Matthee de Bruin (1988) is a Dutch sound artist, composer and sound researcher.

De Bruin majored in Composition for Electronic Music at the faculty of Music & Technology at the University of the Arts Utrecht. During his education De Bruin interned at Dutch born, Copenhagen based sound artist and composer Zeno van den Broek. Working there he helped realising the sound installation Panauditum. While in university De Bruin composed for the Wave Field Synthesis system of Game Of Life in The Hague.

Matthee de Bruin is involved as researcher and designer for Positive Sound. Positive Sound researches, advises and designs soundscapes fitting within the context for public and semi-public space.

From 2015 to 2016 Matthee de Bruin participated as core member in the international art collective KLICK with various award winning artists. Underlining the twinning of Oxford and Leiden the group held various exhibitions in both cities over the course of the year leading up to the 75th anniversary of the historic city link.

Since 2012 De Bruin is active as lead guitarist, composer and producer for noise-rock outfit The Hounds. As a duo they push past conventional expectations emphasising sound and performance. The Hounds has released two cassette tapes which also can be found on Spotify and has played in venues as Paradiso, Gebr. Nobel and the now defunct underground charm Sub071.


º1988, Leiderdorp, NL


2014 - 2018
Music & Technology
HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht, NL

2009 - 2012
Performing Musician
NPAC, Dutch Pop Academy, NL

2008 - 2009
BA Cultural Anthropology
University of Amsterdam, NL


2018 - present
Sound Researcher
Positive Sound, Utrecht, NL

2018 - present
Sound Artist
Studio Matthee de Bruin, Leiden, NL

October 2016 - January 2017
Intern, Studio Assistant, Programmer
Zeno van den Broek, Copenhagen, DK

2015 - 2016
Core Member, Sound Artist, Composer
KLICK art collective, Leiden, NL - Oxford, UK

December 2013 - March 2014
Artistic Research Tokyo
Tokyo, JP

2012 - present
Producer, Arranger, Guitarist
The Hounds, garage/noise-rock band

2007 - 2012
Bassist, Arranger, Songwriter
Playyard, hard-rock/nu-metal band


2016 Erasmus+ study abroad

CONCERTS (selection)

2019 Silence Concert, Siltecentrum, Utrecht, NL
2018 towards_Silence, IRCAM workshop, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, NL
2018 ZWEVING, with HKU, E-live, Nicolaïkerk, Utrecht, NL
2017 with The Hounds, VanOnderen, Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
2016 with The Hounds, Winterfest, HPC, Den Haag, NL
2015 with The Hounds, Cassette release, Gebr. Nobel, Leiden, NL
2013 with The Hounds, Cassette release, SUB071, Leiden, NL
2012 with Playyard, Westerpop, Delft, NL
2008 with Playyard, Emergenza, Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2018 BLACK_CIRCLE, BYOB, De Chinastraat, Gent, BE
2018 BLACK_CIRCLE, BYOB, Nicolaïkerk, Utrecht, NL
2017 GUITAR_PULSE, with HKU, Test HKU, Het Nutshuis, Den Haag, NL
2016 UNTITLED_FOR, with KLICK, Blue Fades Into The Invisible, OVADA, Oxford, UK
2016 GUITAR_PULSE, with KLICK, Art Kitchen, Old School, Leiden, NL
2016 TRACKS, with KLICK, Artweeks, Fusion, Oxford, UK
2016 TRACKS, with KLICK, Sense of Place, City Hall, Leiden, NL
2015 LIGHTS OF SOUND, with KLICK, KLICK, Freud, Oxford, UK