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Artwork for Improv Meditation

Matthee de Bruin is a sound artist. His work comes to life where installations, instrument development and composition meet.

Placing sound in the room like an object, De Bruin uses silence to create space, underlined by a minimalist aesthetic. His music requires to be present and listen with focus.


º1988, Leiderdorp, NL

Leiden, NL


2018 - present
Musician, Sound Artist, Podcaster
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


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

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


2016 Erasmus+ study abroad

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

CONCERTS (selection)

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