Bio

Already at an early age Jasper Vanpaemel (b. 1986) was influenced by a wide variety of musical genres. He studied piano, violin and percussion at the Conservatory of Leuven. From 2004 to 2013 he studied piano & composition with Jan Michiels, Peter Swinnen & Franklin Gyselinck at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In 2009 Jasper studied electronic music (sonology) at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Richard Barrett and Kees Tazelaar.

Jasper’s compositions include originalworks and arrangements,  both solo and ensemble pieces, varying between traditional instrumentations and interdiscliplinary multimedia set-ups.His works have been performed at several Contemporary Music Festivals by Spectra Ensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Frascati Symphonic,… . “Mono”, for piano solo, won the prestigious Stephan De Jonghe Award and was selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

As a performing musician Jasper is active in various fields. With Jasper Braet he explores new ways of dynamic and aesthetic expression and performance. As Jasper & Jasper they performed at concerts in Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway. With (H)elektron, Jasper investigates new ways of multimedia music theatre.

This innovating approach towards new music creation also reflects in his educational activities. He has frequently been asked to give lectures and seminars about New Music and Multimedia projects. He leads an experimental music group at the Music Academy De Vonk in Oud-Heverlee and another group at SLAC, the Music Conservatory in Leuven. He is the creator of Prima Piano, a software application for pianists which provides a new approach on dealing with classic learning difficulties. This software has been used in many Music Academies in Belgium.