AboutField recordist | Belgium
Stijn Demeulenaere is a sound-artist and field recordist. He holds degrees in sociology, cultural studies and studied radio at the RITCS, Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound. Stijn is attracted to sound because of its directness, its malleability, and its mystery. In sound he tries to unravel social structures, personal history and the unconscious imagination of people. He is currently working around the themes of the phenomenology of listening and the personal experience of sound. His work researches the relationship between identity, sound and listening. He develops installations, soundscapes and performances. Lately, Stijn has been increasingly involved with dance. Amongst others, he created soundtracks for choreographers like Marisa Cabal, Stav Yeini, and Veli Lehtovaara; and for theatre makers like Mesut Arslan and Pieter De Buysser. Together with Georgia Vardarou and Marisa Cabal he created the site specific performance Sonic Theatres. Other collaborations included directors and video artists Jan Locus and Visual Kitchen. His work was shown in, among others, Flanders Festival Kortrijk (BE), Concertgebouw Bruges (BE), Kaaitheater (BE), Dutch Media Arts Institute (NL), Den Frie contemporary art centre (DK), Iklectic (UK), Ancienne Belgique (BE), iMAL (BE), Le Mans Sonore (FR), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (FR/DE), Musica, (BE), NAISA (CA), November Music (NL), STUK (BE), Q-O2 (BE), Bâtard Festival (BE), São Paulo Bienal (BR), Radio Futura Festival (PT), Working Title Festival (BE), Helicotrema Festival (IT), FIBER Festival (NL), Museo Reina Sofia (ES), and the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (BE). Stijn has been artist in residence at amongst others, Overtoon, Brussels (BE), Cimatics (Brussels, BE) and is currently artist in residence at the Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Arts Lab, Brussels (BE). His work won prizes at the 2020 Split Videoart Festival, the 2019 Engine Room International Sound Art competition (UK), and the 2014 soundscape composition prize of Musica (BE). His work was also was nominated for, amongst others, the 2016 Discovery Award at LOOP Barcelona (ES), and the 2016 European Sound Art Award (DE). In 2017, he released his first album Latitudes – September 2016 on the Silken Tofu Label. Stijn lives and works in Brussels (BE).
|2019||2nd Prize The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition||Murmur|
|2014||Musica Soundscape award||Oortreders|
|2020||Grand Prix Split Videoart Festival||Murmur|
|2002||Catholic University of Leuven||Masters in Sociology|
|2004||Catholic University of Leuven||Masters in Cultural Studies|
|2009||Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound||Bachelor in Radio Production|