Amsterdam-based Reinier van Harten is a multimedia artist specialising in music and theatre, creating performances under the monicker REINDIER.
His melancholic vocals, experimental instruments and confronting lyrics are timeless, yet modern. In his ability to form conceptual narratives inspired by things he collects and curates from the inside and outside world, REINDIER sets himself apart as an artist that goes beyond the borders of music, theatre, dance and more. The name for the project was chosen due to the inherent linguistic opposition it contains: REIN meaning pure, clean and virginal - and DIER, which translates to animal in his native Dutch language. REINDIER is fascinated by the tension between our animal nature and cultured mode of being. It is no surprise that the depths of his research, the broadness of his ideas, the variety of his personas and his ambition to create fully immersive worlds for his audience have drawn comparisons to the likes of Kate Bush, Björk, David Bowie and more.