Neyrinck Frederik

Frederik Neyrinck (1985*) studied composition with Jan van Landeghem and piano with Piet Kuijken at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. He continued his compositional studies in Stuttgart with Marco Stroppa.

He has cooperated with ensembles such as Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, Latvian Radio Choir, JACK Quartet, Nadar Ensemble, I Solisti del Vento, Prometheus Ensemble, and soloists such as Seraphine Stragier, Jenny Spanoghe, and Andrew Blackburn. He is the cofounder of Belgian new music Odysseia Ensemble, as well as member of Plan Libre, a performance based on the ideas of Le Corbusier.

Frank Neyrinck teaches music in Menen and Roeselare.


Contr’action II for instrumental ensemble (2009)

The main idea of the work is to explore the balance between contraction and contrast. The different tempi are contrasted and gradually contracted to one “main tempo” (crotchet = 92), which is to be found at the end of the work. The biggest tempo contrasts happen at the beginning of the work, but the absolute duration of a passage in one tempo is quite long. As the work progresses, the tempo contrasts become smaller, but the individual units also become shorter. This creates a growing intensity and excitement as the composition unfolds.

Aside from the use of the tempi, the work is also divided into five “sections.” The use of articulation and pitch material in any one section is largely the same. This gives each section its own identity, which contrasts greatly with that of the other sections, regardless of the tempo changes.

Soft, unclear passages dominate the piece. The intuitive search for a rich diversity of soft, indefinite sounds and colours was one of the most important aspects in the composition of Contr’action II.

The work’s first performance took place in Antwerp in 2009. The first Polish performance will take place in Wrocław during the 2014 World Music Days.


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Thursday November 20th, 2014 -

Radio retransmission

Polish Radio 2 will broadcast a retransmission of New Music Orchestra concert.
Thursday November 13th, 2014 -

Radio retransmission

Polish Radio 2 will broadcast a retransmission of Camerata Silesia concert.
Wednesday October 15th, 2014 -

Partner: Castorama

Festival Office of ISCM World Music Days 2014 would like to thank Castorama firm.
Monday October 13th, 2014 -

ISCM Young Composer Award – results

Today, at the final concert of the ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, Poland, the winner of the 2014 ISCM Young Composer Award (supported by Music on Main) was announced.
Friday October 10th, 2014 -

PR2 logo

We would like to inform that logo of Dwójka Polish Radio placed on festival adverts was presented in a different version.
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 -

Changes in the program of concert “Strings +” (9.10)

Please check details in the program.
Monday September 29th, 2014 -


Monopol Hotel
Monday September 15th, 2014 -

Prix Annelie de Man

May 26 – 30th 2015, Orgelpark Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday August 21st, 2014 -

Young Composers Award

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is pleased to announce that distinguished composers Tomoko Fukui (Japan), Javier Hagen (Switzerland), and Eva Lopszyc (Argentina) have been chosen to serve as the international jury for the 2014 Young Composers Award which is to be held as part of the ISCM World Music Days in Wroclaw, Poland this coming October.
Tuesday July 8th, 2014 -


ISCM World Music Days 2014 is now looking for volunteers.
Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 -

Slovenia Calls for works

ISCM World Music Days 2015 kindly invites composers to submit scores, projects or installations. Festival takes place in Slovenia from 26 September to 1 October 2015.
Monday June 9th, 2014 -

Call for projects

During your annual meeting in Wrocław on the 6th October we have scheduled a joint session Forum of future projects together with IAMIC.We would be very interested in hearing about your future projects, activities and programs. Please consider presenting to us any projects you may be planning and you would like to share with others.
Wednesday June 4th, 2014 -

The meeting with Eötvös

The day before the start of the festival there will be held a meeting with the composer Peter Eötvös.
Thursday May 29th, 2014 -

Qualifying Review resolved

We are pleased to inform you that the Qualifying Review for musical bands composing at schools and at out-of-school institutes has been resolved.
Sunday May 25th, 2014 -

International Music Day

The Festival will begin with the celebration of International Music Day. From 3rd to 6th of October we will present the most exciting young bands that compose at schools and at community centres of Wrocław. The repertoire will consist only of the new music composed during the last three years.
Sunday May 25th, 2014 -

Write review, make a movie

There are two contests organized within ISCM World Music Days 2014. The musical event review contest, and the film proving that music is everywhere contest.
Sunday May 18th, 2014 -

New ISCM WMD 2014 Website

Welcome to the new website of the ISCM World Music Days 2014 festival. We would like to inform our guests and delegates that the registration process is already active. Register!