Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), hedendaagse muziek
Antwerpen, 1988
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Actual/previous members:Stefan Prins, Gudrun Vercampt, Sabine Warnier, Jaan Bossier, Sabine Uytterhoeven, Yutaka Oya, Marcel Andriessen, Fedor Teunisse, Jeroen Robbrecht, Arne Deforce, Lode Leire, Tom Verschoore, Dieter Bossu, Kristof Falise, Peter Swinnen, Kris Delacourt, Bart Cypers, Marc Applebaum, Vykintas Baltakas, Richard Barrett, Marieke Berendsen, Maarten Brants, Toon Callier, Edith Canat de Chizy, Kaatje Chiers, Nico Couck, Serge Verstockt, Iris Eysermans, Raphael Malfliet
Guest members:Jeroen Stevens, Elko Blijweert, Thomas R. Moore


ChampdAction was originally founded in 1988 as a contemporary music ensemble by composer Serge Verstockt.

Today, it is an interdisciplinary development and production platform for creators, residing in ChampdAction.Studio at deSingel in Antwerp.

Its current operations are focused on the creative and developmental processes of an ever-growing number of artists in residence wishing to create an interdisciplinary project. These artists embody a variety of different disciplines, including those of music, sound art, video art and the fine arts.

Conscious of contemporary tensions between culture, technology and society, ChampdAction generates and stimulates new artistic responses. ChampdAction offers professional artistic, technical and business frameworks for creators and performers, from the conception of an artistic idea to the realization and distribution of artistic output. In-house creations go hand in hand with collaborative projects, ranging from cooperations with individual artists to different groups, ensembles, art organizations, art colleges etc.

ChampdAction is a creative and critical artistic crossroads of debate and action. It plays a pioneering role in artistic emancipation and participation of diverse target groups, ranging from children, adolescents to amateur artists and audiences in general. ChampdAction takes a proactive position in the art landscape, encouraging young talent and striving for intensive interactions with both new and established artists.


Selective discography

Tim Mariën: A Basement SuiteTim Mariën: A Basement Suite (2022)
21st century / contemporary
Tiptoe Company, Tim Mariën, Ictus, ChampdAction, Ensemble Temporum
Prins Stefan - FremdkörperPrins Stefan - Fremdkörper (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Daan Janssens, Stefan Prins, Nadar Ensemble, Jaan Bossier, Agartha, Enno Poppe, Zwerm, Stefan Prins (...)
Transit - New Music Festival 2010Transit - New Music Festival 2010 (2011)
21st century / contemporary
ChampdAction, Vykintas Baltakas, Vykintas Baltakas, Schola Heidelberg, Walter Nussbaum, Michael Maierhof, Apartment House, Christopher Fox (...)
Luc BrewaeysLuc Brewaeys (2010)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
ChampdAction, Jan Van Hoecke, Luc Brewaeys
Transit - New Music Festival 2008Transit - New Music Festival 2008 (2008)
21st century / contemporary
Arne Deforce, Yutaka Oya, Richard Barrett, Spectra Ensemble, Els Mondelaers, ChampdAction, The New York Music Ensemble, Trio Scordatura (...)
Transit Festival - World premieres 2006Transit Festival - World premieres 2006 (2006)
21st century / contemporary
Trio Fibonnaci, Schlagquartet Köln, ChampdAction, Collectief ReFLEXible, Nicolaus A. Huber, Frank Nuyts, Denis Bosse, James Harley (...)
Archive Series n°05 - Karlheinz Essl - More or LessArchive Series n°05 - Karlheinz Essl - More or Less (2005)
20th century
ChampdAction, Karl-Heinz Esser
Archive Series n°03 - Serge VerstocktArchive Series n°03 - Serge Verstockt (2005)
20th century
ChampdAction, Serge Verstockt
Archive Series n°01 - Piano InterieurArchive Series n°01 - Piano Interieur (2004)
21st century / contemporary
ChampdAction, Peter Swinnen, Stefan Prins
Archive Series n°02 - Techno ParkArchive Series n°02 - Techno Park (2004)
20th century
ChampdAction, Stefan Van Eycken

Related Items

News:ChampdAction organiseert multidisciplinaire workshop (03.09.2015)
Première hoboconcerto 'Empty Minds I' van Wim Henderickx en deFilharmonie (04.11.2014)
Nieuwe muziekapp brengt digitale democratie met digital music (23.09.2014)
Internationale stage Compositie & Klankkunst (14.05.2013)
Multidisciplinair experiment tijdens LAbO#4 (11.02.2013)
LAbO III, een grootschalig en interdisciplinair participatieproject (16.03.2011)
Organisations:Studio Champ D'Action (opnamestudio)
Documents:Ik woon hier (study/report)
External links:Facebookpagina van ChampdAction
Instagrampagina van ChampdAction