René Baptist Huysmans (born 1969) is a self-taught composer of electronic music and a linguist specialising in Tibeto-Burman and Romance languages. He lives and works in Amsterdam. Motivated by the composer Luiz Henrique Yudo and inspired by the availability of musical software and internet platforms, he started to compose electronic music as of 2011.
His works have been performed on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2015, his piece Crossing the Ridge (2012) was selected by the Swiss Forum Wallis for their Ars Electronica 2015 festival. Other festivals include Muslab (Mexico City, 2015), Inside-Out Festival (Berlin, 2016) and En Chair et en Son (Paris, 2016). Together with Luiz Henrique Yudo and Michael Bonaventure, he is a member of the composers collective MuizManz, whose main output is the annual Sonority Cabinet, an eclectic concert series for organ and electronic music. As of 2013, he began collaborating with organist and composer Michael Bonaventure, embarking on a series of works for organ and fixed media electronics. Since 2016, he has been collaborating with video artist Ʌrtyr on an increasing number of video projects.