Eric de Clercq

music & video


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In his often uncompromising music, composer Eric de Clercq uses literary texts, electronics and unusual instrumentations.

He is inspired by composers like Luigi Nono, John Cage, Edgar Varèse, Iannis Xenakis, painters like Armando, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon, poets like Charles Bukowski and Kees Ouwens and filmmakers like Lars von Trier and David Lynch.

His 30 seconds mini opera “Crépuscule” was very successful and was widely performed in France. With his Trio Strakke Lucht (electro-improvisation) he has played at various venues ranging from Munich to Las Vegas.

De Clercq has received commissions from a range of (inter)national festivals and organisations to write for Ensemble LOOS, Ensemble Aleph, pianoduo Post & Mulder, Rosa Ensemble, Ricciotti Ensemble, Orkest De Volharding, Schoenberg Ensemble, Koen Kaptijn, duo Jan Hage-Anton Weeren and Tatiana Koleva.

As part of a long term collaboration Ensemble Aleph presented a comprehensive musical portrait of De Clercq which was performed in both France and The Netherlands.

Commissioned by Orgelpark Amsterdam in 2011 and 2012 he wrote music which made use of all of the eight organs of this venue.

His works have been recorded by pianoduo Post & Mulder, Ensemble Aleph,
Rotterdam Clarinet Quartet, Duo Dubbelduet, Guy Livingston and Vinex Productions.
His music has been used in numerous dance and theatre productions by for instance Sophie Mathey, De Groep van Steen and Bambie.
For Kijkshock3 he collaborated with videoanimation artist eddie d.

In 2012 de Clercq joined Monoták, a collective of eleven composers who jointly promote their music by organising concerts and collaborations with other artists.

As director, cameraman and editor Eric de Clercq also produces of video's for a wide range of companies and organisations.
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