Germaine Sijstermans is a composer, installation artist and musician. Her works combine ephemeral, often site-specific installations with indeterminate music, open to the serendipity of location and time. She explores the phenomenological experience of a space and all that occurs within it through the use of silence, light, sounds, space, and physical presence of oneself and others.
She has collaborated and performed with artists such as DNK ensemble, The Names, Marcus Kaiser, Fredrik Rasten, Rishin Singh, Leo Svirsky, Teodora Stepancic, Johnny Chang, Antoine Beuger, Seamus Cater, and Bernd Bleffert. Her double album Betula was released on elsewhere music in 2022. She has made installations for, i.a., heim.art (AT), Opening Festival (DE), and gr'Ambacht (BE).
She is based in Heerlen (NL) at the heart of the international, historically rich Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, where she also works for new music production house Intro in Situ and Marres (house for contemporary culture). She studied clarinet at Codarts in Rotterdam and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. She received composition and artistic mentoring from i.a. Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro-Liu, Antoine Beuger, Marcus Kaiser, and Joachim Eckl.