Kristoffer Zegers (1970)

Kristoffer Zegers was born December 27th 1973 in Breda, Holland. In 1992 he started his study composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. There he studied composition of music with Gilius van Bergeijk, Jan Boerman, Clarence Barlow, Didrik Wagenaar, Martijn Padding and Louis Andriessen.

Zegers writes chamber music, and solo pieces, but his speciality is electronic music, especially for tape, orchestra or both of them. In 2002/2003 Zegers built his own electronic studio and also started teaching young students how to generate musical shapes and forms/soundscapes with computer programs in Brabant (south of Holland). In 2002 he wrote a piece for 4 saxophones, named Venlafaxine, which tells the listener about the feeling you get when you take an antidepresivum which makes the mind insane, a kind of 'collapse' of the brains. This year, Zegers wrote Horologium Oscilatorium, a piece about counterpoint, fast rhythms, tonal structures and mixing voices for "De Ereprijs" Ensemble. The last piece he wrote is a quartet for 4 trumpets and tells about birds’s songs. Birds’s songs merge into an electronic tape. This tape is also made of electronic trumpet sounds. Zegers is now working on another project, called Natte Oren, for Music Lab Brabant. For that project, Zegers is asked to generate a kind of musical circus with different toys that can generate sounds.

Zegers’s music is played all over the Netherlands and his music is heard on national and international radio (USA, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Norway, etc...). In 2001 Zegers gave masterclasses at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Kristoffer Zegers's works in Quasar's repertoire

Electroshocks (2003)
for eight saxophones (SSAATTBB) and tape

Quasar's Next Concerts

November 22, 2019 - 7:30PM
Salle Bourgie, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal , Montréal
December 6, 2019 - 5:00PM
Music Multimedia Room, École de Musique Schulich, Université McGill , Montréal
January 23, 2020 - 8:00PM
Espace Aline-Letendre, Église du Gesù , Montréal