Yvan Vander Sanden was born in Neerpelt, Limburg. After completing his music theory training with Kurt Bikkembergs at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven in 1996, Vander Sanden immersed himself in computer science for eight years and started working as a teacher of music, aesthetics and ICT at various secondary schools throughout Belgium. In 2004 he started studying composition with Godfried Willem-Raes at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. Yves Vander Sanden has a background in the field of contemporary choral music, both as a singer and as a conductor. From 2001 to 2010 he led the Vocaal Ensemble Markant, a Leuven choir that performs both contemporary compositions and Renaissance music. Nevertheless, his artistic career mainly focuses on developing electronic and computer-generated music projects.
Photo: Katrijn De Waele
Developer and artist Yvan Vander Sanden continues his residency, supported by C-TAKT. Under the name ‘Interact’ he develops an open source environment for interactive audio art. Within a WiFi network on which an interact server is active, clients (smartphones, tablets, IOT devices, …) automatically make contact with the interact server. This server makes it possible to define interaction models that are sent to clients. The relationship between these models can also be recorded.