Bram Van Camp
Belgian composer. Studied violin playing, chamber music, composition, musical analysis and counterpoint at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp. He also studied composition in the class of Wim Hendenrickx and Theo Loevendie at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He composes music and chamber works, orchestral compositions and song cycles. His String Quartet and song cycle The Feasts of Fear and Agony, to a poem by Paul Van Ostaijen, was chosen for the ISCM Catalogue (International Society for Contemporary Music). Van Camp’s concert compositions are performed by, among others, Hermes Ensemble, I Solisti del Vento, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Het Collectief, Wibert Aerts, Piet Van Bockstal, in various concert halls in Belgium (deSingel, BOZAR and Concertgebouw Brugge, etc.). His musical language is distinguished by intuitiveness and an organic quality of sound. He has been influenced most by the composers György Ligeti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinskij, Alban Berg, and last but not least also by jazz music. He has received awards in Aquarius Composition Contest, BAP prize (Belgian Artistic Promotion) and Jeugd en Muziek Prijs voor Compositie. His works The Feasts of Fear and Agony, Music for 3 Instruments and Improvisations appeared on CD in 2014, issued by Fuga Libera.