Impact Sessions – Jaap Blonk (stem) & Jan Pillaert (tuba)

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.

As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.

Blonk woked together with **Golan Levin** and **Zachary Lieberman** for interactive performances with voice and visuals. He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

11 may 2011 – seminars at 19h – performance at 20h30

Recyclart, Ursulinnenstraat 25, 1000 Brussels.

Jaap Blonk:
Jan Pillaert: