Merlijn Twaalfhoven

Composer, Writer & Founder | The Turn Club | The Netherlands

Merlijn Twaalfhoven is a composer, artistic entrepreneur and the founder of the Turn Club. Merlijn’s mission is to bring an artist’s mindset to the most pressing and complex societal challenges. The Turn Club is a lab for arts in society and creates space for imagination, beauty and play in places stuck in scarcity. As a composer, Merlijn creates music in conflict areas, refugee camps and other unusual places. Working with artists, scientists, diplomats and other idealists in unconventional and creative ways, he seeks beauty, experiment and change. Merlijn is a UNESCO award recipient and has worked with the Kronos Quartet and the New York Philharmonic.