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Maartje Teussink is een songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, componiste en vocaliste uit Nederland. Na een basisstudie op klarinet, en met lessen op drums, en spelend in plaatselijke bandjes, 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) en muziektheorie.

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 ‘Organic Cities’ uitgebracht door Bertus Ditstributie en vervolgens op cd uitgebracht in 2019.

Met eigen composities won zij in 2000 de Grote Prijs van Nederland in de categorie Singer Songwriter. Voor verschillende producties en gezelschappen schreef en bracht zij live eigen composities;  Orkater, Ro Theater (Alize Zandwijk), Theater Bremen (Productions directed by Alize Zandwijk), Schauspielhaus Zürich, Generale Oost, Theater Maatwerk, Saskia Boddeke en Peter Greenaway, het Oerol festival, filmscores (Slaaf, 2014) voor Wouterse & Pronkproductions, muziek voor moderne dans bij Conny Janssen Danst (Courage, 2016 en ‘Broos’ 2019) en andere vrije producties zoals ‘De Laatste’ by Jack Wouterse.

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 de compositie en muzikale bewerking verzorgt voor ‘Kasimir en Karoline’ en ‘Erbarmen’ in de regie van Alize Zandwijk.

In Mei 2022 zijn haar composities voor ‘Vögel’ in Bozen, Italië, te horen.


Maartje Teussink is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist from the Netherlands. After having done studies on drums and clarinet in the Netherlands, she studied at the Janácek Music Academy in Brno, Czech Republic at the department percussion and classical singing. She continued her studies at the Academy for Music and Theater in Amsterdam where she finished her studies in 2003 and continued for music part-time studies on an individual basis and self taught development as a multi-instrumentalist.
Next to gathering experience as a composer and live musician and performer in several national and international theater – and contemporary dance productions her compositions have been released as self handled music releases . Combining alternative pop music with classical influences, releasing popalbums, filmscores and instrumental pieces. In 2018, her release ‘Organic Cities’ has been distributed by Bertus Distribution.

As a songwriter, with previous and recent compositions she received an award for her compositions in the past at the Grote Prijs van Nederland in 2000 in the category singer songwriter. Her music style 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, double bass etc. This way, playing and performing as a musician and sound designer, musical layers are created, resulting in songs, musical spheres, music for theater, soundscapes, music for contemporary dance, music for media and filmscores.

Maartje Teussink is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist from the Netherlands. After having studied some basics on the clarinet, and drums, and having played in local student bands, she studied at the Janáček Music Academy in Brno at the department percussion.

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 ‘Organic Cities’ 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

At the moment, she’s developing the composition and musical arrangements at Theater Bremen for the productions next season 2022, ‘Kasimir & Karoline’ and ‘Erbarmen’ (in the direction of Alize Zandwijk’)

In May 2022 her compositions can be heared in the play ‘Vögel’ which will be playing in Bozen, Italy.

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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