Jaap Klevering Photo of jacob

Jaap Klevering is a sound and performance artist and innovative developer of art projects. He is born Dutch and lives and works in Finland since 1983.

He uses voice, movement, speech, digital sound scapes, video and objects. He collaborates with musicians, dance- theater- and visual artists. For over twenty years he has taught at dance and theater academies in Finland and abroad.

He received a 3 year art grant from the Arts Promotion Center Finland twice: in 2013 and 1999. From the Finnish Cture Foundation he received a one year grant in 2009 and a 6 month grant in 2019.

He works with several media: performance art, video- and sound installations, radio plays, social art, live sound and music performance, dance performance and physical theater.

"I want to experiment with form, style and method. I also want to work on solutions for clarity, simplicity, movability, accessibility and openness."

2024feb6 Lots of snow
2014 april Improvisation in the studio with Jaap & Otzir
2023 rit Preparing After work dance shake out
2021 odedopdedo Preparing After work dance shake out
2018 shamanistic_disco in a large kota tent
2021 voices
2021 kipdedo
2021 johnni wild night
2002 jaapkris1 work with Kristian
2021 fodooi
2002 itisntfun work with Kristian
2007 hatespring challenging times
2011 noItsNotTheWayItIs I saw them all falling
roadtrip Driving in the winter in endless dark
first contact After 1 year in social isolation due to the pandemic...
tissueheads protection from the virus taken to the next level
Walking Talking Ten days free flow in Ireland 2004
alien On my doorstep
obsession 2004 walking.... walking?
opening doors After 3 months in the Covid-19 pandemic: What happens behind those doors?
making of..!
150 Voices
Red Room
Vilja Soitin
Sounds like jacob
Light and Sounds Trail
Aistien matka
Sounds Cafe
City Sounds