Micha Hamel – GAMPSISS – Codarts, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Micha Hamel is as a composer, poet, performer and researcher one of the most versatile artists in the Netherlands.
He holds a professorship at Codarts University for the Arts Rotterdam in which he researched the current state and the future of classical and contemporary music, which resulted in the book Speelruimte voor klassieke muziek in de 21ste eeuw.
Micha Hamel is the project leader and the primary artistic researcher of GAMPSISS. Smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies need public values such as openness and tolerance to be rooted in citizens’ minds and behaviour. These values give rise to democratic citizenship and civic participation. Although classical music has shown its potential for transferring societal values in the 19th century, the importance of classical music is fading in contemporary society. Prompted by our public and private partners, GAMPSISS explores how artistic performances that fuse classical music and gaming will (in addition to other benefits) contribute to transforming the existing listening culture into one required for smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies to emerge.