Karel Stulens: EXPIRED

Karel Stulens

Karel Stulens (b. 1997) is a Ghent-based composer of new arts and music. His works range fromorchestral and chamber works, mainly with performative and multi-media components, tointeractive video’s. Research and questions on stereotypes, traditionalism and institutionalmechanisms are his foundations of creating new work. Stules sees the concept of composing asworking with components: his work is…

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Elizabeth Anderson: Solar Winds

Elizabeth Anderson

The artistic production of Belgian composer Elizabeth Anderson (b. 1960) comprises acousmatic, mixed, and radiophonic works as well as works for multimedia and sound installations, and has been performed in international venues for over thirty years. It is the fascination with space, whether on the scale of the universe (macrocosm) or cellular life (microcosm), and…

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Oren Boneh: Her Majesty the Fool

Oren Boneh

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh (b. 1991) writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. As described by Le Monde, his works are distinguished by a “constant tension between two opposing poles – one civilized and the other savage.” The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’  behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction. Oren’s music…

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David Achenberg: Bleu Ébène

David Achenberg

David Achenberg (b. 1966) is a voluntarily iconoclastic composer who is also sensitive to the dialogue between classicism and extreme modernity. Author of some thirty opuses, some of which have earned him international recognition (International Rostrum of Composers), he weaves a dense and expressive body of work that is constantly renewed through projects and commissions. In close collaboration…

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Patrick Leterme: Lumières

Patrick Leterme (photo © Sandra Reyckers)

Patrick Leterme (born 1981 in Verviers) studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liège where he obtained First Prizes in Piano, Chamber Music and Harmony as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accompaniment Piano (Grand Distinction). He continued his studies at the Musikhochschule of Cologne where he completed a Zusatzstudium (Postmaster) in Liedbegleitung (Song…

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André Laporte: Transit

André Laporte

(A special selection in celebration of the 90th birthday of ISCM Honorary Member André Laporte) André Laporte (b. 12 July 1931) has been a key figure in the music life of his native Belgium. He worked at the Belgian Radio (BRT, now VRT), first as a producer, later as a program coordinator, a production leader of…

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Daan Janssens: (…dans son presque silence…)

Daan Janssens

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Daan Janssens (born in Bruges in 1983) studied composition at the Ghent Conservatory with Frank Nuyts, Godfried-Willem Raes and Filip Rathé. He visited several international composition seminars and master classes. Since October 2016, he has taught composition and orchestration at the Royal Conservatory Ghent. Janssens has collaborated with both Belgian…

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Benoît Mernier: Piano Trio

Benoît Mernier (photo by Bernard Coutant)

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Benoît Mernier was born in 1964 in Belgium. He studied organ and improvisation with Firmin Decerf and harpsichord with Charles Koenig, continuing his studies at Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège where he graduated in many subjects, including the Higher Diploma in organ in the class of Jean Ferrard, for…

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Saskia Venegas Aernouts: A veces, el silencio es la peor mentira

Saskia Venegas Aernouts

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Saskia Venegas was born in Guecho in Spain in 1983 and has Spanish and Belgian nationality. Venegas studied violin at Codarts, Rotterdam with Christiaan Bor, Benzion Shamir and Gordan Nikolitch. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree she studied for a master’s degree in New Music Theatre with Michel Van der Aa,…

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Stefan Hejdrowski: Les Ciels Rapportés

Stefan Hejdrowski

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Stefan Hejdrowski (b. 1993) is a Belgian composer based in Liège. In 2016, he graduated from the Conservatory of Liège with great distinction in Michel Fourgon’s composition course. The same year, he won the Ça Balance Classique prize from the Province of Liège. His works have been performed at festivals…

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