Guy De Bièvre
*1961 in Brussels (Belgium)
Lives & works in Gent (Belgium)
Guy De Bièvre is a composer, musician, arranger, sound designer, sound art curator, theorist, and sound engineer. As a composer/performer he focuses on experiments, which combine computer, live electronics, acoustics and standard arrangement formats. He had works commissioned and/or performed by musicians such as Guy Klucevsek, Seth Josel, Anne La Berge, The Bozza Mansion Project, Annette Sachs, Zivatar Trio, and various local and international organizations.
As a performer (performing internationally in Europe, the USA and Japan) next to his own works, he collaborated with various composers and musicians such as Phill Niblock, Anne La Berge, Tom Hamilton, Ensemble Champ d’Action, and Peter Zummo.
Since 2002 he curates the ’Earwitness’ sound art series at CCNOA center for contemporay non-objective art (Brussels, B), and after working for various contemporary and experimental music related organizations (e.g. the Logos Foundation (Gent) and the IPEM (Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music of the Gent University), he is currently finishing a two year term as a researcher in the theory department of the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
As a music and sound theorist he published in magazines like MusikTexte (D) and Musicworks (CAN). Recent publications include ’The Quest for the Sonorous Absolute’, published in ’Sacred Bordello’ a Charlemagne Palestine monography (Editions de L’Aquarium Agnostique, Valenciennes, France, 2003).
Next to all this he freelances as a microcontroller developer (mainly for museums and artists), sound engineer and lecturer on sound art and contemporary experimental music (as a guest teacher he gave lectures and workshops at the Académie des Beaux Arts (F), the HISK in Antwerp (B), the Provinciale Hogeschool in Hasselt (B), and the Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels (B).