As a Belgian percussionist and performer, Wim Pelgrims (°1995) has a tremendous passion and energy when it comes to contemporary-classical and experimental music. His roots as a professional musician are to be found at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he was a student of percussionist Wim Konink. This city is still his main base throughout his career as a freelance percussionist.

Through his personal projects, he discovered his role as a creator and curator. His focus is mainly on creating a bridge between the boundaries of diverse styles of music and art, and initiating an immersive performance-experience.

In 2017 he founded Nemø ensemble, of which he has to this day the artistical lead. This ensemble is the first embodiment of his love of interaction and an allround experience in music, to which a playful approach to light, space and movement is the core.

His more playful artistic vision finds an outlet in duo Goggles, which he founded in 2020 together with Esther-Elisabeth Rispens. In this ensemble, he interweaves in an airy, energetic way the theatricality of telling a story with a bubbly, contemporary-musical character.

In the meantime, Wim is also working solo within the frame of BOLSTER[bubbels], in which he creates his personal, abstract vision on contemporary classical music within a monochrome ambient, post-instrumentalist feel. Besides solo performances he also curates as BOLSTER[events] and is working on a piece called VLINDERS?ZEEKOMKOMMER, which will be an interactive journey for performer and audience.

Photo: Thomas Ost & Laura Van Snick



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