• Vernissage Bozar

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.

Vernissage

After Vernissage Party w longtime Brussels friends

Vernissage

Brussels Antwerp Bruges and Rwandan friends meet again

Poster series

 

half our old radio class reunion

collaborators

Lieven De Cauter (my old philosophy teacher)

After Vernissage Party

Vernissage

old Brussels friends meet again

 

 … and last but not least: thank you Vincent Meessen for your invitation into this inspiring collaboration

just before the vernissage

• Preparing Bozar

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

Jan Vansina, godfather of oral history

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)

• The Birth Of A Trio

If you are tomorrow in The Hague you could witness the birth of a trio featuring Abel Fazekas (HU) and Riccardo Marogna (IT) both on bassclarinet (!) and myself as a soprano singer.

The Birth Of A Trio

– special thanks to Michael Pisaro and his inspiring concert in The Hague a few monhts ago, as that’s where one of the first seeds were planted for this new collaboration – now daydreaming of tomorrow May 19th, that’s when we will have our ‘worldpremiere’ at Studio Loos, in The Hague/ Same night same place also worth to check out some utterly beautiful new work (performative and installation) by Lauge Dideriksen/Julie Hasfjord, Adam Bonser and Daniel Fabris.

• Gaudeamus 2017 & beyond

Gaudeamus 2017 & beyond

Before traveling to the ISCM World New Music Days in Vancouver in November, Kropka na Ogonie & Soroka Fruwa will also be performed at Gaudeamus Muziekweek upcoming September. This as part of New Makers New Music-Series, in Utrecht (NL). And some more bonding is happening with GaudeamusUpdates will follow

 

(photo Gregorius)