Alec De Bruyn is a musician, composer and sound designer from Antwerp. He spreads his different interests over several projects, working in bands as a musician and performer, as a composer for theater, and as a sound designer for film and audiovisual projects. These separate functions usually overlap. He released several albums with Undskyld, made a first production with Young Brides in 2020, and is pre-producing the first tracks of new project The Payola Kid. He often works with theater groups Zonzo Compagnie, ROESTgroep, kunstZ and Rataplan, and with filmmakers Adams Mensah, Tom Viaene and Mario Leko.
Young Brides moves between jazz, soundscape and rock in a narrative video installation with changing scenography.
The music was composed by Alec De Bruyn for a theater piece and performed live behind a mesh of projections. The experience as a hidden player led to a new investigation: what is so intriguing about a hidden musician? At the same time, what are the shortcomings of visuals at a concert? Can we use theatrical techniques, such as scenographic changes, for a more active experience? The whole is now being reworked with musicians Menno Buggenhout, Loesje Maieu and Reindert Swaegers, with changing scenographic elements by Amber De Saeger and projections of video work by Mario Leko in collaboration with visual artists Imge and Sine Özbilge. As a group of diverse makers in various disciplines, we work towards a dynamic whole, where all aspects interact.