'Music and Science' on Sunday 26 February at Podium Klassiek Eindhoven

"Music and Science"

We offer you two scientists, four musicians and special taste sensations this afternoon in the atmospheric ambiance of De Kazerne.

Figuring it out

Figuring it out

How musical are birds? Why do they sing? Does a bird's song sound like music only to us, or do birds experience music just like humans? Professor of music cognition Henkjan Honing, violinist Merel Vercammen and accordionist Wilco Oomkes will examine this subject under the title of 'Finding out'. Merel and Wilco play bird music by Vivaldi, Dvorak and Trojan and improvisations on the character of birds. Henkjan explains what is special about the pigeon, zebra finch and cockatoo. And who knows, a blackbird will also pass by.

Merel Vercammen – violin
Wilco Oomkes – accordion
Henkjan Honing – Professor of Music Cognition/Presentation

Henkjan Honing

Were you born musical?

Is musicality genetically determined? Are identical twins equally musical? And are you more musical than your neighbour? A performance about musical genes. Researcher in molecular genetics Laura Wesseldijk explains everything about musical DNA and together with pop duo (and twins) Clean Pete she tests the audience!

Clean Pete – guitar/vocals, cello
Laura Wesseldijk – genetics/presentation

This afternoon is derived from the SNAAR festival that was held in Tivoli Vredenburg in May 2022, in which initiator Merel Vercammen and de haar explored the combination of science and music in an accessible and educational way. This afternoon promises to be one with many facts, convincing arguments, humor and of course beautiful and versatile music.

Not only music and science can be connected, the combination of music and good food also works well. From 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., in addition to music, we offer a refined melange of Italian snacks, provided by Giovanni Cabana, the acclaimed chef of De Kazerne.

We offer you this afternoon with two scientists, four musicians and special taste sensations in the atmospheric ambiance of De Kazerne for 35 euros per person. (This price includes coffee and tea upon arrival and a glass of wine with snacks).

*This can only be booked as a full programme.


Aftermovie Snaarfestival May 2022


26 Feb 2023


15:00 - 17:30