Baudouin Oosterlynck

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Baudouin Oosterlynck (born November 19, 1946 in Kortrijk) is a Belgian composer, sound artist and visual artist. He is notable for his early musique concrète works and his later installation pieces and objets d'art.[1][2][3] Among his works are a series of 23 preludes, 3 overtures, 5 oratorios, and a sonata, collectively known as Variations du silence, that consist of recordings of the ambient sound in particular locations selected by the composer.[4][5] He has also designed a variety of highly sensitive instruments for listening.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • 1975-1978, 4 LP box / 4 CD box, Metaphon 001, 2008 + 78 page booklet : prepared piano, voice, objects

Honours, decorations, awards and distinctions[edit]

He has been a member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium since 2007.[7]

References/Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Andreas Weiland (2010), “Baudouin Oosterlynck: A sound artist who is setting people free to discover the world’s sounds: Reflections on Baudouin Oosterlynck’s Exhibition in Stavelot,” in: Art in Society, No. 11 (Spring/Summer, 2011) [1].
  2. ^ Ibidem, “A Brief Look at Belgian Experimental Composers and Sound Artists”, in: Art in Society, No. 11 (Spring/Summer, 2011) [2].
  3. ^ Académie royal des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (2016). Baudouin Oosterlynck.
  4. ^ George Michelsen Foy (2010). Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence. Simon and Schuster. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-4391-0104-9.
  5. ^ Craig Douglas Dworkin (2013). No Medium. MIT Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-262-01870-8.
  6. ^ Pascal Goffaux, "Les instruments d'écoute de Baudouin Oosterlynck" ("The listening instruments of Baudouin Oosterlynck"), RTBF, January 28, 2016 (audio, in French).
  7. ^ Académie royal des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (2016). Baudouin Oosterlynck.

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