Frank Nuyts was born in Oostende in 1957. He studied percussion at the Ghent Conservatory and composition with Lucien Goethals at the Instituut voor Pyschoacoustica en Electronische Muziek (IPEM).
Around 1985 he is stilistically veering to post-modernism: elements of the so-called “commercial music” are from then on imbedded in compositions which remain multi-layered although rhythmically less complex. (eg. ‘Rastapasta’)
In 1989, together with Iris De Blaere, he set up the 7-member cross-over band Hardscore, recording four CDs and undertaking international tours. (eg. ‘Methane’, ‘Surf, wind and desire’, ‘Monkey Trial’)
Since that time he also has produced an extensive and varied oeuvre: (3 concerti (piano, marimba and cello), 5 symphonies, the chamber operas ‘Bekket’ for Leporello; ‘Middle East’ for LOD and ‘Tongval’, ‘Paternel’, ‘Chut!’ and ‘Cambio madre por moto’ for vzw Hardscore). He also has composed 24 piano sonatas and many vocal compositions mainly for the Australian Song Company. (all released on CDs)
In 2014 Hardscore the band is rebooted, with visuals of Tomas Hendriks which leads to a commission of De Bijloke for a new program ‘Carbon fixation’ (2015).
In 2016 Beat Love Oracle is formed within Hardscore: the line up of this quartet consists of sax(es) marimba+synths el.bass and drums+electronics. Their first album ‘Who’s counting’ is released in 2020.
Meanwhile many new chamber music pieces were composed. Also a commission for Festival of Flanders 2019 ‘T.a.n.s.t.a.a.f.l’ peformed by Casco Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts
Frank Nuyts taught composition & orcehstration at the Ghent School of Arts until 2016. Together with Iris De Blaere he founds the new festival ‘En Avant Mars’ for the Music centre De Bijloke.