I'm thrilled that my new installation, Zijlijn / Linea Lateralis, was awarded an honourable mention by the Sound Of the Year awards, in the "Composed with Sound" category. Zijlijn is a research into the underwater soundscape of the North Sea. The murky water of the North Sea makes for very low visibility, so many animals depend on sound and smell to live and exist underwater. But the North Sea is also one of the busiest and the loudest seas in the world, making the relationship between man-made noise and natural sound a very difficult one. I spent much of 2020 recording sounds in the North Sea, and in Zijlijn / Linea Lateralis I research the relationship between the two kinds of sounds. You can see Zijlijn at the upcoming OORtreders Festival. Other dates TBA.