Gerrit Nulens


Percussion player

Gerrit Nulens was born in 1972. He studied classical percussion with Robert Van Sice at the Rotterdam Conservatory where he obtained a Master Degree. He is a laureate of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for the interpretation of Contemporary Music (Darmstadt). Besides being a regular member of Ictus he worked with Champ d’Action, Spectra, Ensemble Musikfabrik and the London Philharmonia Orchestra. As a soloist he premiered works by James Wood, François Sarhan and Robyn Schulkowski. Under the label PME he is publishing contemporary music with an emphasis on music with/for percussion. His specialisation in drum-set, improvisation and the integration of new media in live-performance has led to performances in various interdisciplinary contexts.

Gerrit Nulens est né en 1972. Il a étudié avec Robert Van Sice au Conservatoire de Rotterdam où il a obtenu un Master Degree. Il est lauréat du prix Kranichsteiner du Festival de Darmstadt. Membre permanent d'Ictus, il a également collaboré avec les ensembles Champ d'Action, Spectra, Prometheus, le Bureau des Arts et l'orchestre londonien Philharmonia Orchestra. En qualité de soliste, il a créé des oeuvres de James Wood et de Robyn Schulkowski. Il dirige la maison d'édition PME, spécialisée en musique contemporaine, avec un accent sur le répertoire pour percussion.

Projects tagged with [Gerrit Nulens]

DRUMMING with Rosas

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music by Steve Reich

13 events & 1 audiofragment

George Antheil : Ballet mécanique zelfverklaarde Bad Boy of Music uit het begin van de XXstye eeuw brengt Ictus het futuristische Ballet Mécanique.

This Is Not A Pop Song (II)

Edition II : Fafchamps, Reiter, Aperghis, Bauer/Peck, Schubert, De La Fuente

2 events & 1 article

Dada Solfège

A Dada / Futurist event in "Auditorium des Musées", Strasbourg

1 event

Michael Levinas : La Métamorphose (opera)

La Métamorphose, opera by Michaël Levinas, based on Franz Kafka, preceded by Je, Tu, Il, a prologue from Valère Novarina

4 articles & 1 audiofragment

An Index of Metals (Fausto Romitelli, Paolo Pachini)

Totally kult

6 events, 5 articles & 1 audiofragment

Rain (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)

Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, music by Steve Reich

12 events, 3 articles & 1 audiofragment

SOLDAT (Stravinsky | Aperghis)

Igor Stravinsky : L'Histoire du Soldat   |   Georges Aperghis : Le Soldat Inconnu

7 events


a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, 3 soloists and electronics

2 articles & 1 audiofragment

Wagner Dream

Opera by Jonathan Harvey and Jean-Claude Carrière, staged by Pierre Audi

3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Laborintus II (with Mike Patton)

Laborintus II with parts for narrator, 3 female voices, 8 actors, 17 musicians and tape | Recorded live at the Holland Festival, 2010

1 audiofragment


François Sarhan's pop evening

3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Music for Eighteen Musicians

Music for Eighteen Musicians van Steve Reich : een monument uit de tweede helft van vorige eeuw.

1 audiofragment

Kraft (2000)

Magnus Lindberg : KRAFT for orchestra and ensemble of soloists

1 audiofragment

Riccardo Nova : Drones (2001)

Carnatic rhythms and electric orkestra

1 audiofragment

Waits | Weill

T. Waits : songs from The Black Rider & Frank’s Wild Years | K. Weill : songs from Mahagonny, Dreigroschen Opera, Lady in the Dark

3 articles

With Toshio Hosokawa (2005)

A portrait

Pierre Jodlowski : People / Time (2005)

People / Time tells a story, or rather, some stories : that one about a decaying leaf, those ones about roads, which white bands become

Reich Evening (with Rosas, 2007)

1 article

Ictus & Octurn : Le Grand Gamelan

A jazz project with Bo Van Der Werf

2 articles

Labyrinth Ligeti

A complete Ligeti evening (Opéra de Lille and deSingel)

1 audiofragment


A music theatre performance on three platforms, by François Sarhan

1 article

Liquid Room I

Contemporary music, but a way of listening to it as though at a rock festival or an electronic improvisation night, on 4 stages.

Liquid Room II

12 muzikanten spelen meer dan 15 composities op 5 verschillende podia in één ruimte en dat alles non-stop en op één avond.

Liquid Room III : Darmstadt 2012

A seamless evening on three stages, related to the past and present of the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik of Darmstadt

This is Not a Pop Song (I), 2012

Premiere van een performance project van Ictus rond een ‘band’-bezetting.

1 article

Professor (Maud Le Pladec)

Choreography and live music after "Professor Bad Trip" Cycle by Fausto Romitelli

1 audiofragment

Just Before (1997)

3rd performance with Rosas

(but if a look should) April me

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Music by De Mey, Xenakis, Grisey, Stravinsky (Les Noces)

Riley (a rainbow...) | Reich (Eighteen musicians)

Reich : Music for Eighteen Musicians (Bozar, Main Hall) | Riley : A rainbow in curved air (Bozat, Hall Horta) | With Synergy Vocals

1 event

Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, with Cédric Dambrain

Cédric Dambrain solo and in duo with Gerrit Nulens (drums)

1 event

Gordon / Billone / Lanza / Appelbaum

A weird evening in Kaaitheater. Billone, Gordon, Lanza.

1 event

With Naomi Sato (sho) — Hosokawa, Cage, Yun

In offering us the fruits of his Japanese culture, Toshio Hosokawa teaches us to slightly adjust our musical ear.

1 event

Michael Gordon | Terry Riley

A minimalist evening in Handelsbeurs.

1 event & 1 article

Liquid Room VI : BERLIN

Four stages, many works and many guests...

1 event

TIMBER in Berlin (Michael Gordon)

The public that surrounds the ensemble assembled in a circle for a 60-minute performance: **Timber** by the New York composer Michaël Go

1 event

Concrete [Maud Le Pladec | Michael Gordon]

Music, dance, light

9 events & 1 audiofragment

Crumb : Songs of despair and hope

with Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

2 events


A Musical

5 events

Jardin Des Secrets (A Nocturnal Journey)

A musical journey at the Opera

1 event

Sound & Vision (Liquid Room VII)

Music and visual performances

4 events, 2 articles & 2 audiofragments

Laborintus | For Times To Come

Music for large ensemble

1 event & 1 audiofragment


Percussion concert

1 event


Between opera, documentary cinema and installation | Jorge León, Eva Reiter, George van Dam.

5 events

Donaueschingen : 4 premieres

Martin Schüttler, Hanna Eimermacher, Francesca Verunelli, James Saunders

1 event & 1 audiofragment

DRUMMING (with Ballet Opéra de Paris)

Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, music by Steve Reich

1 event

Stockhausen ! (I)

Mikrophonie, Kontakte, Signale zur Invasion

2 events

Stockhausen ! (II)

Stockhausen and other cosmic pieces

2 events


A trio for glass bottles and tape by Hanna Eimermacher

1 event

A Rainbow in curved air


Binaural music theater with headphones

6 events & 1 article

The Waves [Noé Soulier]

Choreography by Noé Soulier

28 events

Trois Contes [Gérard Pesson]

A new opera by Gérard Pesson and David Lescot

1 event & 1 article

Liquid Room IX: "My Greatest Hits"

Musica Festival 2019 : opening concert on 4 stages

1 event & 1 article

only one chance

Percussion quartert

3 events

Liquid Room X: LYON

Biennale des musiques exploratoires

2 events

With Antoine Chessex (and Jérôme Noetinger)

Noise music for 5 musicians and Revox

1 event

the Lichtenberg Figures (new version 2020)

Electric chamber music

7 events & 1 audiofragment

Pneuma (25th Anniversary Edition)

Breathcore, instrumental music, electronic music: a very special edition for Ictus' Birthday.

1 event & 3 articles

Metal, Stone, Skin, Foliage, Air

Minimalist percussion music

1 event

Proverbs [The Unanswered Question]

Ives, Reich, Bryars

4 events

The Lichtenberg Figures [Binaural version in Herrenhausen]

Binaural chamber music

1 event

International Young Composers Academy in Ticino, 2021

directed by Oscar Bianchi

1 event & 1 audiofragment


Brussels Philharmonic, Ictus, Ilan Volkov

1 event & 1 article

La Flèche et l'Éléphant

Europalia 2022, voyage-concert

1 event

For percussion, strings & winds [Ellen Arkbro]


3 events & 1 audiofragment

Royaumont ‘Voix Nouvelles’ Academy 2022

Academy for composers, with Frédéric Durieux, Clemens Gadenstätter, Dmitri Kourliandski, Johanna Vargas, Marie Ythier

2 events

Nevin Aladag: Music Rooms


1 event

Proverbs [at Musica Festival]

Ives, Reich, Bryars

1 event

PREY [Kris Verdonck & Annelies Van Parys]

Kris Verdonck, Annelies Van Parys, Katelijne Damen, Anna Clare-Hauf, Mooni Van Tichel

2 events

Watch & listen to [Gerrit Nulens]

Terry Riley : In C

Ictus live in Chapelle des Brigittines, with Blindman Kwartet A Cyprès CD (CYP 5601)

François Sarhan : L'Nfer, un petit détail

3 excerpts from "L'Nfer, un petit détail" (CD "Pop Up", MFA 2012)

1 video

Ictus Live : Riccardo Nova, MA

Ictus plays Nova in Opéra de Lille, december 2006

1 soundcloud track

Michael Levinas: La Métamorphose

Michaël Levinas, after Franz Kafka. AEON 2012.

2 videos

Romitelli : An Index of Metals (CD)

Fausto Romitelli / Paolo Pachini : An index of metals (2003) Cyprès CD, 2006

12 videos

LABORINTUS II (Ictus & Mike Patton)

Luciano Berio : Laborintus II | Ictus, Mike Patton, Georges-Elie Octors. Ipecac CD.

Eva Reiter : the Lichtenberg Figures (reloaded)

After Ben Lerner | Music by Eva Reiter

1 soundcloud track

Hikari Kiyama: Kabuki

VENICE, Biennale Musica 2011

1 video

Für kommende Zeiten

Karlheinz Stockhausen : Für kommende Zeiten (For Times to Come), 1969. Duration: 10'

1 soundcloud track

George Antheil : Ballet Mécanique

1924. Edited version. MIDI files and recommendations by Paul Lehrman. Opéra de Lille, December 2012, Georges-Elie Octors (cond.)

1 video

Liquid Room VII: Sound & Vision (20' clip)

Liquid Room. Kaaitheater, April 2017. Duration: 20'

1 video

Ellen Arkbro

For percussion, strings and wind (ictus in rehearsal)

1 video