Walter Hus is a composer and pianist with a taste for experimentation.
In the 1980s he co-founded the Belgian avant-garde group Maximalist and toured the world with them. He then became a more classical composer and created an ever-expanding repertoire of string quartets, concertos, piano- and vocal music, operas and symphonic works.
His collection of 24 Preludes and Fugues in homage to J.S. Bach shows him at the height of his contrapuntal skills. Hus performs a classical repertoire and his own piano music and collaborates with orchestras and ensembles, writers, visual artists, cartoonists, rock and techno artists, as well as theater directors, choreographers, filmmakers and video game developers.
They include Rosas Dance Company, Roxane Huilmand, Jan Ritsema, Guy Cassiers, Needcompany, Hybrid Dance Company, Ben Okri, Peter Greenaway, Jozef Devillé, Chris Ware, Tale of Tales, Frederic Rzewski, Fatoumata Diawara, Guo Gan, DJ Push, Peter Krüger, Manu Riche, Spectra Ensemble, Arditti Quartet, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.
In 2000, he discovered the Decap Orchestrion, a computer controlled setup of automated organs and percussion instruments. He set out to explore this new instrument, composing soundscapes, operas, film scores, stage music and rock songs. This continuing journey has led to collaboration with wind energy research projects, revisiting techno hits from the 1990s and numerous other projects, gradually opening up an adventurous world of new sonorities.
In 2015 he received the Ensor Award at the Oostend International Film Festival for his soundtrack to the film "N-the madness of reason" by Peter Krüger.