Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch-born, Copenhagen-based composer and artist. His work is focused on space, time and architecture. Through his practice he researches and expresses notions of spatial awareness, using immaterial and temporal means such as sound, acoustics and visual arts to create site and concept specific works. His interdisciplinary working methods enable him to comprehend and express the richness and complexity of spatiality. Van den Broek works with pure sound sources such as sine waves and white noise and minimal visual aesthetics such as grids and lines, creating site-specific patterns of interference, which explore and articulate the characteristics of a particular space.
Van den Broek’s compositions explore the relation between musical forms, structures and auditive spatiality, drawing inspiration from architecture, mathematical and physical concepts. His live performances combine and synthesize the visible and the audible. Sound and projections merge with the existing architecture of the venue, creating a new spatial layer in which the position of the auditor alters his or her experience. His installations are often location-specific, utilizing and intensifying the existing visual and acoustic qualities of the site.
He has been commissioned to create works by Non-Fiction, Gaudeamus Foundation and The Old Church of Amsterdam. He has presented work at various venues and festivals such as Incubate Festival, Fiber Festival and Gaudeamus Muziekweek, and has participated in group exhibitions including PalzArt, Soest, 2016; Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht, 2015; Nieuwe tijd voor de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2014 and Surface to Space, Utrecht, 2014, where he was curator and main exhibitor. He presented a solo exhibition at TivoliVredenburg as part of Gaudeamus Music Week, Utrecht in 2015.