Stijn Demeulenaere (BE) is a sound artist, searching musician, and field recordist. He holds degrees in sociology, cultural studies and studied radio at the RITCS, Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound.
Stijn is attracted to sound because of its directness, its malleability, and its mystery. In sound he tries to unravel social structures, personal history and the unconscious imagination of people.
He is currently working around the themes of the phenomenology of listening and the personal experience of sound. Stijn researches how people give meaning to sound, and the relationships between identity, sound and listening. Apart from creating his own work, Stijn also creates the sound design for other makers. Among others, he created soundtracks for choreographers, theatre makers and he works with directors and video artists like Jan Locus and Visual Kitchen. Recently he also started collaborating with several musicians.
Stijn has been artist in residence at among others, Overtoon (BE), Cimatics (BE), and Imagine2020 (UK). He is currently artist in residence at the Kunstenwerkplaats VZW in Brussels. His work won prizes at the 2019 Engine Room International Sound Art competition (UK), the 2014 soundscape composition prize of Musica (BE) and won the Grand Prix at the 2020 Split Videoart Festival. In 2017, he released his first album Latitudes – September 2016 on the Silken Tofu Label. Stijn lives and works in Brussels.
Underwater Sound North Sea
Stijn Demeulenaere described his search for underwater sound in the North Sea and the confrontation with the increasing noise pollution. He used audio samples and noise maps. Stijn Demeulenaere made underwater sound recordings at the southern and northern borders of the North Sea: first along the…