Joost Van Duppen is an artist with a scientific background.
Field recordings play a crucial role in his creations and are often his starting point in theater and installation art. They provide an added dimension to music, in the relationship between the virtual and the real. After finishing his biochemistry degree he studied Sound Design at the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts Antwerp, where his first soundscapes and performances were born. Later on he was involved in instant composition workshops and was resident musician at rehearsals and dance classes with various choreographers. This sparked his interest to the relationship between sound and movement and was followed by collaborations with international dance companies.
He succeed his master’s in music design at University of the Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands and the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland. The latter he found his great love for nature and silence.
Following he started his research in soundscape ecology, which is a growing conservation technology in the study of biodiversity, climate change and urban environment.
Currently he lives in Brussels and combines his work as music coach and nature guide in the urban and borealis forests.
© Laura Weber