Zeno van den Broek, Artist in distribution, Netherlands, 1982
Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch-born, Copenhagen-based composer and artist. His work is focused on space, time
and architecture. Zeno works in a multi-sensory way to research and express notions of spatial awareness.
Van den Broek utilizes immaterial and temporal means such as sound, acoustics and projections to create site
and concept specific works. This trans-disciplinary method has a strong conceptual foundation, which enables
Zeno to comprehend and express the richness and complexity of spatiality.
Zeno has developed a distinctive language based on pure sound sources such as sine waves and white noise in
relation to minimal visual aesthetics based on lines and grids. With these means he creates site-specific patterns
of interference which fully express the characteristics of the space.
In his compositions he explores the relation between musical forms, structures and auditive spatiality, drawing
inspiration from architecture, mathematical and physical concepts. Van den Broek’s live performances combine
and synthesize the visible and the audible. Sound and projections merge with the existing architecture of the
venue, creating a new and fluid spatial reality. His installations are often location-specific, utilizing and
intensifying the existing visual and acoustic qualities of the site.
Zeno van den Broek has been commissioned work by Non-Fiction, Gaudeamus Foundation and The Old Church of
Amsterdam. He has presented work at various venues and festivals such as Flatpack Filmfestival Birmingham,
International Film Festival Rotterdam, CTM Vorspiel and Gaudeamus Muziekweek. His work has been presented
at among others: VPRO Vrije Geluiden, Sedition and TBC, Los Angeles.
Date of Birth: 31 May 1982
Nationality: Dutch, living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Education: TUDelft, Master of Science (June 2008): Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences.