Annette Vande Gorne

(born in 1946, in Charleroi, Belgium, resident in Ohain, Belgium), composer. Following her classical studies at the Royal Conservatoires of Mons and Brussels, and her studies with Jean Absil, Annette Vande Gorne, she chanced upon acousmantic when on a training position in France . She founded and managed Musiques & Recherches and the Metamorphose s d’Orphèe studios (Ohain, 1982). She also launched a series of concerts and an acousmantic festival called L’Espace du son (Brussels, 1984; annual since 1994), after assembling a 60–Loudspeaker systems, an acousmonium, derived from the sound projection systems designed by François Bayle. She is the editor of the musical aesthetics review Lien and Repertoire E’lectrO cd (1993, ’97,’98), a directory of electroacoustic works. She also founded the Mètamorphoses composition competition and the spatialized performance competition Espace du son. She gradually put together Belgium’s only documentation centre on that art, available online at www.musiques-recherches.be.  Professor of electroacoustic composition at the Royal Conservatory in Liège (1986), then Brussels (‘87), and Mons (’93), she later founded an autonomous Electroacoustic Music section at the latter, (2002) integrated into the European graduate studies framework. Her works can be heard in every festival and on every radio program presenting media–based (previously tape) music. Her current work focuses on various energetic and kinesthetic archetypes. Nature and the Physical world are models for an abstract and expressive musical language. Her work falls essentially into the acousmatic category, including the Tao suite and Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Est, which renews electroacoustic music’s ties with the past, with a few incursion in other art forms, including theatre, dance, sculpture, etc.
Selected Works Action / Passion (1987), ballet music for a choreography by Patricia Kuypers; Aglavaine et Selysette (1989); Architecture nuit (1988), text by Werner Lambersy, Bruxelles bivoque (1997); Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Est (2003) ; Cosmographie (2003), work for a sculptural installation by Anne Liebabergh; Énergie / Matière (1985); Les énergies (2003); Exil, chant II (1983), text by Saint-John Perse; Faisceaux (1985), piano, and tape.