Sunday, 25 October 2015 | 11:30 | STUK

Three years ago, Guy De Bièvre wrote a work for guitar ensemble for the matrix youth project. However, since the piece has so much more potential, MATRIX asked Kim van den Brempt to fashion a remake - now with a larger and a more diverse instrumentation - with pupils of different classes of the Leuven Municipal Conservatory.

First, we hear Nothing is real by American composer Alvin Lucier (°1931) and Study for String Instrument #2 by Simon Steen-Andersen (°1976). These pieces are performed by participants of the Nadar Summer Academy, an annual summer school for young musicians, organized by MATRIX and Nadar ensemble.


Alvin Lucier: Nothing is real for piano, teapot and sound installation
Simon Steen-Andersen: Study for String Instrument #2 for violin and whammy pedal
Guy De Bièvre: 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 4


Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier was born in 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Lucier lectures and performs extensively in Asia, Europe and The United States. He has collaborated with John Ashbury ( Theme) and Robert Wilson (Skin, Meat, Bone). His recent sound installation, 6 Resonant Points Along a Curved Wall, accompanied Sol LeWitt’s enormous sculpture, Curved Wall, in Graz, Austria, and in the Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University in January 2005

Simon Steen-Andersen

Simon Steen-Andersen (b.1976) is a Berlin-based composer, performer and installation artist, working in the field between instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within settings ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to stagings, solo performances and installations. 

Website Simon Steen-Andersen


Projectensemble SLAC Leuven

The Project Ensemble from SLAC Leuven, is led by Kim Van den Brempt.


Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c


Lijnen 1 en 2
Halte H. Hartkliniek

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