Jasper Vanpaemel

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Jasper Vanpaemel (b. 1986) is a Belgium-based artist, working in the field of contemporary music composition and interdisciplinary multimedia set-up development.

 

As a freelance composer Jasper made 30+ compositions, both solo and ensemble pieces. His works have been awarded by The Stephan De Jonghe piano competition 2014, ISCM World Music Days Belgian selection in 2015, Matera Intermedia Festival in 2019. His ensemble works have been created and performed by many renowned musicians such as Spectra Ensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, Ensemble Du Bout Du Monde, Kompulz Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik, Two Envelopes, Apsara Trio among many others.

 

As a performing musician Jasper is active in various fields. With Jasper Braet he explores new ways of dynamic and aesthetic expression and performance. Sharing a passion for experimentation and adventure, they started as free improvisors and evolved into performers and composers of contemporary music. As Jasper & Jasper, their aesthetic profile is unique: from their experience with traditional instruments they develop the physical and tangible aspects of their custom built electronic instruments. Tension, curiosity, sound, image, theater, humor, dance and movement contribute to an intense concert experience. Together they performed in many places around Europe.

 

As a teacher Jasper has frequently been asked to give lectures and seminars about New Music and Multimedia projects. He leads an experimental music group at the Music Academy De Vonk in Oud-Heverlee and another group at SLAC, the Music Conservatory in Leuven. He is the creator of  Prima Piano, a software application for pianists which provides a new approach on dealing with classic learning difficulties. This software has been used in many Music Academies in Belgium.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Funtopia Trio for Violin, Double bass and Accordion (2018)
Pulcherrima for piano 4-mains (2016)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


XYZ for 3 wind instrument players and loop pedals (2018)
8 Little Indians for 9 musicians & DMX lighting presets (2018)
The Wire for 2x percussion, 2x keyboards & electronics (2017)
In Defrost for clarinet, alto saxophone, accordion, piano, percussion and live electronics (2016)

Solo Instrument


Good Times #1 for piano solo (2015)
About Elephants for organ solo (2014)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Ridge A for single reed mouthpiece (2014)

Symphony Orchestra


Merapi for Symphony Orchestra and electronics (2013)

Mixed Ensemble


Pinatubo for flute, soprano saxophone, cello, double bass, piano (2008)
8 Little Indians for 9 musicians & DMX lighting presets (2018)
About Elephants for organ solo (2014)
Funtopia Trio for Violin, Double bass and Accordion (2018)
Good Times #1 for piano solo (2015)
In Defrost for clarinet, alto saxophone, accordion, piano, percussion and live electronics (2016)
Merapi for Symphony Orchestra and electronics (2013)
Pinatubo for flute, soprano saxophone, cello, double bass, piano (2008)
Pulcherrima for piano 4-mains (2016)
Ridge A for single reed mouthpiece (2014)
The Wire for 2x percussion, 2x keyboards & electronics (2017)
XYZ for 3 wind instrument players and loop pedals (2018)