Stijn Demeulenaere is a sound-artist, a radio maker and searching musician. He holds degrees in sociology, cultural studies and studied radio at the RITS school of arts. Stijn was the curator and producer of the free form radio show ‘Radio Eliot’ on Radio Scorpio. He worked as an editor for Jan Fabre and worked as a journalist for Belgian national radio stations Klara and Radio 1 and for the independent radio station Radio K Centrale in Bologna, Italy. He was a founding member of the improvisation collective Karen Eliot.
Stijn is attracted to sound because of its directness, it’s malleability, and it’s mystery. In sound he tries to unravel social structures, personal history and the unconscious imagination of people.
He is currently working around the themes of the phenomenology of listening and the personal or experience of sound. He develops installations, soundscapes and performances. Lately, Stijn has been increasingly involved with dance. He created the soundtracks for the dance pieces As It Fell by Marisa Cabal and Stav Yeini, and Vartaloiden Kaupunki by Veli Lehtovaara. Together with Georgia Vardarou and Marisa Cabal he created the site specific performance Sonic Theatres. Other collaborations included directors and video artists Ychaï Gassenbauer and Visual Kitchen. His work was shown or played in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Italy and the UK. In 2014 - 2015 Stijn is artist in residence at Overtoon, Brussels (BE) and associated artist with the Pianofabriek Arts Lab, Brussels (BE). During that time he will be working on 61, an artistic research project about the phenomenology of sound, supported by the The Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region. Stijn lives and works in Brussels (BE).