Harold Schellinx

Harold Schellinx

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Independent artist, musician, writer and researcher. He was a member of several post-punk bands in the Amsterdam of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and belonged to the Dutch ‘Ultra’ movement (the dutch version of ‘post-punk experimental pop music’). He was co-founder, editor and London correspondent of the dutch modern music magazine ‘Vinyl’, while pursuing a range of musical projects in Holland, Belgium and the UK: collaboration with German singer Dagmar Krause (Slapp Happy/Henry Cow), with Peter Mertens and with Ronald Heiloo.
Schellinx studied formal music and computer assisted composition with Gotfried Michael Koenig at the Institute of Sonology (Utrecht University), and mathematics and its foundations at the University of Amsterdam (PhD 1994).
Since 2000 his musical work has been based increasingly on his ‘sonic diary’, an audio cassette archive of monophonic recordings made of his (and others’) everyday activities, always with a lapel microphone and a dictaphone walkman.
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