Impact Sessions by Stefan Prins (B) and Jan Pillaert (B)

Stefan Prins (B) — live electronics

Performing free improvised music (prepared piano, objects & live-electronics) and composing are the two main directions in Stefan Prins recent musical evolution. The motor behind all this is a constant questioning of existing mechanisms, structures and ways-of-thinking. His goal is to search for contemporary relations between composer, score, performer, technology, audience and society through the medium of music.

He started to play the piano when he was seven. After graduating with greatest distinction at the Music School, he began studying engineering. Graduated as an engineering-physicist in 2002, he studied piano and composition at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium and Music Technology at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. For a specialisation at the Sonology-department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2004-2005), he received a scholarship from the Flemish Government. His interest in contemporary technology (such as computer-driven sound processing and algorithmic composition), its possibilities and shortcomings in musical contexts grew swiftly, and since then, his compositions and improvisations often include the use of contemporary technology.

He received several commissions from the Flemish Government, and has been played by (a.o.) Champ d′Action, the Ensor String Quartet, Agartha and Prometheus Ensemble and has collaborated closely with a.o. Serge Verstockt, Richard Barrett, Karlheinz Essl & Mark Applebaum. He performs as an improviser in Belgium and abroad, using (prepared) piano, amplified objects and live-electronics, in projects with dance, video, film, plastic arts and performance. He was awarded several prices for his compositions (a.o. KBC Aquarius Price for Young Composers 2001; Week of Contemporary Music Composition Award (2nd) 2006) and has been selected for the ISCM World Music Days in 2007 and 2008.

Jan Pillaert (B) — tuba & stem

While improvising and performing on and with his tuba, Jan Pillaert likes to explore the possibilities of his instrument. Solo-parts and rythme-sections are mixed into one big stream of noise that challenges other performers and audience to interpret and react.

Thursday 29/04/2010 – 18h30

Hogeschool Sint Lukas Brussel
Paleizenstraat 70 • 1030 Brussel
Lokaal M32 • Toegang GRATIS

IMPACT sessions – – is een nieuwe performance reeks van Transmedia, Hogeschool Sint Lukas Brussel