Frederic D'haene

Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw


Frederic D’haene, born in Kortrijk in 1961, began his musical education at the music academies of Ghent and Kortrijk. With his sights on a professional music career, he then studied at the Royal Conservatory in Liège, where he was in the classes of Frederic Rzewski and Walter Zimmerman. There he also took lessons from Henri Pousseur and Vinko Globokar. In order to further develop the theoretical aspect of his musical studies, D’haene decided to enter the university programme of musicology, which he started at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and completed at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent. In addition, he took part in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt in 1988. Between 1990 and 1995, Frederic D’haene was an assistant teacher in Rzewski’s composition class at the conservatory in Liège. He also taught at the Jette (Brussels) music academy, where he taught courses in musical culture and music history. D’haene has also occasionally been active as a concert organiser (for such organisations as Amnesty International).
An important demarcation in D’haene’s career was the year 1996, when he took a sabbatical. In 1999 and 2000, he taught music aesthetics at the School of Sciences and Art in Ghent. In 2000, D’haene moved to the Netherlands, which allowed him to devote his full attention to composition, with time-pressures weighing less heavily, and with the aid of a well-designed state system which aims to support new music in all its aspects.
Frederic D’haene composes mainly on commission, having produced works for such organisations as deSingel (Antwerp), the Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Antwerp ’93 (European Cultural Capital), Ars Musica – festival ’93, Stichting Logos, Champ d’Action, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal. A number of these works have been performed by renowned soloists (including Geoffrey Madge, Frederic Rzewski, Marianne Schroeder, Armand Angster, Claude Coppens and Yutaka Oya) and ensembles (Champ d’Action, Ensemble l’art pour l’art, Ensemble Q-O2 and the Phoenix trio). Young and talented Belgian artists, such as Daan Vandewalle, Geneviève Focroulle and Ivan Meylemans, have also performed his often demanding scores. D’haene’s compositions have been played in Brussels, Kiel (Gesellschaft für akustische Lebenshilfe), London (Blackheath Concert Halls) and Edmonton (New Music Festival). Several works have been recorded for CD or for broadcast by such national radio networks as the Belgian Radio (both French and Flemish services), the BBC, the WDR, and the CBC. D’haene is also one of the composers who took part in the “Bruges 2002” project (European Cultural Capital), where the composition Inert Reacting Substance of ( ) received a performance by the Flemish Symphony Orchestra.
Contrechamps conducted by Michael Wendeberg will create 'hearing from nowhere-part 3' in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14th of October 2014.

Selectieve discografie als componist

Frederic D'Heane - Music with Silent Aitake'sFrederic D'Heane - Music with Silent Aitake's (2019)
21st century / contemporary
Reigakusha Gagaku Ensemble, Frederic D'haene, Kasper de Roo, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt
Nouvelles Musiques de Chambre - LiègeNouvelles Musiques de Chambre - Liège (1996)
20th century
Vincent Dujardin, Georges Hermans, Sophie Karthäuser, Izumi Okubo, Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Philippe Pierlot, Frederic D'haene, Henri Pousseur (...)
QuincunxQuincunx (1994)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
ChampdAction, Gudrun Vercampt, Nico Baltussen, Paul De Clerck, Jaap Kruithof, Jan Matthé, Lode Leirens, Janna Van Mechelen (...)