Arne Deforce

Category:solist, muzikant, hedendaagse muziek
21.11.1962
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Instrument(s):cello
Actual/previous member of:ChampdAction

Biography

Arne Deforce is renowned for his passionate and unparalleled perfomances of contemporary and experimental music. As a soloist, his repertoire consists mainly of solo- and chamber music with a special interest in works deemed ‘unplayable’ but well ‘performable’ from composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Richard Barrett, John Cage and Brian Ferneyhough. His fascinating, energetic and imaginative approach to music has inspired many composers, including Richard Barrett, Luc Brewaeys, Kee-Yong Chong, Raphael Cendo, Alvin Curran en Phil Niblock, to write original works especially for him. In 2004, after one such collaboration, Jonathan Harvey described Arne Deforce as “one of the most exciting new cellists I have come across. Everything he plays is approached with a powerful intensity born from an engagement with the music on a deep spiritual and psychic level. He is highly imaginative and brings an originality and, above all, creativity to his interpretations which is both fiery and structured.” His collaborative partners include the Centre Henri Pousseur, Liège; Ircam, Paris; Grame, Lyon; and Champ d’Action, Ictus. Arne Deforce features regularly in leading international new music festivals (Ars Musica, Holland Festival, Agora Paris, Archipel Genève, Musica Strassbourg, Mito, Fondation Royaumont, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Amsterdamse Cellobiënale) and his remarkable discography - Jonathan Harvey (Megadisc), Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, Iannis Xenakis complete works for cello + 1 (Aeon), Phil Niblock (Touch) – received international acclaim (5 Diapson d'or, Coupe de coeur Académie Charles Cros, Prix Ceacilia 2012). In addition to his lecture-performances, he teaches at the Conservatory of Bruges and is completing at the University of Leiden his doctoral theses on the perfomance practice of New Complexity Music.

Selective discography

Pascal Dusapin - ItemPascal Dusapin - Item (2017)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Arne Deforce, Pascal Dusapin, Benjamin Dieltjens
Richard Barrett - Music for cello and electronicsRichard Barrett - Music for cello and electronics (2016)
21st century / contemporary
Arne Deforce, Richard Barrett
Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis (2011)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Iannis Xenakis, James Wood, Ensemble musikFabrik
Morton Feldman - Patterns in a Chromatic FieldMorton Feldman - Patterns in a Chromatic Field (2009)
21st century / contemporary
Arne Deforce, Yutaka Oya, Morton Feldman
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 (...)
Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi (2007)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Giacinto Scelsi
AdvayaAdvaya (2005)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Arne Deforce

Selectieve discografie als componist

AdvayaAdvaya (2005)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Arne Deforce

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Pascal Dusapin - ItemPascal Dusapin - Item (2017)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Arne Deforce, Pascal Dusapin, Benjamin Dieltjens
Richard Barrett - Music for cello and electronicsRichard Barrett - Music for cello and electronics (2016)
21st century / contemporary
Arne Deforce, Richard Barrett
Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis (2011)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Iannis Xenakis, James Wood, Ensemble musikFabrik

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