Talk to me
Radio station: RTS-Espace2
Venue/s of the event: Culture Center ABC in La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland)
Links: RTS- Espace2
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Stefan Prins (solo)
The performance will consist of precomposed tracks and live improvisations. Sometimes they ’talk’ to each other, sometimes they inhabit radically different spaces, making communication impossible.
In his compositional work Prins seeks to critique received convention, to break the framework of the usual, and dispose of aesthetic axioms. He envisions a musical art form beyond the safe confines of the »scene«, wherein the connection to the larger cultural discourse has gotten lost. A central pre- condition for the making of a new mu- sic with a future is the role of the aware, critical observer, one who is prepared to ex- ploit the technologies and mechanisms of the prefabricated media with a view to their possibilities for new music. – Stefan Prins lives up to this calling. (Michael Rebhahn, 2012)
After graduating as an engineer, Stefan Prins (Kortrijk, Belgium, 20/5/1979) started to study fulltime piano and composition at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, where he obtained his Masters degree in Composition magna cum laude. Concurrently, he studied “Technology in Music“ at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels,“Sonology“ at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and “Philosophy of Culture” and “Philosophy of Technology” at the University of Antwerp. Since September 2011 he divides his time between Europe and the USA where he pursues a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin.
Stefan Prins is closely involved with the Nadar Ensemble, as a composer and co- di- rector, and was one of the founders of the long-standing trio for improvised music “col- lectief reFLEXible”. He’s also a founding member of the band “Ministry of Bad Deci- sions”, with percussionist Brian Archinal and e-guitarist Yaron Deutsch.
His preferred color is blood-red.