September 27th 2018
Reinier van Houdt
Reinier van Houdt started working with taperecorders, radio's, objects and various string-instruments at a young age. Later, he studied piano at the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Reinier has a fascination for matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment - points beyond composition, interpretation and improvisation.
He has built himself an unusual repertoire that consistently resulted from personal quests; from collaborations with composers & musicians, from research in archives, from the composing and staging of music-performances or from unorthodox studies of classical music.
Aside from his own music, he premiered music by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Kaikhosru Sorabji, Francisco López, Yannis Kyriakides and many more.
He is also one of the moving forces behind the experimental music collective MAZE.