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.