Wezen is a music-theatre work where Marije Baalman explores the relationship between theatrical gesture and musical instrument, between the body and the sonic world. In Gewording (Becoming) the link between physical and sonic gesture is explored during a live performance, combining movement of the body and live coding.

Over the course of more than 20 performances this work has evolved building the performance/instrument/composition, developing code, physical instruments, sonic textures and a movement language step by step. By giving equal importance to the physical movement as a theatrical event and the transparancy of the process of building up the code and processes that connect the movement to sound, the work puts into question where the boundaries between composition, instrument building and performance lie as well as whether there is a boundary between the body and the music.