Frank Pattyn

Home | C.V. | Research | Publications | Leisure | Contact



I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.

- Duke Ellington

Recording at Karl's studio, 2013
In my spare time I play the piano. I followed 10 years of classical piano and 2 years of classical harmony at the Music Academy of Alsemberg. After my university studies I became attracted to jazz and I followed a course at the Jazz Academy of Overijse during several years (jazz theory, harmony and ensemble).

Besides playing music as well as composing, I listen a lot, mainly jazz and classical music.

I also read a lot, both fiction and non-fiction, or with the words of Yoshida Kenko in his Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness): "The pleasantness of all diversions is to sit alone under the lamp, a book spread out before you".

And in order to stay healthy, I try to run and cycle (road cycling) as much as possible.