Frank Nuyts

Biography

Frank Nuyts was born in Oostende in 1957. He studied percussion at the Ghent Conservatory and composition with Lucien Goethals at the Instituut voor Pyschoacoustica en Electronische Muziek (IPEM). Around 1985 he is stilistically veering to post-modernism: elements of the so-called “commercial music” are from then on imbedded in compositions which remain multi-layered although rhythmically less complex. (eg. ‘Rastapasta’) In 1989, together with Iris De Blaere, he set up the 7-member cross-over band Hardscore, recording four CDs and undertaking international tours. (eg. ‘Methane’, ‘Surf, wind and desire’, ‘Monkey Trial’) Since that time he also has produced an extensive and varied oeuvre: (3 concerti (piano, marimba and cello), 5 symphonies, the chamber operas ‘Bekket’ for Leporello; ‘Middle East’ for LOD and ‘Tongval’, ‘Paternel’, ‘Chut!’ and ‘Cambio madre por moto’ for vzw Hardscore). He also has composed 19 piano sonatas and many vocal compositions mainly for the Australian Song Company. In 2014 Hardscore the band is rebooted, with visuals of Fabien DeLathauwer, which leads to a commission of De Bijloke for a new program ‘Carbon fixation’ (2015) Frank Nuyts teaches composition at the Ghent School of Arts. Together with Iris De Blaere he founds the new festival ‘En Avant Mars’ for the Music centre De Bijloke.

Projects

Beat Love Oracle
Hardscore

Beat Love Oracle

Hardscore

Hardscore

Agenda

Global Music Showcases

October 10, 2022 Concertzaal De Casino (Sint-Niklaas)

Beat Love Oracle

November 18, 2022 CC De Ververij (Ronse)

Les nièces de Diderot

December 11, 2022 Bibliotheek Sint-Niklaas

Beat Love Oracle & Liang-yu Wang

February 8, 2023 Aalst, Utopia

Beat Love Oracle & Liang-yu Wang

February 10, 2023 Sted. acad. voor muziek Izegem

Beat Love Oracle & Liang-yu Wang

February 12, 2023 Concertstudio Kortrijk

Beat Love Oracle

May 26, 2023 CC De Grote Post (Oostende)

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