Bart Vandewege's versatility as a musician is the result of his studies both of musical theory (harmony, counterpoint, composition) and of singing, flute and piano in Belgian conservatories. Bart's musical exploration led him to specialize in early music, contemporary music and jazz.
Earlier in his academic career, he had also studied visual arts and creative writing, both disciplines serving as synaesthetic inspiration for his musical compositions for theatre, cinema and dance.
Bart mainly composes for the theatre, cinema and dance performances commissioned by a wide variety of European theatre companies and filmmakers including Belgian TV (VRT), Les Ballets C de la B and the Ars Animación Group España-México.
His compositions show a clear inclination towards the counterpoint of the Flemish polyphony of the 16th Century but applied to modern sound language, with the development of the pieces being based on layer upon layer of horizontal lines. His multifaceted ability means that his style can be adapted depending on the needs of the project and the person commissioning it, but his melodies-within-melodies, as they are often called by non-musicians, are very much his own.
Up to 2004, Bart was in charge of programming at Radio 3 / Klara (VRT, Brussels) and is still very active in producing musical recordings, his production of previously unrecorded works by Mauricio Kagel and Cristóbal Halffter being of particular note.
His diversity as a musician is an undeniable advantage when it comes to artistic supervision of recordings, as Bart aims to get the best out of the performers, allowing them compete freedom of expression while keeping to a strict schedule.