Joost Van Duppen creates soundscapes for theater, installations, ensembles and moving image. In his work field recordings play a crucial role and are often its starting point that intertwined with new compositions.
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. During his master’s in music design at University of the Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands and the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland, he found his great love for nature and silence. This influenced his first solo album Kaamos, followed by Soor from his Mirrounds Ensemble.
Further he started the research in soundscape ecology, which is a growing conservation technology in the study of biodiversity, climate change and urban environment. He works together with various international institutions, research centers and nature organizations.
Currently he lives in Brussels and combines his work as sound artist, field technician and nature guide.
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