• 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 new music theatrical piece 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 !
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• 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, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman.

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Ana Torfs portrait

 

• 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).

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