LANDER GYSELINCK (° 1987)
Lander Gyselinck has transformed from an emerging young talent to an established and respected name on the Belgian music scene in a relatively short space of time. He derives his inspiration, not only behind the drums but also as a composer for his own bands LABtrio and STUFF., from contemporary electronic music and improvised music. His inventive and exploratory drumming style has accorded him a broad and individual sound palette that is appreciated by a wide range of musical fields. This means he thrives in very diverse artistic environments ranging from jazz, pop, studio, contemporary electronics to experimental improvised music. His creative curiosity is a driving force in many of the projects he’s involved with such as LABtrio, STUFF., BeraadGeslagen, Flamer, Sinister Sister, Kris Defoort Trio, Michel Portal New Quintet, KnownAlone… In 2010 he won the Toots Thielemans Jazz Award and in 2012 he received the SABAM Youth and Music Award at the Ghent Jazz Festival. In 2013 he studied in New York at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary music. In 2016 he received ‘De Vlaamse Cultuurprize from the Flemish government and he was awarded ‘MIA Best Musician’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the Music Industry Awards. Currently he’s living in Ghent working on a Phd in Arts at the School of Arts about the influences of the rhythmic vocabulary of dance and hiphop on improvisation.