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12/10/14: ISCM Young Composer Award
Very happy to be awarded the Young Composers Award at this year's ISCM World Music Days (Wroclaw, Poland) for Piano Hero #1, after a memorable performance by Małgorzata Walentynowicz.
6/10/14: Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
I'm honored to be this year's Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in the class of the Arts.
16/08/14: Premiere of Ministry of Bad Decisions
After a full year of fun and preparations with Brian Archinal and Yaron Deutsch we proudly presented our brand new band Ministry of Bad Decisions and its first show "I think I will" at the final concert of this year's Darmstädter Ferienkurse. More concerts coming up in 2015-2016!
16/08/14: "Ensuite" by Ballon in Lyon
New video online of a wonderful performance of "Ensuite" by Séverine Ballon in Lyon, 4th of October 2013.
30/07/14: Darmstädter Beitrage für Neue Musik 2014
My article Composing Today. Luft von diesem Planetem has just been published in the 22nd edition of the Darmstädter Beitrage für Neue Musik (2014).
1/03/14: "Alien Bodies" - article on my music in "Dissonance"
Swiss Music Journal for Research and Creation "Dissonance" has just published Tomasz Biernacki's article Alien Bodies about my music and aesthetics. It can be freely downloaded on the website of Dissonance.
16/11/13: Recording of "Flesh+Prosthesis #1"
Live-recording of the first performance of Flesh+Prosthesis #1 for ten.sax, e-gtr, pno, perc and soundtrack by the Nikel Ensemble during Wien Modern, 8th of November 2013.

Click here for the audio recording only.

28/9/13: "Composing Today" in Klangforum Agenda & Positionen
My text Composing Today, Luft von diesem Planeten, written for the new Klangforum Wien Agenda, is now also published online in English and German. Or click here for the original Dutch version. The German translation will be published in the november issue of the new music journal Positionen.
25/9/13: Recording "Generation Kill" released on NEOS
The live recording of the premiere of Generation Kill at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2012, in a great performance by the Nadar Ensemble, is featured on the new "Donaueschinger Musik Tage 2012"-compilation CD-box on NEOS

Image from Generation Kill

2/4/13: New video online of "Generation Kill"
New video online of a great live-performance by the Nadar Ensemble (in collaboration with Centre Henri Pousseur) of "Generation Kill" at the Ars Musica Festival 2013 in Brussels on 23rd of April 2013.

For a video of "Generation Kill-offspring 1", click here

18/1/13: "Fremdkörper" double-cd in Chicagoreader's top-10 of 2012
The double-cd "Fremdkörper", containing 10 compositions of mine from between 2004 and 2010, released at Sub Rosa, made it to the top-10 of the Chicagoreader's cd-releases of 2012. For more reviews, click here.
27/12/12:"Piano Hero #1" selected for ISCM World Music Days 2014

"Piano Hero #1" for midi-keyboard and live-video has been selected to be performed during the ISCM World Music Days 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland
20/12/12:"Generation Kill" one of ten memorable performances 2012
Alex Ross in The New Yorker - Culture Desk: [Amongst the ten memorable classical performances of 2012 was the premiere of] Stefan Prins’s “Generation Kill” at the Donaueschingen Music Days. This blistering study of video-game culture and drone warfare showed a composer at the front lines of his art.
12/11/12: Alex Ross on "Generation Kill" in The New Yorker
Nothing made a deeper impression than 'Generation Kill', an explosive synthesis of live and electronic sound by Belgian composer Stefan Prins." (...) The result was mind-bending, and not in druggy, blissed-out way. As the composer intended, it was disturbingly difficult to tell what was real and what was virtual. The musicians were caught in temporal loops, as if Philip K. Dick had written a novel about chamber music. (...)
Read the full article and other press reviews on the première of Generation Kill at the Donaueschinger Musiktage here.
Click here (and scroll down to "Konzert mit dem Nadar Ensemble") to see the full video of "Generation Kill" as performed by Nadar Ensemble during the Donaueschinger Musiktage.
18/07/12: PARK premiered at Darmstädter Ferienkurse
Performed by Zwerm electric guitar quartet, Stefan Prins & Shila Anaraki (Frankfurt Lab, Frankfurt). Next performances: deSingel, Antwerp, 25/1/2013 & Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 15/3/2013.
1/06/12: Double-cd "FREMDKÖRPER" out now on Sub Rosa
Sub Rosa - Fremdkoerper

Sub Rosa just released the double-cd "FREMDKÖRPER", containing 10 brand-new recordings of acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions I wrote between 2004 and 2010. Featured artists are Nadar Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Champ d'Action, Nikel Ensemble, Agartha, Zwerm electric guitar quartet, Matthias Koole, Pieter Matthynssens and me. Comes with a 20 page booklet containing a.o. a text by Michael Rebhahn. Order the 2CD set now for only 12€! Starts shipping on 27th of June.

First reviews on the CD are now online: Spectrum Culture (English) and on the Blog of Monika Pasiecznik (German). For more reviews, click here.
25/05/12: Young Belgian Musician of the Year
The Union of Belgian Music Journalists elected me "Young Belgian Musician of the Year 2012", resulting in a.o. a portrait concert at the Ars Musica 2013 festival. More news to come.
04/05/12: Hybridae (2012) for 8-channel audio (stereo-downmix)

Premiered on 26th April 2012 during the annual "Hydra-concert", using a 39-speaker setup at Paine Hall, Music Department, Harvard University
25/11/11: "Piano Hero #1-2" at Huddersfield Festival & Intro In Situ
After Frederik Croene premiered and performed "Piano Hero #1" in Belgium and The Netherlands (next performance on 4/12/2011 at Intro In Situ, Maastricht), Mark Knoop now plays this piece at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), where he'll also premiere "Piano Hero #2". More "Piano Heroes" are planned in the following years, to form the large-scale cycle Piano Hero for piano, midi-keyboard, live-electronics, webcams and video.
5/7/11: Portrait on German Radio HR2
Portrait by Michael Rebhahn on the German radio station HR2: "Cluster - Introducing: Stefan Prins" on 5th of July 2011, 22:00-23:00, with an interview and recordings of "Not I", "Fremdkörper #1", "Infiltrationen", "Ventriloquium", "Fremdkörper #3 (mit Michael Jackson)" and more! Click here to listen to the program.
11/3/11: PhD in composition at Harvard University
I'm happy to announce that in September 2011 I'll start a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin.
28/12/10: "Infiltrationen": new video & Cobra-reportage online

Click here for a reportage on Cobra.be about Zwerm & "Infiltrationen", click here for more info about the composition.
28/10/10: "Fremdkörper #3 (mit Michael Jackson)"
"Fremdkörper #3 (mit Michael Jackson)" for ensemble and live-electronics will be premiered by Klangforum Wien & Enno Poppe during the Impuls Festival on the 5th of February in Graz. Below you can hear an electronic study for "Fremdkörper #3".

31/07/10: Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2010
The International Darmstadt Ferienkurse awarded me the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2010 for composition. Many thanks to all who supported me and to Thomas Schäfer for this fantastic edition!concert announcement Nikel Nikel Ensemble performing "Fremdkörper #2" at Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2010
28/07/10: "Fremdkörper #1 " selected by ISCM-Flanders
Fremdkörper #1 has been selected by ISCM-Flanders for the ISCM World Music Days 2011 in Zagreb. From the jury-report (chaired by Martijn Padding): "A completely original soundworld, a real top-work soundwise." / "Disturbing"
2/06/10: Featured in "Les Classiques de demain" on Musiq3
Click here to listen to an extensive interview (in French), fragments of "Erosie", "Ensuite", "Ventriloquium", "Fremdkörper #1" and improvisations with collectief reFLEXible and in duo with Richard Barrett in Anne Mattheeuws's program of 2-6-2010 on the French-speaking National Radio Channel "Musiq3"
14/12/09: Staubach Award
I'm very happy to have been awarded a "Staubach Honorarium", which is bi-annually awarded by the Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2010. This prize includes a composition commission for a new piece to be premiered by the Israelian Nikel Ensemble during the upcoming Darmstadt Ferienkurse in July (see calendar).
15/10/09-20/10/09: Workshops live-electronics in Freiburg
Together with 5 other selected composers, I'll be having two workshop-weeks with Orm Finnendahl at the Musikhochschule Freiburg dealing with his recently developed live-electronics software "Quo!". These workshops (the second one will be in March), in collaboration with the classes of Markus Weiss & Uli Fussenegger, will result in a new piece to be premiered at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2010.
27/8/09-12/9/09: Brazilian tour
From 27/8/09 until 12/9/2009 I'll be touring in Brasil, together with guitar-player Matthias Koole and Brasilian composer/guitar-player Mario del Nunzio. Concerts (including a.o. "Not I" for e-gtr & live-electronics), workshops and lectures are planned in a.o. São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Santos and Belo Horizonte.

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Mario Del Nunzio, Matthias Koole & Stefan Prins improvising at Univ. de São Paulo, 9/9/2009.
23/4/09: International Impuls Composition Competition 2009
Being one of the four winners of the biannual International Impuls Composition Competition, the ensemble Klangforum Wien commissioned me a new composition to be premiered in Graz, Austria, in 2011. The jury consisted of Beat Furrer (dir), Pierluigi Billone, Ernesto Molinari & Ernst Kovacic.
18/4/09: "Erosie (Memory Space#1)" selected by ISCM-Flanders
Erosie (Memory Space #1) for viola & Bayan/accordion has been selected by ISCM-Flanders for the World Music Days in Australia 2010. The jury consisted of Eric Sleichim (dir), Maarten Beirens, & Filip Rathé.
13/3/09: "Realgar" - review and interview on Kwadratuur.be
CD Realgar by collectief reFLEXible is selected as the "Editor's Choice" on Kwadratuur.be. Click here for the review and here for an interview by Koen van Meel.
20/10/08: "Realgar" - new cd by collectief reFLEXible
After having released several home-made cd-r's the past few years, collectief reFLEXible now presents its brand-new cd "Realgar" on the Italian improv-label Amirani Records. Over 50 minutes of improvised music by Joachim Devillé, trumpet & flugelhorn, Thomas Olbrechts, alto saxophone and Stefan Prins, live-electronics. Thanks to John "Sugerdaddy" Rottiers & Gianni Mimmo for their support! To order the cd go directly to Amirani's site or drop me a mail. To listen to excerpts, visit our myspace. For reviews, click here. realgar
06/02/08: "Not I" & "Ventriloquium" selected by ISCM-Flanders
The Flemish ISCM-section selected six compositions of Flemish composers to represent Flanders at the ISCM World Music days 2009 in Sweden, amongst them my recent compositions "Not I" and "Ventriloquium".
www.iscm-vlaanderen.be
25/01/08: Release of Champ d´Action Archives Series 06
Release of Champ d´Action Archives Series 06 "Integrating the Recorder" with a.o. "Memory Space #2" for recorder, ensemble and live-electronics, and compositions for recorder & ensemble by M. Finnissy, M. Shlomowitz, D. Nuñezañez, J. Nichols.
ORDER the CD for only 2 € (shipping included!)
www.champdaction.be/nl/audio/
 

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