About F u s i c a

Fusica was established by Mark van Tongeren in 1998 as an umbrella for his activities as a free-lance artist, writer, musician, publisher. As a teenager he became fascinated by the interplay of arts and sciences, or the humanities and physics. When seeking a name that could reflect his desire to keep these two seeming opposites in balance, he chose to combine three words:

• the Latin word for music (musica and its Greek counterpart μουσική (mousikè, referring pimarily to poetry and the art of singing. They represent arts, humanities and a qualititive outlook.
• the Greek word for physics (φυσική/fusikè) and its Latin equivalent fusica, representing science, math and a quantitive outlook).
• fusion, representing the undivided unity of the first two.

Fusica stands for the meeting of physics and music, and of science and art. In a more general way Fusica denotes the fusion that arises from seeming opposites such as body and mind, or yin and yang. The activities of Mark van Tongeren are grounded in an interest to explore the co-existence of these contrasting forces.


Fusica Logo

The Fusica logo was created by Mark who is often asked about its meaning.

Every answer is basically correct, since it symbolises “the secret of the universe”, encompassing all there is. Feel free to leave your comment on the logo below!

Some of the guesses:


It’s an EGG (Una)

It is a plectrum to play a guitar

It seems like you are looking into a throat. Or actually it is a double PacMan. (Hans)

It has to do with the vowel triangle. (Una)

It is an ANGEL. (Attar)

It is someone waving his arms very fast.

It is the symbol of fusica: a i o u?

A E I O U are the guarding dragons

I guess this is an overtone treasure-hunt-map. treasures/ overtones are everywhere in these routes but most treasure hunters failed to find them because they were too eager to slaughter the dragons🤣🤣🤣. or be eaten by the dragons (Amang)

There are human’s body parts that produce sounds together like lips, tongue, uvula, throat, and the space between them to make resonance.



All photographs by Mark van Tongeren unless otherwise mentioned. For public use, please refer to the photographers, including Jochem Hartz, Jackal Mei, Yi-Jin Hsieh, Nienke Berghuis, Basten Stokhuyzen.

Music and sounds

mp3s by Mark van Tongeren, Parafonia, Oorbeek, and other named artists.

Webdesign and production

Web design: Alan Pan, based on Ubergrid by Pukkathemes for WordPress.

Website maintenance: Harry Sudana.

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