Last May GOVERNORS (Maarten Buyl and myself) played at Q-O2 in Brussels during the Emerging Sound showcase from STUK, Musica and Q-O2.
We recorded it in DMS with his SoundDevices MixPre6 but decoded it to stereo. I finished the mix yesterday and the video of that performance is now on YouTube. You need to give yourself time to watch and listen to this. Headphones are definitely recommended to hear the details and interactions of overtones, especially in the higher regions of the frequency spectrum.
Thanks again to STUK, Musica, Q-O2 and ChampdAction for thesupport!
Picture from a concert on 11th of March at Sojo in Leuven.
I combined feedback with a track I made consisting of field recordings from the Ukraine taken from aporee.org, as well as with recordings I made in Antwerp. The idea was to juxtapose and superimpose everyday sounds that are currently not present anymore in the Ukraine due to the war.
Picture by Benina Hu
Last month Maarten Buyl and I worked on GOVERNORS during our first residency at Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek as part of the work having been selected for the Emerging Sound Showcase organized by STUK Leuven, Qo2 Brussels and Musica.
You can listen back to an interview + sound sample where I talk about what we did during that week-long residency.
From resonant frequencies to tuning, to difference tones to me mumbling in Dutch..
Head over to the GOVERNORS WEBPAGE to check it out
The calendar has been updated with upcoming concerts and residencies for the first half of 2022!
Besides having a few cool opportunities, I'll mostly be focusing on two projects.
1. 'Governors' with Anne-Lene Nöldner and Maarten Buyl was selected for the Emerging Sound Showcase hosted by STUK Leuven, Q-O2 and Musica. We will be in residency at the latter during the second week of February.
2. 'Alternative Icons', a research with dancer Anne-Lene Nöldner. For this we will spend a week at ChampdAction.Studio in DE SINGEL at the end of February and a week at Kunstencentrum Nona in April.
I'll be sending out a first newsletter at the end of this month!
I've never done that since I've always been relying on Facebook to connect with people.
I will not be using facebook as a platform of sharing my professional activities anymore.
Seeing my work surrounded by posts with holiday and food pictures, political rants and commercial companies simply reduced my motivation to actually post.
I'd rather have a more direct connection to the people who have shown interest in my work even if that group might be small to start off with.
Content - wise this newsletter will not only focus on my own work but will also include works of other artists. I will not spam you and will send one out maximum once per 1 or 2 months.
I was never really familiar with working with video or comfortable with seeing myself on video.
However because of the pandemic, video became a natural part of my professional and artistic work.
I filmed myself while having lunch and listening to Messiaen's organ work ' Apparition de L'Église Éternelle'
Happy to be a part of this!
ChampdAction ism ArtMusicApps en HERMESensemble - IN C - Terry Riley.
ChampdAction invited 15 artists with whom they work on a regular basis to participate in this special project which will be broadcasted by Radio Klara during Late Night Lab.
Musicians were asked to record their own version of IN C at home while listening to a backing track generated by the IN C App. This allowed them to play with all the musical freedom which is the trademark of the piece.
The Hermesensemble offered their willingness to participate with six of their musicians.
This way 21 musicians from the new music scene to be featured in this recording mixed by artistic director Serge Verstockt.
28th of April. 10pm on Klara