gert-jan prins, born 1961, ijmuiden, the netherlands: electronics, percussion.
gert-jan prins focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise and percussion and investigates its relationship with the visual.
while he started his career as a drummer, his works include performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits
and collaborations with other musicians, visual artists, composers, and dancers.
besides his long-term collaboration with video artist bas van koolwijk, with whom he designed the synchronator and the mole-rat,
current projects include: black smoking mirror with martijn van boven, a new group with drummer balász pándi and peter van bergen,
several collaborations with de player rotterdam, the synchronator orchestra.
he has collaborated with pita, thomas lehn, lee ranaldo, cor fuhler, keith rowe, tomas korber, fennesz,
jérôme noetinger, peter van bergen, domenico sciajno, marcus schmickler, mats gustafsson, alan courtis, thomas ankersmit,
koen nutters, raed yassin, sharif sehnaoui, dirar kalash, giuseppe ielasi,carlos giffoni, luc houtkamp, misha mengelberg,
anne la berge, david dramm, fred van hove and many others.
with audio / visual artists: martijn van boven, peter fengler, dennis de bel, bas van koolwijk, gijs gieskes, greg pope, tina frank,
billy roisz, rob flint, xavier quérel, manel esparbé i gasca, petra dolleman, martha colburn, cyrus frisch.
he is a longtime member of m.i.m.e.o. (the 12-piece movement in music electronic orchestra).
performances, on international festivals & clubs throughout europe, north america, south-africa, russia, central asia, australia.
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