Artistic Coordinator MoSaIC

Koor & Stem has appointed me as their Artistic Coordinator for the European project MoSaIC initiated by Amadeus Ensemble (Italy), partnered by Koor & Stem (Belgium), Swinging Europe (Denmark), Sound Cultural Foundation (Romania).

As Artistic Coordinator I will help develop workshops, compositions and concerts to be showcased on several occasions in Belgium and at the World Music Festival 2020 in Milan (Italy). Here you can find some extended info on the concept and aims behind this pioneering and hope igniting project.

You can follow us via Youtube | Flickr Fb | the MoSaIC website

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• Vocal debut in Paris

Gertrude Stein - photo Cecil Beaton
 photo Cecil Beaton
Earlier today I have received a very beautiful new libretto by Adam Frank in my inbox ! Now even more thrilled to be premiering What Happened | Plays (2019): a brandnew opera written for my voice and ensemble Dedalus (FR), composed by Samuel Vriezen (NL) – inspired by the eponymous abstract play by Gertrude Stein. The world premiere (June 26th 2019) held at the marvelous interiors of Hotel de Lauzun will also mark my debut as a vocalist in … Paris !
Click here for info and here for pictures of our rehearsals in Paris

• Organo nominated

FPK_LOGO (langwerpig)

Organo has been nominated for the pre-selection of the most prestigious composition prize in the Netherlands: Matthijs Vermeulenprijs 2019. Finals will be announced this summer by the Performing Arts Fund of The Netherlands.

Organo remains available via Bandcamp for free or any price you are happy to support us with.

Meanwhile: Huge Gratitude for all the beautiful response to Organo’s self-titled debut album (December 2018). Heartwarming !

• Christian Nyampeta: Scriptorium

Christian Nyampeta

Artist Christian Nyampeta’s Scriptorium is a space for “writing,” in which a working group translates Kinyarwandan as well as Francophone texts of African expression into English. Attention is then given to short texts, songs and films from or related to modern and contemporary Rwandan Thought and life practices.

His next Scriptorium goes under the title A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow. And is conceived as an evening of thoughts, poems, songs, and videos featuring Christian Nyampeta (RW/NL) himself as well as video artist Laura Nsengiyumva (RW/BE), composer Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman (RW/BE) and film maker Amelia Umuhire (RW/DE).

Click here for info + tourdates