Arne Deforce (°1962) studied contemporary music, cello and chamber music at the Ghent and Brussels Conservatories. He is renowned for his performances of contemporary and experimental music. His repertoire is focused mainly on solo and chamber music.
As a musician and researcher, Deforce is fascinated by how, at the intersection between music, art, science and technology, new concepts and relationships in music can be developed between the instrument, musical gesture and electronics. Deforce improvises with live-electronics and in mixed media performances. He also developed projects with the Centre Henri Pousseur, Ircam and Gram. His artistic questioning of acquired attitudes toward listening has inspired many composers, including Richard Barrett, Luc Brewaeys, Kee-Yong Chong and Alvin Curran, to collaborate or to write original works for him.
Furthermore, Deforce also gives lecture performances and lectures music history and chamber music at the Conservatory in Bruges.