Feb 01, 2020

Sijstermans for 02022020

Angela de Weijer, Rutger Muller and Sijstermans collaborated on behalf of Intro In Situ to contribute to the 02022020 event, celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime palindrome date of the 2nd of February 2020. Their performance Retracing, and performances by the other contributing artists, can be viewed here.

Nov 23, 2019

Sijstermans @ Abstract Music Gera

Sijstermans was one of the performers and featured composers at the Abstract Music #4 concert at Häselburg in Gera (DE). She performed music by Burkhard Schlothauer, Antoine Beuger, Eva-Maria Houben and Rishin Singh, as well her bass clarinet solo piece thi.

Nov 16, 2019

Sijstermans @ DNK Amsterdam

Sijstermans was one of three performers in this concert centered around the Rhodes piano. Together with Dante Boon (Rhodes) and Seamus Cater (concertina) she performed works by John Cage, Daniel Brandes, Eva-Maria Houben, Samuel Vriezen and Jürg Frey, aswell as her piece a song. The concert was part of the DNK Amsterdam concert series.

Nov 08, 2019

POM @ Ftarri Festival Tokyo

Amsterdam-based pianist/composer Dante Boon performed Sijstermans's piano solo piece POM at the Ftarri Festival in Tokyo. 

Oct 28, 2019

- Nov 3

Sijstermans on Tour

Together with her colleagues, Sijstermans will perform her latest composition in her installations.This tour in The Netherlands forms the finale to her residency at music production house Intro in collaboration with Via Zuid. In the performances she was joined by her colleagues Antoine Beuger (flute), Rishin Singh (trombone),

Johnny Chang (viola), Fredrik Rasten (guitar) and Leo Svirsky (accordion).

29-10 Cultuurhuis Heerlen

30-10 Cellebroederskapel Maastricht

31-10 Kuub Utrecht

01-11 Splendor Amsterdam

2&3-11 November Music Den Bosch

Oct 19, 2019

Sijstermans @ Piano+ Brooklyn

The Hague-based composer Vladan Kulisic (SRB), members of the New York-based LCollective and Sijstermans will be performing each other's compositions in a concert as part of the Piano+ concert series in Brooklyn. 

Location: Areté Venue & Gallery

Sep 19, 2019

- Sep 22

Sijstermans for Jonas Staal @ Ruhrtriennale

Together with Maya Felixbrodt and Samuel Vriezen, Sijstermans will provide "trainings" as part the work Training For The Future by the Dutch artist Jonas Staal, during the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum (DE). Training for the Future is a utopian training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to pre-enact alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. In these afternoon trainings, trainees take responsibility for the possibility of polyphony through expression and/or attention, developing a plural voice, a collective ear, a shared resonance.

Sep 07, 2019

POM @ Piano+ NY

​Pianist Teodora Stepancic will perform Sijstermans's piece POM as part of the programme for the 16th concert in her Piano+ concert series. 

Location: Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Sep 19, 2019

a song @ sagital Buenos Aires

Sijstermans's piece a song was part of a this concert in the Sagital concert series run by Gabriela Areal in Buenos Aires. Performers: Florencia Sgandurra (electronic hamonium), Mariana Brondino, Rosa Nolly (baritone sax) and Gabriela Areal (cello).

Jul 29, 2019

daily up to and incl. Aug 4, 2019

KLANGRAUM 2019 I @ Düsseldorf

​From the 30th of July up to and including the 4th of August Germaine Sijstermans was one of the musicians, performing in many of the festival's concerts, including performances of her own works, and actor Joep Dorren's music theater project Kitan. Kitan also included butoh dance by Sanae Kagaya and video projection by Els van Riel.
All performances took place at Kunstraum in Düsseldorf as part of the Klangraum festival.

Jul 27, 2019

Sijstermans + Areal + LCollective @ LIMA studios

​Together with Argentinean composer/cellist Gabriela Areal and members of the Brooklyn-based composers ensemble LCollective (Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, Douglas Farrand, Evelyn Emile) Sijstermans will bring a concert at the newly founded LIMA ateliers in Heerlen. 

Jul 25, 2019

Sijstermans + Areal + LColletive @ Cellebroederskapel

​Together with Argentinean composer/cellist Gabriela Areal and members of the Brooklyn-based composers ensemble LCollective (Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, Douglas Farrand, Evelyn Emile) Sijstermans will bring a concert at the Cellebroederskapel in Maastricht. This concert is part of a series organised by Intro

Jul 06, 2019

Sijstermans + Lukatoyboy @ The Hague

Almost four years after they met at an off-grid incubator in the middle of nowhere, Sijstermans and Lukatoyboy played an improv duo set at the Grey Space in the Middle in The Hague. 

Lukatoyboy, a musician, sound artist and educator. Current practice is based on performances dealing with networks, sound and narrative, using walkie talkies and site specific topics.

Jun 22, 2019

Omega Impact @ Odapark Venray (NL)

Germaine Sijstermans will be performing as part of the band Omega Impact at Odapark, a beautiful old park housing a wide variety of statues and art, through out the park and its gallery.

At 15:00 Omega Impact members will be performing in the park in improvisation inspired by the artworks. At 16:00 the band will give a concert with their original repertoire in the lovely tea house at the center of the park.

The park improvisations are freely accessible, concert tickets are €7,50.

​Current exposition at the gallery is Le jugement de Darwin by artist duo Les Deux Garçons.

Jun 08, 2019

Sijstermans @ Piano+ NY

Sijstermans's work M will be performed in a programme for piano and electronics by Teodora Stepancic and LCollective.

This concert is part of the Piano+ concert series. 

Location: Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Jun 01, 2019

Omega Impact @ Brussels Garden Sessions

​Germaine Sijstermans performed as part of the band Omega Impact in Brussels. On the programme were memorable songs like Take Me To Heerlen or I Want To Live In Gorzów as well as a bunch of new ones!


May 23, 2019


Tuning In - the neighborhood @ Amsterdam

​Sijstermans was one of the performers in the Tuning in - the neighborhood project of Tao G. Vrhovec SambolecTuning In – the neighborhood is a sound event, a gathering and an open invitation to participate in the ritual of musical tuning in public space. The event involves a simple instruction score laid out on the ground of Pesthuislaan inviting musicians, inhabitants and the public to play.


This concert is organised by DNK DAYS Amsterdam.

May 20, 2019


Work In Progress IV @ Intro Maastricht

This concert is Sijstermans's last experiment in anticipation of the composition to finalise her residency at Intro. Sijstermans will be joined again by her colleagues from Berlin and Düsseldorf: Johnny Chang (viola), Rishin Singh (trombone) and Antoine Beuger (flute).

Together they bring music which unfolds organically through a listening shared by musicians and attendees, whereby the artists realise an addition to the space and perception with great freedom within the presented material, moment, and suggestions. 

May 15, 2019

Sijstermans @ Splendor Amsterdam

Sijstermans is one of the musicians who will play in the intermedial installation/durational composition one site, counting by the artist Martijn Tellinga. On which day/time the participating musicians play is unknown for both the musicians and visitors. 

Sijstermans performed on the 16th & 17th of May at Splendor. This installation is part of the DNK DAYS concert series

May 12, 2019

Sijstermans @ N Gallery Athens

Sijstermans's piece Lavendula was performed in a concert in N Gallery in Athens on melodica (Grzegorz Marciniak), viola da gamba (Nicoleta Chatzopoulou), cello and keyboard. 

Apr 06, 2019

Sijstermans @ Cox & Hennekens exhibition

Germaine Sijstermans performed solo works on (bass) clarinet and piano at the exhibition Kleurrijke Dialoog by artists Peter Cox and Eugène Hennekens.

Mar 15, 2019

Sijstermans | Kamphuis | Thut | Svirsky @ Theater Delly Solothurn

A programme spread over the evening starting at 18:00 at Theater Delly in Solothurn, Switzerland. Acts from Jeromos Kamphuis's composition Parsifal Lesen will be alternated with pieces by Germaine Sijstermans (cl), Stefan Thut (vlc) and Leo Svirsky (acc). 

Feb 09, 2019


Germaine Sijstermans is one of the performing bass clarinettists during this concert that is part of the Dutch bass clarinet festival Basklarinet Festijn. Sijstermans will present own work together with violist Johnny Chang.

Also part of the programme are new music chamber ensemble 37 Fern with: Claron McFadden: voice, Oğuz Büyükberber: clarinet, bass clarinet, Tobias Klein: bass and contrabass clarinets.

Jan 06, 2019

Sijstermans @ chords, melodies BERLIN

During the four day chords, melodies festival at KM28 in Berlin Sijstermans presented two concerts with works by her own hand and a duo for guitar and clarinet by Johan Lindvall. Joining Sijstermans in the concerts were Fredrik Rasten (gt), Derek Shirley (vlc), Eric Wong (gt), Vilhelm Bromander (db) and Rebecca Lane (fl). 

Dec 17, 2018

Work in Progress III @ INTRO Maastricht

As part of her residency at new music production house Intro in Maastricht, Sijstermans presented her third work-in-progress concert inside an installation on this double bill evening. Joining her in the performance of her new composition were Rishin Singh (trombone), Johnny Chang (viola) and Antoine Beuger (flute). 

Dec 08, 2018

Boon plays Sijstermans @ POM Eindhoven

Amsterdam-based pianist/composer Dante Boon will play the new, commissioned piano solo work POM by Sijstermans as part of his recital at Paviljoen voor Ongehoorde Muziek


Dec 06, 2019

SOLO @ Klang Im Dach, Munich

​Germaine Sijstermans will perform a solo concert in the Klang Im Dach concert series in Munich. The programme included works by Sijstermans, Eva-Maria Houben and Chaz Underriner

Nov 28, 2018

Germaine Sijstermans & Lisa Stenberg @ POM Eindhoven

Germaine Sijstermans and composer of instrumental/electroacoustic/electronic music Lisa Stenberg (SE) bring a programme of solo works and a duo. 

Where an increased volume in high pitched sound often leads to discomfort for the ears, an augmentation of low sounds will transform them from offering solely an aural event to an overall physical experience. Lisa Stenberg and Germaine Sijstermans collaborate in an encounter of electronic and acoustic bass sounds, creating an array of timbral juxtapositions and interferences.

Nov 16, 2018


As part of the Basklarinetfestijn 2018, Germaine Sijstermans is one of the artists giving workshops to adventurous amateur bass clarinettists in Amsterdam. 

After the workshops a concert will follow at 20:30 at the Roode Bioscoop, where Germaine Sijstermans will perform in a programme alongside Joris Roelofs & Anton Goudsmit and Steffen Schorn. Tickets €18,-

Nov 03, 2018

Meet The Maker @ Bureau Europa Maastricht

An installation with audio by Germaine Sijstermans can be visited as part of an exhibiton  in Maastricht for "makers" in the Euroregion. The exhibition is part of an trans-disciplinary networking event organised by Bureau Europa, The Artist and the Others in collaboration with graphic design studio Studio Noto.

Nov 01, 2018

Germaine Sijstermans & Eva-Maria Houben @ Dortmund

Germaine Sijstermans and composer/musician/musicologist Eva-Maria Houben will give a concert for (bass) clarinet and organ in the St. Petri church in Dortmund. On the program will be solo pieces and duos, Houben's solo piece telling fairytales, composed for Germaine Sijstermans, and Sijstermans's solo piece thi.

Oct 31, 2018

call, there @ Noise, Silence, What Now (Athens)

​An ad hoc ensemble with musicians Teodora StepančićKaterina Meliti and Mislav Režić will perform Sijstermans's piece call, there as part on a concert at N Gallery.  

Oct 19, 2018

Germaine Sijstermans & Mami Izumi @ Oortreders (BE)

Abstrusity, for shapes and sounds: an abstract yet organic interplay of shapes, movement and sounds, both alive yet static. Mami Izumi (JP/NL dancer) and Germaine Sijstermans fuse together for a performance consisting of insinuations and silhouets.

The performance will take place during the Oortreders festival in Neerpelt (Belgium).

Oct 04, 2018


​In a programme of three solo sets, Germaine Sijstermans will perform as at Theater Pitboel in Sittard. The other performing artists of the evening are violist/composer Maya Felixbrodt and sound artist/field recordist Mike Kramer.

Sep 05, 2018

Basklarinet Festijn @ Gaudeamus festival Utrecht

In this concert during the new music festival Gaudeamus, Germaine Sijstermans performed two new works for bass clarinet and tape by the Estonian composers Einke Leppik and Johanna Kivimägi, along side a new solo work for bass clarinet by herself. The concert was the start of the 2018 edition of the Dutch bass clarinet festival Basklarinet Festijn.

Aug 20, 2018

August 21-26

Klangraum II @ Düsseldorf

Germaine Sijstermans participated in the daily performance of the piece Parsifal Lesen by the Dutch-Hungarian composer Jeromos Kamphuis during the second part of the annual wandelweiser festival Klangraum. Each day's performance was unique.

On Sunday there was a concert of music by and with Germaine Sijstermans

Jul 23, 2018

JULY 24-29

Klangraum I @ Düsseldorf

Germaine Sijstermans will participate in a daily performance based inspired by Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, in a project by Joep Dorren, during the first part of the annual wandelweiser festival Klangraum. Each day's performance showed a different interaction between the artists. 

On Sunday there was a concert of music by and with Germaine Sijstermans.

Jun 15, 2018

DNK DAYS 2018 #5: New Music and Song

Germaine Sijstermans was part of the ensemble playing in a set of beautiful new songs by Seamus Cater in a concert organised by DNK-Amsterdam at De Appel. 

May 25, 2018

Premiere @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick NY

A new work by Germaine Sijstermans will be premiered at the last concert in a series curated by composer/pianist Teodora Stepancic. The new work will be part of a program of all female composers and performers.

Apr 28, 2018

Omega Impact @ Brussels

Come and enjoy the Brazilian cinematic masterpiece Limite (1931) by Mario Peixoto with live music in the magnificent movie theater at Wolke.

UTNUZ and OMEGA IMPACT will perform original music composed by Jordi Cassagne, a cross-national collaboration between musicians based in The Netherlands, Belgium and France, marking the 110th birthday of Mario Peixoto.
Doors open at 17:00

Entrance: free donations

Apr 12, 2018

Museum Night | performance

​Germaine Sijstermans will gave a performance during the Maastricht Museum Night at the Jan van Eyck Academy. 

Apr 02, 2018

Work in Progress: call, there

The first presentation in a small series of work in progress concerts in the development of and run-up to a multidisciplinary performance for five performners in 2019.

Sijstermans's call, there will be performed by Johnny Chang (viola), Rishin Singh (trombone) and the composer herself on clarinet. 

- free entrance at Intro, Maastricht - 

This concert is a coproduction of Intro and Via Zuid. 

Mar 10, 2018


Omega Impact @ The Hague: Sounds of Silence | Festival

​Omega Impact plays music by Jordi Cassagne to the silent film Limite (1931) by Mario Peixoto. This performance is part of the third day of the Sounds of Silence | Festival in The Hague at theatre De Nieuwe Regentes. 

Feb 17, 2018

for clarinet and bass clarinet

Solo Works

A double bill Sunday afternoon concert at Intro, also featuring Amsterdam-based pianist Nora Mulder.

Sijstermans will bring work for clarinets solo and in combination with video, tape and sinetone. Her program includes three premieres of which two works composed for her.

Works by Eva-Maria Houben, Chaz Underriner, Anastasis Philippakopoulos, Hollas Longton, Graham Flett  and Rob Manthey.

Entrance: €11,50/€6,50 (presale incl. service charge), €15/€7,50 (at the door) 

Link for online purchase coming soon!

Feb 10, 2018

19:30 - 21:30

Omega Impact @ Studio Loos The Hague

Germaine Sijstermans will play as part of the band Omega Impact at Studio Loos. Check out the youtube channel of this post retro / lo-fi / acoustic / fusion band for a preview! 

Entrance at the door: €7,50 (discount possible)

Jan 27, 2018


Omega Impact @ Intro Maastricht (NL)

Germaine Sijstermans will play as part of the band Omega Impact at Intro in Maastricht (NL). Check out the youtube channel of this post retro / lo-fi / acoustic / fusion band for a preview! 

Omega Impact will perform in a double bill event with the one and only Seamus Cater who will present his songs, accompanying himself on his concertina.

Entrance: €11,50 / €6,50 (presale incl. service costs) €15,- / €7,50 (at the door)

Jan 13, 2018

North West South East Clarinets

The premiere of a piece for clarinet quintet at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht (NL).

In 2018 the neighbourhood Heerlerbaan (in Heerlen) will celebrate its 100 year anniversary. As part of the anniversary festivities there will be performances on the 14th of January at the North West South East exhibition at the Bonnefanten Museum. The art collectors Jacques and Miny Defauwes are residents of Heerlenbaan and are proud to present a part of their collection.

The wind orchestra Koninklijke Harmonie Heerlen commissioned a piece by Germaine Sijstermans to be performed at the exposition by a quintet of clarinettists of the orchestra. Sijstermans found inspiration in the changing use of lines throughout the years by the artist Jaap Mooy who is featured in the exhibition.

Dec 14, 2017

Abstrusity, for shapes and sounds (work in progress)

An abstract yet organic interplay of shapes, movement and sounds, both alive yet static.

During the Winter Nights Festival Mami Izumi and Germaine Sijstermans fuse together for a performance consisting of insinuations and silhouettes.
Location: Ainsi 

A performance made possible by Intro Maastricht and Via Zuid.

Nov 25, 2017


Omega Impact @ Jazz Kirmes Heerlen

Germaine Sijstermans will play as part of the band Omega Impact during the Jazz Kirmes at Zeezicht in Heerlen (NL). Check out the youtube channel of this post retro / lo-fi / acoustic / fusion band for a preview! 

Omega Impact will perform at 17.45 during this festival that goes from 12.00 until 19.00. Catching some of the other acts in the cosy indoor wonderland is highly recommended. Tickets are €7,50 and can be bought at the door. 

Nov 14, 2017


Sneak Peek

With fellow Via Zuid makers Mami Izumi (dance) and Merlijn Huntjens (poetry).


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