Tuur Florizoone

 


Tuur Florizoone (1978) has had classical piano lessons and studied jazz piano and composition at the conservatory. He gained some of his practical experience in Brazil, such as at the workshops of the great percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, and by accompanying circus, dance and theatre shows. He collaborated with heavyweights from the worlds of jazz (Philip Catherine, Garrett List), pop music (Stijn Meuris, Thé Lau), classical music (Claron McFadden, the Brussels Philharmonic) and the folk and world music scene (Luka Bloom, Carlos Nu?es). As an improviser, he?s at his best in open situations with a lot of freedom and interaction, like in the group Tricycle, the collective trio Massot/Florizoone/Horbaczewski, and in a duo with diatonic accordionist Didier Laloy. He demonstrated his control of mastery of mood and atmosphere, based on simple, directly appealing material, in film soundtracks such as Les Amours des Moules and Aanrijding in Moscou. In 2008, during the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards, the public were completely enamoured with his passionate score for the Flemish film ?Aanrijding in Moscou? (?Neulich im Belgien?). The soundtrack?s international success leads us to believe that Tuur is well on his way to becoming Belgians own Yann Tiersen.