Boudewijn Buckinx

Category:auteur, componist
Lommel, 28.03.1945
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags

Biography

Boudewijn Buckinx was born in Lommel in 1945. He studied at the Antwerp conservatory at the Institute for Psycho-Acoustic and Electronic Music (IPEM) in Ghent. He studied composition with Lucien Goethals. From 1966 to 1974, Buckinx gave concerts with the work group WHAM (Work group for contemporary and actual music). In 1968 he studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the Kompositionsstudio in Darmstadt, working with the composer on the project entitled Musik für ein Haus. Buckinx has also been strongly influenced by Mauricio Kagel and John Cage; in 1972 he wrote his final major paper at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven on Cage's Variations.
The intention of WHAM was to attract specialists from other disciplines, such as, for example, philosophers and painters. Amateurs who were involved with the music process also found a place in WHAM. Besides performing Cage, WHAM focused on the music of Christian Wolff and Cornelius Cardew. The final concert of the work group took place in 1974 with Buckinx's composition Sinfonia a Quattro velocipedi. After this followed a period of five years during which Buckinx composed but had none of his works performed.
In 1988, he was the Belgian guest at the second edition of the Week for Contemporary Music in Ghent. A concert serving as a portrait of the composer was given in Kiel (Germany) in June 1991. Similar “Buckinx concerts” took place in the Espace Delvaux in Brussels and the Club Mineral in Ghent. His Negen onvoltooide symfonieën (Nine unfinished symphonies) were premiered as part of “Antwerp '93, European Cultural Capital” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders. In 1993 a nine-day-long Buckinx festival was held in De Rode Pomp in Ghent. In 1988, together with the composers Gerard Ammerlaan and Jacob ter Veldhuis, he was involved with the opera project Van alle tijden - van alle streken (From all times - from all places).

Scores: Flanders Music Information Centre and Matrix
Publishers:
Centrum voor Muziek (Stichting Orpheus vzw) (Antwerpen)
Alain Van Kerckhoven (Brussel)
Chiola Music Press (San Teatino, Italië)
De Notenboom (Kontich)
Accent (Regensburg, Duitsland)
Lantro Music (Grimbergen)


Selective bibliography
- F. BROUWERS, Wij denken dat Beethoven muziek is!, in Muziekkrant, okt.1979, p 20-27
- B. BUCKINX, De kleine pomo of de muziekgeschiedenis van het postmodernisme, Peer, 1994 (vert. door Alvaro Guimaraes: O Pequeno Pomo ou a historia da musica do pos-modernismo, Sao Paulo, 1998)
- B. BUCKINX en Y. KNOCKAERT, Muziek uit de voorbije eeuw, Peer, 1999
- B. BUCKINX, De aria van de diepe noot - verzamelde commentaren, Peer, 2001
- F. DE HAAS, Het gewone als buitengewoon, in Knack, 24, maart 1993, p.96-97
- M. HUVENNE, Eenvoudig maar niet evident. Over de muziek van Boudewijn Buckinx, in Kunst & Cultuur, januari 1988, p.22
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Boudewijn Buckinx, in Nieuwe Muziek in Vlaanderen, Brugge, uitg. dr. M. DELAERE, Y. KNOCKAERT en H. SABBE, 1988, p.137-145
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Beste Boudewijn, in Muziek en Woord, april 2000, p.13
- Y. KNOCKAERT, De quasi stijl van Boudewijn Buckinx, in Kunst & Cultuur, maart 1992, p.22-23
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Symfonische eensgezindheid. De symfonie in het oeuvre van Brewaeys, Buckinx, Swerts en Van Hove, in Contra., 3, nr. 3, 2003, p. 46-49
- D. LAWALREE, Portrait d'un compositeur: Boudewijn Buckinx, in Art & Culture, februari 1988, p.20
- M. MARTENS, 1001 sonates van Boudewijn Buckinx (diss.), Universiteit Gent, 1989
- Y. SENDEN, Ceci n'est pas une apologie, in Muziek en Woord, mei 1998, p.98
- Y. SENDEN, De onmogelijke radio-uitzending, in Muziek en Woord, juni 1995, p.5-6
- Source Music of the avant garde, #8, California, 1970
- J. VANHOLEN, Sokrates: zeven scenische herinneringen, in Vlaanderen, 46/2, 1997, p.117-118
- Talrijke artikels in Trefpunt, Artisjok, Muziekkrant, Muzica (Boekarest), Muziek en Woord, De Nieuwe Vlaamse Muziekrevue,...


©2001 Stijn De Beenhouwer, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX
©2005 Klaas Coulembier, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX (update)






Selectieve discografie als componist

IPEM. 50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent universityIPEM. 50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent university (2013)
Electro-Acoustic music
Diverse uitvoerders, Louis De Meester, Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, David Van De Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Boudewijn Buckinx - Nine Unfinished SymphoniesBoudewijn Buckinx - Nine Unfinished Symphonies (2012)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
deFilharmonie, Boudewijn Buckinx, Muhai Tang
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
The weather insideThe weather inside (2005)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Don Ross, Raoul De Smet, St. Crispin's Chamber Ensemble, Kenneth Girard, Don Ross, Shane Krepakevich, Stanislaw Moryto, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Carnaval des AnimauxCarnaval des Animaux (2003)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Peter Verhoyen, Arco Baleno, Frits Celis, Yves Bondue, Petra Vermote, Jan Huylebroeck, Marc Matthys, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
The voice of silenceThe voice of silence (2002)
20th century
Françoise Vanhecke, Boudewijn Buckinx, Vjatcheslav Poprugin, Dimitri Terzakis, Marina Shmotova, Yevgeniy Petrov, Mikhail Beznosov
New Belgian EtudesNew Belgian Etudes (2002)
20th century
Boudewijn Buckinx, Yves Bondue, Stefan Van Puymbroeck, Raoul De Smet, Daniel Gistelinck, Roland Coryn, Frédéric Devreese, Hans Cafmeyer (...)
Boudewijn BuckinxBoudewijn Buckinx (2001)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Daan Vandewalle, Boudewijn Buckinx, Rakhmaninov Trio, Coriolanus trio
November Music 2000 - As the world turnsNovember Music 2000 - As the world turns (2000)
Boudewijn Buckinx
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 (...)

Author of

Aria van de diepe nootAria van de diepe noot (2001)
Boudewijn Buckinx
Prometheus zoekt AquariusPrometheus zoekt Aquarius (2000)
Blues & Roots, Dance & Electronica, Folk, Jazz, Klassiek, Pop / Rock, Populair / Varieté, overige, Soundtracks/ Musicals, Wereldmuziek
Paul Beelaerts, Konrad Boehmer, Boudewijn Buckinx, [et al.]
Muziek uit de voorbije eeuwMuziek uit de voorbije eeuw (1999)
20ste eeuw
Boudewijn Buckinx, Yves Knockaert
De kleine Pomo of de geschiedenis van het postmodernismeDe kleine Pomo of de geschiedenis van het postmodernisme (1994)
20ste eeuw
Boudewijn Buckinx

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