Roeland Luyten (born in Leuven, Belgium in 1977) is a composer of electroacoustic music. He first encountered electroacoustic sounds through watching science-fiction and horror movies as a young boy. At eight years old, he started studying flute at the music academy in Louvain. During high school, he taught himself to play the electric guitar and experimented with effects pedals. While studying classical flute at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, he discovered his true passion in the studio for electroacoustic music composition under the direction of Joris De Laet. Since then, Roeland composes regularly new pieces and works as a musician-composer, sound engineer, and stage technician for various theater and dance productions in Belgium and abroad. His music has been played and has won prizes worldwide.
- 2023: Selected on MA/IN 2023, international electroacoustic music festival Matera Intermedia in Matera, Italy for the work “Gritscape”.
2018: First prize & Public prize (ex aequo) on the “10th biennal acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses 2018” of Musiques & Recherches (Belgium) with the composition “Knars”
2017: Jury member for the “10th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music Composition of The Foundation Destellos” (Argentina).
2017: Selected on BEAST FEaST 2017, international electroacoustic music festival in Brimingham, United Kingdom for the piece “Helena”
2016: Selected on MA/IN 2016, international electroacoustic music festival Matera Intermedia in Matera, Italy for the work “Helena”.
2014: First prize on the “7th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music Composition, Category Acousmatic, of The Foundation Destellos” (Argentina) for the work “Helena“.
2014: Finalist at the “Electro-acoustic music” section of the international composition competition “Città di Udine” – Tenth Edition (2014) – TEM, (Italy) for the composition “Helena“.
2014: Special mention at the “8th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses 2014” of Musiques & Recherches for the piece “Helena“.
2012: Nominated on the “5th International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual-music” of the Foundation Destellos in Buenos Aeres, Argentinië for his work “INERT”.
2010: Finalist at the “8th International competition for Composers “Città di Udine” – Tenth Edition (2014) – TEM” in Italy for the work “Hooks”.
2010: Special mention at the “6th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses 2014” of Musiques & Recherches for the piece “Hooks”.
2005: Third prize at the “5th International Computer Music Competition, Pierre Schaeffer 2005” in Italy for the piece “Decyclage”.
2005: Composition commission by the Flemish Community provided by Logos Foundation in Ghent.
2004: Nomination in the category of multimedia on the “31ème Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustique” at Bourges (France) for the music of the dance performance “roest”, a production of VZW Kwaadbloed.