Evelien van den Broek is a composer, performer and producer based in Amsterdam (NL). She creates electronic and electro acoustic music for live performance, film, modern dance, theatre and sound walks. Her first solo album is out now: False Memories. Her latest project is Biophonica, with electronic music about extinction, using field recordings of extinct and endangered animals, trumpet, electronics and two growling and chirping analogue synths.
In her KUrKKU performances she transforms her voice with live electronics, using Wii game controllers, a foot pedal and five neon yellow speakers. With the indietronica band Daisy Bell she played at State-X New Forms and the Avantgarde Festival (D). With Daisy Bell she made the show Year Without A Summer, performed with gamelan ensemble Gending and featuring Graham Lewis (Wire) on video. In 2015 their debut album ‘London’ was released at Opa Loka Records. Evelien has composed for numerous documentaries, including ‘LA Raeven – beyond the imagine’ and ‘.tibbaR’ (winner of the Dutch Golden Calf and several international awards). With Dyane Donck she made the sound installations Yesterday and Circlectric. She performed in Donck’s multimedia project ‘The Obscure Thoughts of Isabella Green’. With choreographer/dancer Eva Baumann she made five dance performances, of which Solitaire was nominated for the Stuttgarter Tanz- und Theater Preis. She created the sound walk ‘Stemmengeschuifel, met Heijermans door de Pijp’ with Renate Zentschnig for Soundtrackcity and Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. In November 2016 her first full length multimedia musicperformance ‘False Memories’ premiered at the November Music festival. Evelien holds a Bachelor of Music (with Honours) and Master of Arts degree from Music and Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts (NL), where she studied Music Production & Performance and Composition in Contexts.
Evelien’s work has been performed or exhibited at the theatres Frascati hetveem and Melkweg (Amsterdam), November Music (Den Bosch), the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Nederlands Film Festival (Utrecht), IFFR (Rotterdam), IDFA (Amsterdam), Festival aan de Werf (Utrecht) Gaudeamus Music Week (Utrecht), Korzo (The Hague), Kunsthaus Syb (Beetsterzwaag), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, D), Theaterhaus Stuttgart (D), VPRO radio and Radio Svizzera Italiana (Lugano, CH), Avantgarde Festival (Schiphorst, D), the Into The Great Wide Open festival (Vlieland) and Music Meeting Festival (Nijmegen).