Hello World

With his pilgrimage from the Netherlands to Santiago de Compostela and further down to Porto pianist Marnix van de Poll connected deeply to nature. It also became clear to him that life comes as it comes, and improvisation is an important element in this. Life is one big long improvisation.

This connection with is essentially established through physical presence in nature and the experience through all the senses. For Marnix as a musician, hearing is an important sense. What does nature sound like? Can he perceive her in pure form, without human noise elements? It is in nature with its natural soundscapes where he recharges, finds inspiration, connects to himself.

Duet for Piano and Nature

Hello World is a duet for piano and nature.
A continuous 70-90 minute solo music performance.

The music will be Marnix’s own work, partly composed, largely improvised. Music symbiotically coexisting with natural soundscapes recorded in the wild in the immediate vicinity of Bergen NH. Morning birds in the Oude Hof, wind through coniferous forest, toads in the spring, the sea surf, nocturnal stillness with owls in the forest close to Bergen.

Premiere Concerts

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.


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.