(c) Kurt Van der Elst

Kris Defoort will be season's composer at Concertgebouw Brugge

LOD-composer Kris Defoort will present and curate 6 projects in Concertgebouw Brugge

Concertgebouw Brugge invites pianist and composer Kris Defoort to develop their 2022-2023 programme as season's composer. Throughout the new season, he will present 6 different collaborations. 

Concertgebouw Brugge motivates its choice for the versatile artist as follows:

"Defoort shuttles between improvisation and written music, between music theatre, opera and jazz. [...] He intentionally takes into account all experiences and influences, integrating them into a personal language. In doing so, he also seeks the proximity of musicians who are active in different musical disciplines. As an accomplished musical colourist, he uses an absolutely unique palette of sounds.

Discover here the 6 projects Defoort presents at Concertgebouw Brugge in season 2022-2023. 

Artist in residence at LOD

Since 1998 Kris Defoort is composer in residence at LOD muziektheater. His first achievements at LOD were Passages (2001) - screened at a.o. the Festival d'Avignon, Salzburg, and Charleroi Danse - and the opera The Woman Who Walked into Doors (2001), directed by Guy Cassiers. Defoort worked with Cassiers again in 2009 for his second opera House of the Sleeping Beauties

With the Kris Defoort Trio, featuring Nicolas Thys on bass and Lander Gyselinck on drums, he joined forces with LOD-creator Josse De Pauw for, among others, An Old Monk and a concert called landscape. In September 2021, his opera The Time of Our Singing, directed by Ted Huffman, premiered in De Munt. All this is only a small selection from the oeuvre Defoort created with LOD. 


a concert called landscape                                                                                           The Time of Our Singing
(c) Kurt Van der Elst                                                                                                                        (c) Bern Uhlig