Joachim Brackx

Oostende, 09.09.1975
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Contact of:Nabla

Short description

Brackx is creating intensity and freeing musicianship through simplicity - unifying the thinker, the composer, the singer and the performer.


 "The core of my mission as a musician is to fire the creativity of both the listener and the player. I find nothing as fascinating as seeing a musician who is inspired by the music he is playing, adding something unique to it in the process, except perhaps hearing a piece of music that opens up opportunities within my own mind. Both aspects are undeniably connected. The key to that creativity lies in reminiscences, in musical memory and the interaction with the stream of the now-experience. Much of my music therefore pursues consciousness-raising about that process and tries to re-invigorate it actively.

A recent step in my evolution is the shift from mainly absolute music to mixed forms such as music theatre, film music and installations where interaction with other disciplines of the fine arts results in sound discoveries. And what’s more, I try to let the interpreting musician and the creating musician in me cooperate more, hand in glove." (Joachim Brackx)

 Since 2007    Junior composer in residence at Muziektheater Transparant.
Since 1998     Freelance singer with Currende (E. Van Nevel), Collegium Vocale Gent (P.         Herreweghe) and many other ensembles.
2002 - 2007    Programming staff member at the cultural radio channel Klara (VRT).
2001 - 2002    Junior chair of new music at the Catholic University of Leuven.
1998 - 2003    Visiting professor of composition at University College Ghent, Faculty of Music.
1998        Master degree in composition at Conservatory of Ghent.

Key works:

DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM PARADIES (2009) chamber opera, text Oscar van den Boogaard, for actor, chansonnière, singer, choir of sopranos, flute, clarinet, violin, alto, cello, keyboard, percussion and tape.

IT WAS SNOWING THAT NIGHT (2009) for symphonic orchestra.

WHISPERS (2008) for vocal ensemble.

LASCIATE MI MORIRE (2008) for soprano, mixed choir (of 8 soli) and tape.

[NADIR/ZENITH]+4 (2006) for saxophone quartet and live-electronics.

FLOATING CLOUDS TRAVEL ALL DAY LONG (2004) for string quartet.

DUNQUE ADDIO / TORNATE O CARI BACI (2002) for soprano, mixed choir, 2 recorders, harpsichord and accordion.

SHIFTING FIELDS (1999) for soprano, altus, mixed choir, flute, clarinet, violin, alto, cello, percussion, piano and tape.

QUIET BEINGS (1998) for clarinet and piano.

Selectieve discografie als componist

Avant Garde 1927-1937, DVD 1 & 2Avant Garde 1927-1937, DVD 1 & 2 (2008)
21st century / contemporary
HERMESensemble, Joachim Brackx, Eric Sleichim, Jan Van Outryve, Annelies Van Parys, Mireille Capelle, Thomas Smetryns, Geert Callaert (...)
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4 (2006)
20th century
Eline Groslot, Bram Nolf, Ebony kwartet, Viviane Spanoghe, HERMESensemble, Less is more, Geert Callaert, Quintessens (...)
Miniaturen voor archipelMiniaturen voor archipel (2000)
20th century
Kris Matthynssens, Pieter Stas, Goeyvaerts Strijktrio, Jan Van Landeghem, Bart Meynckens, Stefaan De Bruyne, Bart Van Kerchove, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Gery de Ghersem - Ave Virgo SanctissimaGery de Ghersem - Ave Virgo Sanctissima (2011)
early music
Currende, Géry De Ghersem, Erik Van Nevel, Francisco Guerrero, Peeter Cornet, Philippe Rogier, Peter Philips, Gregoriaans (...)

Related Items

News:Nieuwe essaybundel over jonge hedendaagse componisten uit Nederland en Vlaanderen (12.07.2016)
Driemaal Joachim Brackx in wereldpremière tijdens FvV Mechelen (05.05.2013)
'Requiem voor goden' van Joachim Brackx in première (22.05.2012)
'Maeterlinck' eerste productie nieuw muziektheater 'Nabla' (03.05.2012)
Documents:The listener's Contribution (article)
Componisten van Babel (book)
External links:partituren Brackx