AFS 2024 Speakers

Jelle Dierickx

Director of the Festival of Flanders Mechelen/Kempen

Speaker – Plenary session and Keynote "Don't hear up: Frau Luna’s Deep Listening" on Monday, 13 May 2024 | 10.00 

Jelle Dierickx holds a doctorate in arts (musicology). From 2000 to 2006, he was a research assistant at Ghent University. More specifically at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (Department of Musicology).

He is currently director and artistic director of the Festival of Flanders Mechelen/Kempen. In this position, he is responsible for the spring festival Lunalia in Mechelen and the autumn festival Musica Divina in the Kempen region.

He created more than 30 festivals in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Poland. Among others, the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, the Ghent Festival of Flanders and Concentus Moraviae. He has also organised various symposia, artistic projects and workshops.

In addition, he is active as a writer under his own name and under pseudonyms. He has published more than fifty texts and three books. The subjects are mostly related to music, poetry and multimedia. Accordingly, he also gave several lectures in Europe and North America.

Picture: Jiri Sláma

Jelle Dierickx