Snoei, Wouter

Nationality: Netherlands
Date of birth: 1977-08-26
Website: Officiële website

Wouter Snoei (1977) studied at the Institute of Sonology (Royal Conservatoire
of The Hague). He is active in various fields of music practice, all involving
electronic music. He was sound director in several performances of electro-acoustic pieces by Luigi Nono, John Cage and Gérard Grisey. Wouter Snoei also performed with Jasper Blom and other jazz artists at the North Sea Jazz festival and as a dance producer in many Dutch club venues. In the past few years his focus has shifted more and more towards composition and performance of solo live electronics and electro-acoustic music, adding live control as part of electronic composition. His compositions are performed by various ensembles such as Calefax Reed Quintet, ASKO Chamber choir, Ensemble Intégrales, VocaalLAB Nederland and de Veenfabriek. Furthermore Wouter Snoei is involved as composer and developer of Wave Field Synthesis, a spatial sound system involving 192 loudspeakers placed around an audience. He is a teacher at the Utrecht School of Arts and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.


Wouter Snoei ontvangt de Matthijs Vermeulen Aanmoedigingsprijs 2004 voor 'Pulse' (solo-live-elektronica).


Snoei is klankregisseur van 'Machinations 2009' van Georges Aperghis, uitgevoerd door VocaalLAB. In november is hij betrokken bij de uitvoering van Pierre Boulez' 'Répons' door het Asko|Schönberg ensemble.