seeks beauty, experiment, and change.

He is a UNESCO award winner and works with the Kronos Quartet and the New York Philharmonic.