Michiel De Malsche (° 1982 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium) began his musical career at the Music Academy of Sint-Niklaas, where he studied piano and singing. After studying at the Antwerp based music high school and the Conservatory of Rotterdam, he ended up in the Conservatory of Ghent, where he obtained a master’s degree in music composition. Among his teachers were Dirk Brosse and Frank Nuyts.
His works have been performed by ‘I Solisti del Vento', 'The Brussels Philharmonic’ (conducted by Filip Rathé), ‘The Flemish Sinfonietta’ (conducted by Raf De keninck), ‘The Ghent University Orchestra’ (conducted by Steven Decraene), ‘The Thelema Trio’, ‘The symphonic orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Ghent’ (conducted by Michel Tilkin), ‘The Wind Orchestra of the Royal conservatory of Ghent’ (conducted by Dirk Brossé), ‘The Symphonic orchestra of the Academy of Sint-Niklaas’ (conducted by Kris Matthijnssens), ‘Niko Symphonic Band’ (conducted by Tom D ' Joos), Adilia Yip, Florian Peelman, Romek Maniewski, etc.
As a composer, musician and producer he explored a very wide range of music genres, going from contemporary classical symphonic music to experimental jazz and electronic music. He wrote more than 10 works for large symphony orchestra, made more than 20 soundtracks for movies, theater and dance performances (Production Rotterdam / Das Oldenburgisches Stadstheater/ Het Zuidelijk Toneel/ Het Paleis/ The Kopergietery/ Fabuleus, etc. .), worked on all kinds of art projects (MARTa Herford / Nezaket Ekici / ...), etc. He is also active as a music programmer and founding member of Art Center ‘Bleek’ and specializes in cross-disciplinary projects with a social and artistic impact.
As a musician/ arranger he has collaborated with artists such as Fabrizio Cassol, Brussels Philharmonic, DJ Grazzhoppa, A / T / O / S (Deep Medi), Mala (DMZ), The Loners, Hantrax, Blackie & The Oohoos, Capsule, the ‘Ragazze string 4-tet’, Bert Dockx, Vincent Brijs, Andrew Claes Truenoys, Hypnoskull (Ant-Zen), La Bastide and many others.
His repertoire - (anno 2016) - now contains over 50 titles and includes, among others, a non religeous requiem (45min), a symphonic poem with five soloists ( 'In Progress' -a symphonic poem about life- 40min), a large symphonic work accompanied breakbeats, three symphonic fantasies, two fantasies for concert band, two works for chamber orchestra, a work for chamber orchestra and three sopranos, a suite for solo marimba, a violin sonata, a trio for percussion and clarinet , work for marimba and string trio, a duo for marimba and trombone, works for piano, baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, solo work for piano, a cycle of 15 bagatelles for solo cello, etc. In 2014 he wrote a completely new soundtrack for the legendary film "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens' (1922) by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
LIST OF PROJECTS:
‘In Progress’ –a symphonic poem about life- (Symphonic Orchestra feat. EWI, Electric Guitar, Voice, Analoge Synths & Saxophone)
‘SAMHAIN’ (Piece for 250 musicians: symhonic band/ Youth Choir/ Gregorian Choir/ Percussion-Ensemble/ Church Organ/ Drumband)
'XY populate' (Silent movie by Rachid Laachir, music by Michiel De Malsche)
'The Source' (Silent short movie by Rachid Laachir abd Michiel De Malsche + live chamber orchestra piece)
'Expulsion Propeller 1.1': 'Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens' (New Live Soundtrack for the famous silent movie, feat. Romek Maniewski, Bert Dockx and Han Swolfs
'Expulsion Propeller 1.2: Composition for String 4-tet, Solina String Machine, Moog Phatty, Fender Rhodes, Nord Lead and piano + heavy beats. Feat. Bram Weijters/ Romek Manieuwski/ Katelijne Vinkeroye/ Hannelore De Vuyst/ Jasmien Van Hauthem/ Patrick Stevens (Hypnoskull)
‘The Great Jesus Comeback Event’ (Avant Garde Oratorium, original music & direction feat. Hypnoskull, Andrew Claes & many others)
‘Lost On Planet Guso’ (Symphonic Orchestra, Tape & Nord Electro)
'Zoo doen ze de dingen' (Dance: Het Paleis & Fabuleus, original music)
'Zes' (Performance/Theatre by R. Laachir, original music)