Timo van Luijk, born in Finland (1967) and living in the Belgian countryside is an autodidact sound instrumentalist / improvising composer, photographer and printmaker.
Started in the mid 80’s with sound improvisation and experimental music. Formed, together with Geert Feytons, the audio-visual experimental music collective Noise-Maker’s Fifes in 1989 using selfmade instruments and field recordings to create complex, surreal audio-visual live happenings, including dance, projected sound and video installations.
Solo music project – Af Ursin – since 1990. Hand-played improvisations conducted by an attraction to intimate and hermetic atmospheres, psychedelic and mystique spaces, wear of sound and silence. Music is recorded and produced in the ‘Kulta Saha’ home studio and since 2001 published on LP format through the private ‘La Scie Dorée’ imprint. Album sleeves are self designed mostly using own visuals. Occasional commissioned works as music/sound composer for dance, theatre, film and other art events. Frequent collaborations with ao Andrew Chalk (Elodie, Mirror), Christoph Heemann (In Camera, Mirror), Raymond Dijkstra (Asra), Frederik Croene, Kris Vanderstraeten, Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä) and member of the group Onde, formed together with Greg Jacobs and Marc Wroblewski (both from Noise Maker’s Fifes)
The photography, collage and print works radiate a dismal mood with reflections of pictoralism, symbolism and surrealism. An appearing constant in all work is a profound attraction to an irrational, organic and delicate stilled world observed through antique lenses, a fin de siècle aura faded through erosion of time.
Runs Metaphon founded in 2007, a concert organisation (till 2012) and record label releasing archive works of experimental music composers and sound artists like Michael Ranta, Arsène Souffriau, Baudouin Oosterlynck,…
Er streichelt, immer noch
Es färbt färbt seine Farbe
Ins Klingen versetzt
Der Klang einer STERN-HARFE
Etwas heultrollttollt so deutlich südlich
Rührt das Licht
Uralte Glocken locken
Gong ping gong tsching
Im Wind Canale Grande
Der Welt Lyrische
(A.W. September 2010)