Amel (Belgium), 1957

Ingrid Drese first studied piano, chamber music, music history, and music analysis, before signing up for the electroacoustic composition program at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium), then for the same program at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium), in Annette Vande Gorne’s classroom, where she finished with a Prix supérieur in 1998.

She helped develop and implement a cursus in Acousmatic Music Composition (1996) at Académie de musique de Soignies (Belgium) and taught acousmatics (Traité des objets musicaux et perception) at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in 2004-2005.

Although she focuses her composition work on concert music, she also likes to collaborate on stage projects, films, and music videos. Several major institutions have commissioned works from her, including Ina-GRM (Paris, France) and Musiques & Recherches (Ohain, Belgium).

Her works have been programmed in Belgian and foreign festivals, and have won several competitions: Electroacoustic Composition Award, Royal Academy of Belgium (1997); Noroit-Léonce Petitot International Award (Arras, France, 1998); Métamorphoses Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition (Brussels, Belgium, 2000).

Invited by the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Marseille (GMEM, France), she also took part to a Québec-Belgium exchange program in 1996, the Futura festival in Crest (France) in August 2001, the Rien à voir (11) festival in Montréal (Québec) in April 2002, and the Ars Musica festival in Brussels (Belgium) in April 2008.

She also teaches piano.

Since 2011, Ingrid Drese is teaching acousmatic composition at the Conservatoire royal de Mons / Arts2 (Royal Conservatory of Mons / Arts2).

[English translation: François Couture, ii-14]