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Fractales is a music ensemble dedicated to contemporary music based in Brussels. Founded in 2012, the ensemble is born from the desire to promote and explore new repertoires. Specialised in performing contemporary chamber music without conductor, Fractales has been mentored by Ictus, Ensemble Recherche and Klangforum Wien.

At first attracted by spectral music,
Fractales has enlarge his repertory to explore the different styles of modern music : saturationism, concrete music, electronic music, new complexity, minimalism... Fractales is also supporting the international contemporary avant-guarde, working regularly with young composers. In this effort, the residency program BE Connect has been launched in 2017 by the ensemble. This annual residency is meant to bring composers from different countries of europe to meet around the ensemble, have the opportunity to experiment with the musicians in the middle of the creative process, and create new international artistic connections.

Young emerging ensemble of the European scene, Fractales has already performed many times : Les nuits du beau tas, festival Europart, festival Batard, La semaine du son 2018 et 2019, Belgium music Days, Week of the Contemporary Music, Piknik Music, Studio Spatial, SMOG, festival Loop 5, 8, 10 and 11 in Belgium ; Summer of Sounds, Schoenberg Centre, festival ISA
14, 16, 18 and 19, Impuls 2015 in Austria ; Turner Sims Concert Hall in England ; 48th IMD Darmstadt in Germany ; 15th and 17th Festival Afekt in Estonia ; Contrapunkt Saint-Gallen in Switzerland ; Festival DME in Portugal ; Festival Ikebana in Spain ; 64th Biennale of Venice, 56th Festival Nuova Consonanza, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi and Academia Belgica in Italy; De Link Nieuwe MuziekTilliander, Concertgebouw Eindhoven, Wilhelm Twee Den Bosch in Netherland; festival Remusik in Russia...

The ensemble live performance recordings have already been broadcasted internationally :  Musiq3, Klassikaraadio, ABC classic FM, DR.DK, RTE, PolskieRadio, Oe1Orf, Yle radio 1, Hangtar radio, tvr-hét, Kulturradio rbb, Hrt radio, RTS espace 2, NRK, Wfmt 98.7, SverigSRadio, RTVSLO, Deconcertzender, France Musique...

Fractales was awarded twice the "Just Composed!" interpretation prize by Vienna University of Music and Arts  in 2014 and 2018 for the best performance of a premiere, the prize of the jury and prize of the public at the Whilhelm Twee Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Vocatio fundation prize and was selected for festival ProPulse 2018. 


Fractales was the ensemble in residency at the Forum des Compositeurs for season 17-18. Fractales is supported and recognized by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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