Très Grand Merci – Super dank my countless dear friends, colleagues and former teachers (!): the vernissage in Bozar was thanks to your visit a dream come true. My first happening and exhibition in Belgium as a sound artist, but what a blissful experience. – click here for more expo and vernissage pics.
… and last but not least: thank you Vincent Meessen for your invitation into this inspiring collaboration
Preparing w Vincent Meessen a revised version of Sampling the Man of Memory, for Patterns for (Re)cognition, exhibited at Bozar, Brussels ( June 15th till September 10th 2017). – special thanks to Philippe Vandendriessche
Sampling the Man of Memory is a sound sculpture for a.o. 4 Nagra analogue tape recorders, starring the voice of Jan Vansina (see pic), the godfather of oral history, on his one-time encounter with pioneering Congolese visual artist Thela Tendu.
Jan Vansina passed away last February 8th 2017, the same day I had just started preparing for a new field recording trip to DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda (with visual artist Isabelle Vigier). I was shocked by the news, but the sharp memory of Vansina’s generosity, fire and passion instantly encouraged me to never give up learning more about the underexposed and precious histories of the African continent.
Here a link to the Wisconsin University tribute page, in honor of Jan Vansina (1929-2017)
Over the moon to announce my newest collaboration with visual artist Isabelle Vigier. Traveling together to Ishango in DR Congo to gather inspiration for our new multi media performance commissioned by Dutch Electra Ensemble (premiere early 2018, tbc ) - Starting point will be an in depth investigation of the African origin of mathematical thought. - Special thanks to Ivan Godfroid!
The City of Sounds exhibition at Atrium City Hall in The Hague (NL), the fruits of a collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag, is now open. The expo is open up till January 26th, free entrance, most welcome !
open daily, except on sunday or public holidays
mo/tue/wed/fri 07:00 – 19:00
thu 07:00 – 21:30
sat 09:30 – 17h00
City of Sounds
is a new participatory project spreading the love for sound, the act of listening, field recording and composing – via numerous children workshops. All field recordings from those workshops are collected as an ever growing sonic map of The Hague. In parallel to this I was commissioned to create a portrait of The Hague, in the form of a new sound sculpture. Both the sonic map and the sound sculpture are now exhibited at Atrium City Hall.
• special thanks to Matéo Osorio Lobato (photo) starring as the sweet voice over of my sound sculpture