Jasmijn Lootens


All forms of art are mainly a form of thinking. 

(Sontag, 1982)

Photo by Geert Vandepoele

Jasmijn Lootens is a Belgian cellist, composer, researcher, and muscologist. Lootens’ practice is centered around craftsmanship, electroacoustic explorations, and the phenomenology of listening. Solo performances incorporate acoustic cello, electronics, voice, and found objects, exploring the intersection of tradition and experimentation. 

Lootens has been commissioned by prominent institutions such as GMEA Centre National de Création Musicale (FR), Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), and has presented work in the form of concerts, experimental music films and installations worldwide including Flagey (BE), Japan Media Arts Festival, Wien Modern (AT), Sonic Acts (NL), Summer Bummer (BE), ZKM (DE), FILE (BR), amongst others. Jasmijn also had the privilige to be a guest composer at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm (SE) in 2023.

Collaboration is at the heart of Lootens’ creative journey, questioning the individual’s place in the collective whole. Through interaction with others, Jasmijn believes to pop individual bubbles and reshape perspectives. Lootens co-founded the interdisciplinary collectives Studio Radiaal and The Concrete Vinyl Corporation and is an active cellist in bODEM, Nemø ensemble, and Zefiro Torna. In January 2024, as part of MARIS x Haerens x Lootens, Jasmijn released and presented a brand new album entitled Anger's Family Tree (W.E.R.F. Records) during a JazzLab Tour. Look around on this website to discover more on these and other collaborations.

Currently, Jasmijn is working on a doctorate in the arts at LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven and docARTES / Orpheus Institute in Ghent.

Based in Ghent, Belgium