Bart de Vrees (b. 1974) studied composition and (classical) percussion at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2001, he finished upper secondary studies in percussion and in 2007, he finished his composition studies. Being a percussionist, composer, improviser and performer, de Vrees holds a unique position within the Dutch cultural field, working with both traditional (acoustic) instruments/voices and with new media such as electronics and video. His work is a constant search to integrate or de-integrate music, words, movement, theatre, visual arts and new media.