contact : koenholtkamp (at) gmail.com
Koen Holtkamp (b. 1978 NL) is an artist and composer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He co-founded the Apestaartje collective/label in 1998 while studying at The Art Institute of Chicago. Holtkamp has released several albums under his own name on labels such as Thrill Jockey, Type and Barge as well as with Mountains, a duo project with Brendon Anderegg. He has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe sharing bills with artists such as Fennesz, Loren Connors, Tim Hecker, Oval, Tony Conrad and Michael Chapman and has collaborated with Chris Forsyth and Ben Vida amongst others. He has also been included in several exhibitions, and workshops such as the Dissolving Localities Project in Jerusalem, The Substrata Festival in Seattle, WA and Doug Aitken’s ‘Song 1′ installation at the Hirschhorn museum in Washington, DC. His current investigations include a series of objects and installations focused on composing for vibration and light as well as using electronics to resonate acoustic objects. A new solo album of modular electronics and acoustic instrumentation titled ‘Voice Model’ will be released on the Umor Rex label in the Fall of 2016.