Hans Beckers

About Hans Beckers

Hans Beckers (born in 1986, Antwerp) considers sound to be a crucial and constant element in his work. In his performances and installations he aims to find a balance between music, sound art and the visual arts. Most of his sound installations could be seen as self-made instruments, made with all kinds of ‘objets trouvées’. He searches for objects, machines, materials from nature, several devices and household objects with an intriguing sound quality. With these materials he creates new kinds of instruments that bring these objects to life. His performances are a combination of composition and improvisation, where he plays a wide range of materials rhythmically, melodically and harmonically aided by a self-made table instrument that amplifies normally inaudible sounds through a magnetic field. His work mainly focuses on sound, installations, music, audiovisual art and performances, but he also makes drawings, etchings and music scores for theatre and film.

His performances and sound installations have been exhibited and performed in different Festivals and Art houses around the world, such as Bozar Brussels, Muhka Antwerp, Opera De Lille, Concertgebouw Bruges, Konserthus Stavangar, Casa Modernista Sao Paulo, etc.