Joseph Haydn made several different versions of "The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ". These 'Words', are the last seven sentences expressed by Jesus while being crucified. The anonymous (but approved by Haydn) "The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ" composition for piano was on NPO Radio 4 on 22 September
Innocent Drawing - artists for Amnesty. This illustration is used to promote bi-monthly drawing sessions in The Hague. Artists will draw 'innocent picture postcards' to send to prisoners of conscience all over the world.
'Do you know your classics?, for an article in VPRO Gids by Martin Kaaij about Dutch radio and television making classical music 'more fun' using a simple radio quiz, online animation and background information on composers. The programme 'Licht op vier' dealt with Dvořák's 8th symphony.
According to the TV programme Zembla, surgeons in several Dutch hospitals are performing unsafe operations due to a culture of fear in their departments with pressure to do too many operations and without anyone properly reporting the resulting accidents to the authorities.
Married at first sight. Illustration for VPRO TV Guide about an originally Danish programme in which people get married without ever meeting each other before the wedding. Scientists decide who they should get married to.
Article on the first performances of Brahms' Piano Concerto and how nobody applauded. The few people who started to clap where hissed by others. Nowadays in The Netherlands it seems to be compulsory to give a standing ovation for every classical performance, whatever its quality.
In Brahms' day the composer was depicted in a newspaper cartoon with a red hedgehog by his side, because of his daily visits to a pub with this name.
Singing for Peace - about the joy of singing and the TV broadcast of '1000 Voices for peace', when 39 choirs from all over the world accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra made a musical statement for peace in memory of the first world war.
Poverty porn. 'Skint' and other reality TV programs about the poor lower classes have been very popular in the UK since the start of the crisis. Are the British lower classes being exploited by television makers?
Genetically Modified Food – A Curse or A Blessing? At the end of May 2013 two million people worldwide demonstrated against genetically modified food created by international chemical giants like Monsato and Bayer. But how real is the danger of such crops in actual fact? (Supplementary Figure 002 - from a test series of animated and interactive editorial illustrations.)
In support of 'Geen honing, geen kroning, leve de koningin' - a Dutch action against the disappearing of bees - another drawing from the series 'Disappeared from the Netherlands': Anthidium byssinum (grote harsbij ) was last seen in 2011 near Gronsveld, NL.