• HERE HISTORY BEGAN

Halim El-Dabh - photo James Vaughan

I have been commissioned new work for HERE HISTORY BEGAN. TRACING THE RE/VERBERATONS OF HALIM EL-DABH: an exhibition conceptualised by Kamila Metwaly and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung from SAVVY Contemporary.

The world premiere will take place next season during MaerzMusik and Berliner Festspiele 2021 in Berlin. – For more info and updates click here

Photo by James Vaughan

• Wir Irren for Ictus & Ana Torfs

The coming months I will be composing for Wir Irren a new music theatrical performance for Ictus Ensemble initiated by visual artist Ana Torfs on the occasion of the digitization of her 1998 feature film, Zyklus van Kleinigkeiten (Cycles of Trifles). Wir Irren will be presented as a concert and a film. Film and concept Ana Torfs | Music Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Soundscape Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman.

Click here for info & tourdates next season.

Ana Torfs portrait

 

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  2 workshop iii (fotos Sissel en Flora via fb)

• 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