Heleen Van Haegenborgh

Category:componist, solist
1980
Genre(s):electro-akoestische muziek, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags, klassiek experimenteel
Instrument(s):piano

Biography

The shape of the career of this young (30-ish) pianist is quite amazing. After graduating from the Conservatory of Ghent in 2004 and pursuing master classes with John Tilbury, she developed worldwide activities, reaching out to the USA and China as well as premiering avantgarde works at home. She likes joint ventures with non-musicians, thus subversively undermining the elitist image of contemporary music with a view to making it more attractive for a wider audience. She also explores interaction between each environment and the character of the music. Critics have acclaimed her as "enormously impressive" (The Wire, December 2010). Her piano is often coloured by wine glasses on the strings or other extended techniques. The effect of tapes is disconcerting, acoustic spaces shifting around in a heady manner. Morton Feldman, George Crumb, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier and Thomas Smetryns were among her associates. But she also collaborated with an electronics artist from Istanbul, Erdem Helvacioglu, reclaiming their respective roots in the 15th century. Heleen can already boast several CDs with work of her own (Entr'acte, London).

Selective discography

CopperCopper (2017)
Jazz
Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Christian Mendoza
Signaux + ReginaSignaux + Regina (2014)
free & experimental jazz, 21st century / contemporary
Heleen Van Haegenborgh
AkerselvaAkerselva (2014)
free & experimental jazz, Electronica
Jurgen De Blonde, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Kristof Roseeuw
Contemporary Music in Flanders VIIContemporary Music in Flanders VII (2011)
20th century
Dirk Blockeel, Jan Wauters, Walter Boudreau, Isabelle Brys, Roland Coryn, Jean Louel, Bart Bouckaert, Frederik Neyrinck (...)
De duivel beduveld - le diable abandonnéDe duivel beduveld - le diable abandonné (2010)
21st century / contemporary
Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Thomas Smetryns
Mock interiorsMock interiors (2008)
Electronica, 21st century / contemporary
Esther Venrooy, Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Heleen van Haegenborgh - Thomas SmetrynsHeleen van Haegenborgh - Thomas Smetryns (2007)
20th century
Thomas Smetryns, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Thomas Smetryns, Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Chant d'amourChant d'amour (1994)
romanticism, 20th century
Paul Klinck, Katrijn Friant, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Johan De Smet, Benoni Lagye, Rik Verstrepen, Paul Miry, Dirk Brossé (...)

Selectieve discografie als componist

Heleen van Haegenborgh - Thomas SmetrynsHeleen van Haegenborgh - Thomas Smetryns (2007)
20th century
Thomas Smetryns, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Thomas Smetryns, Heleen Van Haegenborgh

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Press Clips:
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Cinéma Invisible - Cinéma Invisible (11.2010)
Esther Venrooy - The Spiral Staircase (07.2008)