Mathieu Serruys (BE)

Belgian tape and synth experimentalist Mathieu Serruys works with the (dis)advantages of reel-to-reel tape machines and analog synthesizers, his compositions slowly progressing as loops of brittle melodies crumble into eroded textures. Searching for the sensitivity hidden in analog tape, Serruys creates a sound spectrum where atmospheres range from fierce monumentality to delicate emo­tions.

In 2014 he released his debut LP ‘on Germaine Dulac’, loosely inspired by the moods, scenes and scen­eries of La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928), by female avant garde filmmaker Germaine Dulac. A recent guest composer at EMS Studios in Stockholm, Serruys is also one half of the experimental music label B.A.A.D.M., a platform for exploration of extramusical meanings, references, obsessions or strategies that can lay hidden behind sound.

Mathieu Serruys’s live performance at Norbergfestival 2017 is presented by Masskultur.