Bastiaan van Beek, born in 1991 in the Netherlands, studied music performance at ROC Eindhoven, classical and jazz guitar at the conservatory in Tilburg, and social work at social work at Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. He played music since he was about 8 years old, and has played and recorded with bands since 2007. His activity with composition began around 2017, with influences ranging from Satie and Rachmaninov, to Pink Floyd and Tool. He mainly writes for for piano, and sometimes for string quartet, and orchestra. The music is very much contemporary, with hints to the past eras of classical music. Experimental as well, with the attempt to implement coincidence as a compositional method. Some structures in the music are unpredictable, but there is always a larger line of clarity.