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Maartje Teussink is een songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, componiste en vocaliste uit Nederland. Na een basisstudie op klarinet, studeerde zij op de the Janacek Music Academy in Brno op de afdeling percussie (prof.Opršal) en klassieke zang (wijlen prof. Hrabal). Op de Amsterdamse Toneelschool en Kleinkunstacademie, met een soloproject onder begeleiding van Bram Vermeulen in 2002, studeerde zij na een extra (master) jaar af in 2003 en vervolgde een studie (2 jaar) op de Rietveldacademie in Amsterdam en als artist-in-residentie (Burren College of Art, Ierland) en particuliere lessen (contrabas, particuliere lessen), zangles (Edwin van Gelder, Marja Gamal, Bark Kiene tijdens studieperiode), masterclasses (zang bij Lucia Meeuwsen, klassieke zangcursus Prof. Uribe (Budapest, Hongarije).

Naast het opbouwen van ervaring in verscheidene theaterproducties als componist en live performer, ontwikkelt zij uitgaves in eigen beheer. Zij zoekt naar een muzikale ontwikkeling door alternatieve popmuziek te combineren met klassieke invloeden. In 2018 is haar nieuwste digitale release uitgebracht door Bertus Ditstributie en vervolgens op cd uitgebracht in 2019.

Verder is zij actief als componist en tekstschrijver voor andere songwriters, voor theaterproducties, filmmuziek, multimedia installaties, dansperformances en vrije producties. Als onafhankelijke creator van muziek, zoekt zij wegen om haar expertise als componist te ontwikkelen, maar ook als tekstschrijver, producer, en publisher voor haar eigen werk en voor derden onder de naam ‘Thoughtrecords’. www.thoughtrecords.com

Momenteel ontwikkelt zij werk voor Theater Bremen in Duitsland, waar zij het nieuwe seizoen in de productie ‘In Bed With Madonna’ te zien en te horen is.

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Maartje Teussink is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist from the Netherlands. After having studied some basics on the clarinet, she studied at the Janáček Music Academy in Brno at the department percussion (prof.Opršal) and classical singing (prof. Hrabal). At the Academy for Music and Theater in Amsterdam she finished her studies in 2003 and continued for studies (two years) at the Rietveldacademy in Amsterdam and as an artist in residence (Burren College of Art, Ireland) and particular lessons (Double Bass (particular lessons), vocals (Edwin van Gelder, Marja Gamal, Bart Kiene during education period) and masterclasses (vocals with Lucia Meeuwsen, singing course with prof. Uribe (Budapest, Hungary).

Next to gathering experience in several theaterproductions as a composer and live performer, her music is developed for releasing self handled musicreleases. She seeks for a musical development combining alternative popmusic with classical influences. In 2018, her latest release has been distributed by Bertus Distribution.

As a songwriter, building her repertoire began in high school, after having taught some chords & guitarplaying herself. Her musicstyle can be described as lyrical and alternative, combining different musical influences and instruments such as guitars, drums, bass, piano, synthesizer, vocals, samples, clarinet, bouzouki, percussion etc. musical layers are created.This way, playing and performing as a musician, musical spheres, soundscapes, songs and filmscores are created and developed.

With previous and recent compositions she received an award for her compositions in the past at the Grote Prijs van Nederland. Last years works for theater were developed for different companies such as Orkater, Ro Theater (Alize Zandwijk), Theater Bremen (Productions directed by Alize Zandwijk), Schauspielhaus Zürich, Generale Oost, Theater Maatwerk, Saskia Boddeke en Peter Greenaway, the Oerol festival, filmscores voor Wouterse & Pronkproductions, music for contemorary dance with Conny Janssen Danst (Courage, 2016) and other independant productions such as theatersolo ‘De Laatste’ by Jack Wouterse.

Also, she’s active as a composer and lyricist for writing compositions for other songwriter, for theaterproductions, filmscores, multimedia installations, dance performances and productions. As an an independant creator of music she’s seeking ways to develop her skills as a composer but also a a lyricist, producer and publisher for own productions and for others under the name ‘Thoughtrecords’. www.thoughtrecords.com

In 2019/20 she will be playing live solo, and she’ll be developing self handled musicreleases, live music and soundscapes for plays at Theater Bremen – Germany (Der Schimmelreiter, Vögel – Productions directed by Alize Zandwijk

In Mai 2020 the play ‘Der Schimmelreiter’ will be playing in Brno, Czech Republik and the play ‘Vögel’ will be playing in Boze, Italy in 2021.

Live arrangements for ‘In Bed With Madonna’ – A concert with Madonna Songs brought live @ Theater Bremen can be visited this season till the end of season ’20.

ORGANIC CITIES

‘Organic Cities’ is a solo album of Maartje Teussink. After a couple self-handled releases, the 19-track album – published at Bertus Distributie – was integrated in several theaterproductions in the Netherlands and abroad. The album written and produced by Maartje Teussink herself exists of different layer by layer recorded arrangements and English sung lyrics. The development and the recording of the songs, the artwork and lyrics, was realized during travels between different cities between 2016-2018, the title ‘Organic Cities’ is a name for music as a binding and constant factor in an always changing time and place. The songs give an impression of a constant world of emotions while gathering impressions and experience in a city-moving world. The cd will be presented at the 1st of June 2019 at the Pelgrimsvaderkerk in Rotterdam and will be in stores from the 31st of May.

Maartje Teussink’s studio is based in Schiebroek, Netherlands. She is married and ia also active as a music (theater) teacher.

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