Electroacoustic music

I compose electroacoustic music for fixed media, live electronics, site-specific works, installations and dance performances. I am particularly interested in composing pieces which combine the voice with electronics.

My interest in the combination of voice and electronics started with the challenge of performing free improvisation with real time electronics transformations of my voice. I was confronted to the fact that in the context of free improvisation, my voice and its electronic transformations, created with various computer programs, was often too slow to adapt to the flexibility and rapidness required by free improvisation. I always had the impression to play two instruments at the same time: the voice and the computer, the computer being not as fluent and flexible than the acoustic voice.

In order to solve this problem, I created a performance interface for the context of free improvisation. This project was done in close collaboration with Johan van Kreij and Lex van der Broek. After a year of collaborative work, the glove - my "electronically extended voice" - was ready to be performed as one instrument. After performing with the glove for several years, I felt that it was time to update it so together with Johan van Kreij we decided to create a new sets of instruments - Audible Wearables - which are still in development.

In parallel to the creation of new instruments to transform the voice in real-time, I compose fixed media pieces and explore in a non-real-time domain the different relations between the voice and the electronics. I usually work with multichannel environments.

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