For the Royal Court: The Song Project.
Singer-songwriter, theatre-maker, chansonnière, actress, performer, music producer, artist-in-residence at the Royal Carré Theatre in Amsterdam: Wende can do it all. With her distinctive voice and a healthy disregard for boxes and trends, she tells stories on the cutting edge of who and why.
In 2004 Wende released her debut album of interpretations of a repertoire of French chansons. With her first English-language release No.9 in 2009, Wende repositioned her image as a contemporary singer-songwriter by capturing a new music-loving audience, impressing them with her fresh sound and unique performance style. In 2018 she performed Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and has performed tracks from her album Last Resistance with the National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam.
Wende mainly uses her platform for challenging, boundary-breaking projects where language, technology and genre all play dynamic and surprising roles. Her project MENS (HUMAN), a collaboration with Royal Court Associate Designer Chloe Lamford and director Marcus Azzini from Toneelgroep Oostpool, was a raw and controversial image of the times, making use of intoxicating electro beats and open-hearted, vulnerable songs.
In her new project De Wildernis (The Wilderness), which will premiere in Amsterdam in January 2022 and is again in collaboration with Chloe Lamford, Wende looks for answers to questions that we would rather not ask, but that touch our heart, head and gut. Curious, courageous and restless, she goes off the beaten track and shines light on areas where the shadow normally prevails.