Machinefabriek

Real Name:
Rutger Zuydervelt
Profile:
Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. His music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. The music can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals its depth upon closer listening. The devil is in the details.

Zuydervelt was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Rotterdam. He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released cd-rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, with great critical acclaim. Since than, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Type, Important, 12K, Entr'acte, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Staalplaat and Edition Wandelweiser. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Zuydervelt collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Steinbrüchel, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Gonçalo Almeida, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis, Stephen Vitiello, Michel Banabila, Dirk Serries and Dead Neanderthals, amongst many others.

Experimental film makers like Makino Takashi, Mike Hoolboom, and the late Paul Clipson had films scored by Rutger Zuydervelt. He also composed soundtracks for various documentaries, such as Sol LeWitt (Chris Teerink, 2014), The Red Soul (Jessica Gorter, 2017), Het Voorval; Armando en de Mythe (Roelof Jan Minneboo, Sjors Swierstra, 2018) and the VPRO series Sahara (Bram Vermeulen, 2018).

Besides films, Zuydervelt also composes music for dance pieces, like Alix Eynaudi & Kris Verdonck's (EXIT), Alexander Whitley (The Measures Taken and Beheld), and Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer (As Much As It Is Worth and Engel). He also worked on multiple pieces by Spanish/Dutch choreographer Iván Pérez, the most recent being BECOMING, which features Zuydervelt performing the music live on stage.

Then there's Zuydervelt's installation work, in which the dialogue with the environment plays an important role. He did projects for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NAi (Dutch Architecture Institute), the new Armando Museum MOA, Sounds Like Audio Art in Saskatoon (Canada), the Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netwerk in Aalst (Belgium) and children's museum Villa Zebra in Rotterdam.

There's a first time for everything, and in 2016 Zuydervelt started working on his first video game score, for the hugely successful American sci-fi adventure Astroneer, launched as beta-version in December that year, with the full version out in February 2019.
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none Machinefabriek — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Machinefabriek(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
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AMNCD046 Deviaties — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek and Fever Spoor Machinefabriek and Fever Spoor - Deviaties(CDr) Anima Mal Nata AMNCD046 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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none Pieperboer — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Pieperboer(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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LAMP005 Marijn — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Marijn (Album) Lampse LAMP005 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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none Kruimeldief  (Machinefabriek Remixed) — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Kruimeldief (Machinefabriek Remixed) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
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none Fabriek + Fabriek — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek + Leo Fabriek Machinefabriek + Leo Fabriek - Fabriek + Fabriek (Album) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
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LP014 Gareth Hardwick & Machinefabriek — Machinefabriek Gareth Hardwick & Machinefabriek Gareth Hardwick & Machinefabriek - Gareth Hardwick & Machinefabriek(LP, Ltd) Low Point LP014 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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[one031] Stuip / Staar — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Stuip / Staar(2xFile, MP3, 192) One [one031] US 2007
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BWR003 Ranonkel — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Ranonkel (Album) Burning World Records BWR003 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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SRA011 Vloed — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Vloed (Album) Sentient Recognition Archive SRA011 US 2008 Sell This Version
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none Music For Intermittent Movements — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Music For Intermittent Movements (Album) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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MAV059 Mort Aux Vaches — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Mort Aux Vaches (Album) Mort Aux Vaches MAV059 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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Morc 51 Drawn — Machinefabriek Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek - Drawn (MiniAlbum, Album) Digitalis Recordings Morc 51 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
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Onomatopee 016 Piiptsjilling — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek & Jan Kleefstra Machinefabriek & Jan Kleefstra - Piiptsjilling(CD, Album) Onomatopee Onomatopee 016 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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12K1048 Box Music — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek + Stephen Vitiello Machinefabriek + Stephen Vitiello - Box Music(CD, Album) 12k 12K1048 US 2008 Sell This Version
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none Tapes Of The Day — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Tapes Of The Day(CDr) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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LP019 Oahu — Machinefabriek Freiband & Machinefabriek Freiband & Machinefabriek - Oahu(CD, Album, Ltd) Low Point LP019 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none Stukjes — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Stukjes(CDr, Mini, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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Dekorder 029 Dauw — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Dauw(CD, Album) Dekorder Dekorder 029 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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FB012 Blank Grey Canvas Sky — Machinefabriek Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek - Blank Grey Canvas Sky (Album) Fang Bomb FB012 Sweden 2009 Sell This Version
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none Ghost Lanes — Machinefabriek Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek - Ghost Lanes (Album) Not On Label (Gareth Davis Self-released), Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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none Shuffle — Machinefabriek Machinefabriek Shuffle(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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none Redrawn (Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek Remixed And Covered) — Machinefabriek Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek - Redrawn (Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek Remixed And Covered)(CD, Album) Not On Label (Soccer Committee Self-released), Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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LP031 Glisten — Machinefabriek Tim Catlin & Machinefabriek Tim Catlin & Machinefabriek - Glisten(CD, Album) Low Point LP031 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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KP 3034 Pulses & Places — Machinefabriek Andrea Belfi & Machinefabriek Andrea Belfi & Machinefabriek - Pulses & Places(CD, Album) Korm Plastics KP 3034 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version