In 1973 American actor Marlon Brando won the academy award for his performance as Don Vito Corleone in what many consider to be the best movie of all time: The Godfather.
Instead of glorifying the image and lifestyle of a dominant patriarchal crime boss, whose portrait now decorates many walls of multiple pizza restaurants, people should be notified that Mr. Brando boycotted the Oscars event and instead asked Sacheen Littlefeather (president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee) to represent himself and to announce his refusal of the academy award as long as Hollywood and the film industry are presenting a negative and incorrect image of the American Indians and all other minority groups. The audience both booed and applauded Brando’s bold statement.
Next weekend I’ll be featured together with Agnes Hvizdalek on the second studio album of Gabbro, a project by Hanne De Backer and Marc De Maeseneer. We’ll also be playing a concert at the Summer Bummer Festival hosted by Sound In Motion on the 26th of August ! Looking forward !
I’m preparing for my residency at Kunstencentrum Nona in Mechelen which starts this Monday.
I’m inviting 9 other players from Europe and US to form a Large ensemble and to play the music I have written for them…We will also be making a recording and play two concerts at the end of next week.
Hope all goes well….. !
25th May Kunstencentrum Nona Mechelen
TICKETS => https://www.nona.be/programma/701
26th May Rataplan Antwerp
TICKETS => http://www.rataplanvzw.be/Detail/tabid/193/ArticleId/2469/RAPHAEL-MALFLIET-LARGE-ENSEMBLE.aspx
CÉCILE BROCHE (VIOOL); FRANTZ LORIOT (ALTVIOOL); ELISABETH COUDOUX (CELLO); LEONHARD HUHN (KLARINET, BASKLARINET); HENRIK MUNKEBY NORSTEBO (TROMBONE); ELENA KAKALIAGOU (HOORN); KARIN DE FLEYT (FLUIT); CARLO COSTA (DRUMS – PERCUSSIE); TOMA GOUBAND (DRUMS – OBJECTEN); RAPHAEL MALFLIET (BASGITAAR – COMPOSITIE)
A little while back now I wrote a piece for minimum 10 players called ‘Floating Cities’. It is based on an absurd experiment to build certain parts of cities on floating devices to make them withstand the rising sea level. This piece will be performed this Wednesday at 7pm at DeSingel by the ‘Young Conservatory’ ensemble supervised by Dirk Proost