Augustin de Bellefroid

Live composer, Entrepreneur

Augustin de Bellefroid studied physical geography at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and multidisciplinary live composing. These two have in common the need to observe and innovate. They led Augustin to build his carrier as a live composer and entrepreneur.
Augustin de Bellefroid is the founder and artistic director of Matters Collective, a multidisciplinary platform working in the field of instant composing, with music, dance, theatre and visual arts. The collective’s research is dedicated to the development of communication systems that allows a conductor­composer to create a piece in realtime.
Augustin’s work is strongly inspired by the live composing sign languages created by Walter Thompson (Soundpainting, US), John Zorn (Cobra, US) and Santiago Vazquez (Rhythm with Signs, AR).
Life composing. « Tell me who you are, and that is going to be the start of the composition ». Multidisciplinary live composing is collaborative and political, as it implies a horizontal way of decision process, and gives people the chance to create together.