Hello World

Pianist and performance artist Marnix van de Poll has a fascination for nature. In his music and performances he seeks a connection between man and nature, man and man, man and art.

With his Steinway he also literally seeks these connections. Piano performances in the dunes during Oerol Festival, open-air concerts in the Japanese Garden of Clingendael Park, Monday morning concerts on the ferry across the IJ in Amsterdam.

During his artist-in-residence in Slovenia, he rediscovered nature. It took him on foot from the Netherlands to Portugal. During this journey he met temporary companions, shelter providers, interlocutors, nature, himself. The rhythm of the journey, listening to silence, to nature, to fellow human beings and to himself brought him a lot. Rest, lightness, groundedness and inspiration.

Hello World expresses that inspiration and the desire to share it with others.

Duet for Piano and Nature

Hello World! Duet for piano and nature. Sound recordings in the nature around Bergen are answered and embraced in a 70 to 90 minute piano improvisation.

Premiere Concerts 2 & 3 June 2023

Dates: Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2023.
Start: 20:30 uur.
Location: Vredeskerkje, Kerkstraat 21, Bergen aan Zee.
Admission: €20,-.
Tickets can be ordered via Stichting Kunstgetij.

Free admission for Crazy Ambassadors. Make your reservation via Stichting Kunstgetij.


After the premiere concerts Hello World will go on tour. Concerts will be announced on this page.

If you’re interested to invite Marnix for your concert location, you can send us an email.


Stichting Kunstgetij.
Municipality of Bergen.
Hendrik Muller Fonds.
Piano’s Maene.


Design: Loudmouth