Expo Pense Tête - 2021 October 28 & 29 - 6PM

 















Paintings and sculptures ; 9 performances ; A full universe to be discovered.
Don't miss this great show.
You are welcome.

Gerard Daval

Expo Pense Tête
Oct 28 & 29, 2021 from 6PM

Sculptures and Paintings:

Orryelle
Magical and ritual universe

Franky Bordo 1577
La Penseuse et le Penseur and more


Live performances:

Skin Surface Substance
Ritual Dance Theatre

Imperfected
Atmospheric Les Paul Gibson

UltraTerrestrial
Dark visual industrial

Rinorrcius
Impro with Theremin, subs & violin

CZLT
Metal ritual ambient & sitar

Soundstrider
Haute sonique

UrZon & Orryelle
Insecteziod industrial & ritual ambient

La Penseuse & le Penseur
Franky Bordo 1577 & Reinout Rinus

The Interactive Womb
Vladimir Kai & Reinout Rinus


Free entrance, hat

Haekem, rue de Laeken, 66 - 1000 Brussels

Thanks Reinout Rinus organizing the show

Artwork: ©Orryelle


Shifting Triangles - Tues Oct 05, 2021 - 9PM

Shifting Triangles is a live music experience meeting in the contemporary field based on free improvisations and subtle exchanges of sounds and musical explorations in real time. 


Musicians are Tom Jackson clarinet - Willy Van Buggenhout analog synth - Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg human voice.


All three are aiming at discover and express new avenues of expressions. They have already performed together and now they will share their own musical identity creating challenging forms and interactive sounds through the instant and the unknown using their musical experience, mutual listening and their imagination. 











Tom Jackson is a leading British clarinet virtuoso in classical contemporary and avant jazz improvisation touring in UK, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, Italia, Netherlands. Currently working with violist Benedict Taylor, clar./guitarist Alex Ward, percussionnist Vid Drasler and the late pianist Keith Tippett.








Willy Van Buggenhout is handling a vintage analog modular synth and is specialized in electronic music , soundscapes and free improvisation. Willy has a deep experience of performing with many leading improvisers since decades. He is also a Graphic Art expert and historian. His White Smoke Cd with Mike Goyvaarts and Jeffrey Morgan is a particularly challenging album.








Jean Michel Van Schouwburg is one of the few autodidact vocalist improviser having performed and recorded in many EU countries with improvisers such as Lawrence Casserley, John Russell, Jean Demey and Marcello Magliocchi. He is writing currently about improvised music on his own blog.




Art work: Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

Graphic Studio: Haekem 

Haekem Management: Gerard Daval







Pense-Tête - Fri Jun 25 and Sat Jun 26 - 7PM


 



































We are happy to be back and welcome you again.

Onrust, the legend, will be with us on saturday evening. Don't miss her show (8PM).

More than a year busy work full: Franky Bordo "le Penseur et la Penseuse" will be fully fonctional. A premiere you have to discover and share with the artists (Franky, sculpture and Reinout, visuals, video and music).

And the incredible Vladimir and Reinout "Womb", a performance you have to participate in.

Sculptures from Tina Verstraete and Dirk Van den Abeele.

Gerard Daval

Onrust:

Souvenirs Aquatiques - Sat Feb 1st, 2020 - 8PM



Water performances and Improvised Music.

You are welcome.

Gerard Daval


Souvenirs Aquatiques
Dejade + Nadja + Fidèle + Mihassou
Cost sharing: Hat
Saturday, February 1th, 2020
8PM

BXL Finisage: Orryelle & UrZon, Solar Skeletons, Flying Ostriches - Fri, Nov 8th - 7:00PM



BXL Finisage: Orryelle & UrZon, Solar Skeletons, Flying Ostriches - Fri, Nov 8th - 7:00PM

Art Exhibition with Performances and Interactive Installation in 3 floors of the atmospheric old cafe/theatre/gallery Haekem (Brussels Nord): 

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is an esoteric artist in many media, including painting, writing, sculpture, sound, film and performance art. 

He is the writer-director of Australian-originating Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company who have presented many major original productions based in (and updating/mutating) various ancient mythos; and creator of the Tela Quadrivium book web from Fulgur (Conjunctio, Coagula, Solve, Distillatio) and The Book of Kaos Tarot. 

For this exhibition Orryelle will be displaying several large oil paintings, drawings and sculptures of wood and clay. 

With voice (inc. overtones and undertones) and violin (through loop and FX pedals), Orryelle explores a diverse range of sounds from neo-classical and eastern-ambient through to heavy experimental. 
His ritualistic live shows -which have been presented in UK, Aust. US & across Europe - are laced with poetry, theatricality and dervish dancing.
www.crossroads.wild.net.au/esoterotica.htm 
www.crossroads.wild.net.au/morph.htm 
www.soundcloud.com/orryelle

For his last european performance and exhibition, Orryelle will be collaborating with UrZon (Antwerp) on industrial electronica & percussion.
https://urzon.bandcamp.com/ 

Plus exceptional performances by Solar Skeletons a
nd Flying Ostriches
Improvised music and poetry and more.

You are welcome!

Gerard Daval

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule Vernissage - Fri Oct 25 - 7PM

Art Exhibition with Performances and Interactive Installation in 3 floors of the atmospheric old cafe/theatre/gallery Haekem (Brussels Nord): 

Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is an esoteric artist in many media, including painting, writing, sculpture, sound, film and performance art. 

He is the writer-director of Australian-originating Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company who have presented many major original productions based in (and updating/mutating) various ancient mythos; and creator of the Tela Quadrivium book web from Fulgur (Conjunctio, Coagula, Solve, Distillatio) and The Book of Kaos Tarot. 

For this exhibition Orryelle will be displaying several large oil paintings, drawings and sculptures of wood and clay. 

With voice (inc. overtones and undertones) and violin (through loop and FX pedals), Orryelle explores a diverse range of sounds from neo-classical and eastern-ambient through to heavy experimental. 
His ritualistic live shows -which have been presented in UK, Aust. US & across Europe - are laced with poetry, theatricality and dervish dancing.
www.crossroads.wild.net.au/esoterotica.htm 
www.crossroads.wild.net.au/morph.htm 
www.soundcloud.com/orryelle

For this his first ever Brussels performance and exhibition, Orryelle will be collaborating with Leuven duo Chrysopa Occulta on didgeridoos, percussion, flutes, throat-singing- and UrZon (Antwerp) on industrial electronica & percussion.
https://urzon.bandcamp.com/ 

Chrysopa Occulta will also be performing a short set of their own compositions.

"It comes in many shapes" Sat, June 15 - 8PM




To created sound there is movement, to create movement there is sound.


Lito Anastasopoulou (Dance)
Maja Zimmerlin (Dance)
Eva-Maria Karbacher (Saxophone)
Dimos Vryzas (Violin)

The four artists found together through their shared love of sound and movement in all his different appearances, creating a musical language in a communicative-collaborative manner, listening to each other, experimenting with different sounds and movements with no restrictive judgments.

They share a common point of view over Improvisation (nothing prearranged or anticipated) which allows them to build a unified performance.

Being aware of needs of the moment/sounding , encountering each other in an open field with no paths as yet defined.
There is no correct way to perceive, except to be present and challenge our habits over again.

Cost sharing: 10€










Lito Anastasopoulou was born in 1990 in Athens, Greece.

In 2012 she completed her studies in the Department of Educational Science in Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras and in 2016 she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with studies in Contemporary Dance.

Right after her graduation, Lito started performing for the “Nieuw Muziektheater Brasschaat and at the same time, she joined the Impro Company 2017 that is established in Antwerp and accomplished several showings.

She was invited to join the circus “SIDE-SHOW” Company for their new creation “Spiegel im Spiegel" with numerous residencies and performances around Belgium.
It should also be mentioned her work as assistant choreographer of the “Unités/Nomade” company for the performance “Exodos” under the dramaturgical guidance of Michel Bernard (2017).
Furthermore, since 2017 as part of the the Trio “Zooplahop” (company cie “Eau-dela danse”), is accomplishing circus – dance interactive performances for children (Belgium, Germany and Greece). 


Recently she is collaborating with Maja Zimmerlin, working on the duet "Rising dragon, redbird flying / premiere Autumn 2019.

The last 3 years Lito lives in Brussels having as main focus the performance as well as sharing her passion in dance by giving contemporary dance workshops for adults as well as for kids.










The Swiss Dancer and Choreographer Maja Zimmerlin is based in Brussels and Greece.

She has been studying at the Zurich Dance Theater School, as well as at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
Since then she has started to create her own works.


She has been choreographing and dancing for the company Triodo with their creation Rachis (Tour: Belgium, Switzerland) and is involved in the project EXODOS by the company Unités/Nomades (BE), a creation which moves between the fields of dance, circus and visual performance. (Tour 17/18/19: Belgium, Switzerland, Greece)

With ODOS productions she has been producing her first dance-video creation ANASA: Best Audience Award 2019 at Athens Video Dance Festival, Selection at Danse en Film Bordeaux 2018 (FR) and Breaking 8 Festival 2018 (IT).

Currently she is working with ODOS Productions on the new creation “Rising Dragon, Redbird Flying”, Premier scheduled for the fall of 2019.

Since 2018 she is working with the trio ZOOplahop, which is creating kids performances, so far in Berlin, Brussels, Patras and Athens. Further she has been exploring in the field of free improvisation, collaborating with various musicians and ensembles. She specialized in instant life performances and is also passing on her knowledge in workshops.









Karbacher Vryzas Duo
Eva-Maria Karbacher |Saxophone|
Dimos Vryzas |Violin|

The duo formed in Basel in 2017 is based on the love of sound in all his different appearances, creating a musical language in a communicative-collaborative manner, listening to each other, experimenting with different sounds with no restrictive judgments.

The two musicians share a common point of view over Improvisation (nothing prearranged or anticipated) which allows them to build a unified sound. Being aware of needs of the moment/sounding, encountering each other in an open field with no paths as yet defined.


There is no correct way to listen, except to be present and challenge our habits over again.

Dimos Vryzas is a violinist/improviser, born in 1992 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
After graduating with his high school diploma at the French College De La Salle in 2010, he studied Political Sciences in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a diploma of Classical Violin from Aristoxenio Conservatory of Thessaloniki where he graduated in 2016.
Since his adult years, he started experimenting with sound effects on the violin, working with noises and creating various soundscapes while getting involved in several bands and projects.

As an improviser he performs in solo as well as in various formations. Moreover, since 2012 he composes music for Theater.
Taking various master classes in Greece and abroad, among others with Marcus Stockhausen, Fred Frith, Lucas Nigli, Harald Kimmig, Fotis Siotas and George Ε. Lewis gave him the opportunity to gain important experiences. Since September 2017 he studies as an improviser at the Musikakademie Basel, Master of Arts in Specialized Musical Performance in the improvisation class of Alfred Zimmerlin and Fred Frith.
dimosvry@gmail.com

Eva-Maria Karbacher was born in 1992 in Zurich.
She started playing the piano at an early age and took additional saxophone lessons at the age of ten. After graduating with her high school diploma at the Kantonsschule am Burggraben in St. Gallen, she studied at the Hochschule Luzern in the saxophone class of Sascha Armbruster and Beat Hofstetter as well as in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in the class of Johannes Ernst.

In 2017 she graduated in Lucerne with a Master of Arts in Music Education. Taking various masterclasses and workshops at home and abroad, among others with Urs Leimgruber, Carl Bergstr.m-Nielson, George E. Lewis, Anto Pett and Gerry Hemingway gave her the opportunity to gain important experiences.

In addition to the interpretation of contemporary saxophone literature, free improvisation is at the core of Eva-Maria Karbacher's musical work. She performs as a solo improviser as well as in various formations.

Since September 2017 she deepens her abilities as an improviser at the Musikakadmie Basel with a Master of Arts in Specialized Musical Performance in the improvisation class of Alfred Zimmerlin and Fred Frith.
emkarbacher@gmail.com


Artwork: Gerard Daval
Graphic studio: Haekem
Photos: Maja Zimmerlin, Eva-Maria Karbacher, Dimos Vryzas, Lito Anastasopoulou

WILLBERG ANDREAE BIRCHALL - Frid May 24th - 8PM

“its a welcome reminder of the idea of ‘play’ that sits at the heart of improvisation, and which all too often gets buried under po-faced high seriousness."

-Daniel Spicer, The Wire, 2018 (writing about ‘Live in Beppu’)


"Top-notch weirdo jams from the north of England…..Hair In The Chimney brings an underground sensibility to free improvisation, with the musicians using unconventional techniques to defamiliarise their instruments."

- Stuart Smith, The Quietus, 2017 (writing about ‘Hair in the Chimney’)


U welcome
Gerard Daval


Andreae / Birchall / Willberg
http://samandreae.com/andreae-birchall-willberg/
Friday May 24th

8PM

Stellarium # 1 – Kickstart - Fri, May 3th & Sat, May 4th - 8PM






Stellarium is a concept where words (poets) and music (musicians) come together.


Topped with light effects or visuals.
Freely jamming several times the evening.
A new secluded universe with intimate freely improvisations.
Serene meandering as a milky way.


free entrance

Friday, may 3 and Saterday, may 4

each time between eight o'clock and eleven o'clock in the evening, opens at six o'clock

Presentation and creation: Philip Volckaert








- - - - - - Friday, may 3 - - - - - -

• BESTAANSREDEN → → an experience; two nails that crawl gently under your skin. They sing powerlessness, a human life and the useless. One does it with guitar, the other with schizofrenic texts. And if you listen very well, maybe you hear yourself.

• KINGRAY → → power rock trio band from Ghent. With their driving rhythms and harmonic melodies, this band brings a raw sound quality to the stage that is influenced by 60s rock, punk but also blues and diverse other genres.

• TIM ALBUS → → poet. Goes to the bone and further where it is possible, if it works with tenderness. Everywhere and nowhere he edits his little book and if it possible he encounters his public with a pen as a sword. Fresh ideas taken from life and written fresh where his heart/dish is. Further he likes to take the public hostage, lock them up and subjects them to his works. The world is his playground, and with his poetry he experiences for a lifetime eternal youth.

• REINOUT RINUS DE VOS → → makes soundscapes. born in 1979 at Lokeren. His parents, she watercolorist, he music teacher and meditation teacher initiates him into art, music and philosophy. In high school he studies audiovisual formation. About humour he is influenced by Marx Brothers, about cinema La Nouvelle Vague and the surrealism of Louis Buñuel. But the inspiration of Reinout is altogether contained in his moustache. It reminds at the same time the moustaches of Diego Velasquez and Salvador Dali.

• PHILIP VOLCKAERT → → poet from Ghent. For years he searches the experiment and brings poems flexible to the public. Words are thoughts, they bow themselves down to sentences, as a kind of logic, till the world becomes a poem.

• TBA …


- - - - - - Saterday, may 4 - - - - - -

• SVEN DE SWERTS → → a true in bones, joints ans words from dead corners, survives on poetry and friendship and is outside wth the bands Ultralelluk, Swerts & Swart and himself. He is also ambassador of Drift Breda and filmmaker.



• TIM ALBUS → → Poet. Goes to the bone and further where it is possible, if it works with tenderness. Everywhere and nowhere he edits his little book and if it possible he encounters his public with a pen as a sword. Fresh ideas taken from life and written fresh where his heart/dish is. Further he likes to take the public hostage, lock them up and subjects them to his works. The world is his playground, and with his poetry he experiences for a lifetime eternal youth.

• JAN D’HAENE → → as a child: constant/music in head/endless mixtape/kind of story/film/dream. 2004, Piano. Hours and days/uncountable keys. Eyes closed/mourning process. Turbulent period/discoveries. Spiritual journey/ New Orleans/noctural jamsessions/Ghent (underground) scene. Touching people/my plan/my emotions/my grief. Childish wonder/eternal search. Today: trumpet/keys/ to experiment/electronics/effects/installation art/theater/composition.

• VICTORIA → → female pianist. Her piano rolls literally and figuratively. Upside down. Her instrument is a readymade by nature.

• REINOUT RINUS DE VOS → → makes soundscapes. born in 1979 at Lokeren. His parents, she watercolorist, he muisc teacher and meditation teacher initiates him into art, music and philosophy. In high school he studies audiovisual formation. About humour he is influenced by Marx Brothers, about cinema La Nouvelle Vague and the surrealism of Louis Buñuel. But the inspiration of Reinout is altogether contained in his moustache. It reminds at the same time the moustaches of Diego Velasquez and Salvador Dali.

• PHILIP VOLCKAERT → → poet from Ghent. For years he searches the experiment and brings poems flexible to the public. Words are thoughts, they bow themselves down to sentences, as a kind of logic, till the world becomes a poem.

• TBA ….


- - - - - - continuous - - - - - -

• THE INTERACTIVE WOMB → → The Interactive Womb is a Place-in-Space to experience Nothingness. We employ calculated noise frequency compositions (Sacral Noise), binaural tunes, asynchronous colour light gadget Lights-of-Life, hand held stroboscopes (1-15 Hz), specially designed perfume, and a biologically shaped space capsule to induce detachment from Old Reality.

The Womb is an immersive and interactive container where some magical experiences occur, which happen in the presence of an alien-artist inside (Reinout Rinus De Vos) who guides the human subjects into the New World.

• VLADIMIR KAIGORDOV → → scientist and artist, living and working in Belgium. Cross-pollination of Science and Art in Dr. Frankenstein style. BioHacking, BioRatOri. UM, Interactive Womb.

• ART EXPO → → Works from Rafaël De Bruyne, Franky Bordo en Philip Volckaert

• SLOWS TVS → → really boring television is really fascinating. Travel through landscapes, a videoprojection by Philip Volckaert. it are almost images for in a waiting room or to place on the bedside table

Miman! - TUESDAY March 26th - 8:30





'English and Indian folk music blends seamlessly with sentiments aching to free jazz and contemporary music in an organic fashion that steers clear of the dogmatic.'

The Miman trio has toured all over Europe the last years, and in early 2018 they released their debut album "Ulme".

Their second album "Stora Mängder Rymdgrus" is out March 15th 2019.

Come celebrate with us this new release!

Miman is an improvising trio consisting of fiddler Hans Kjorstad, guitarist and clarinetist Andreas Røysum and bassist Egil Kalman

Three of the most distinct and active young voices on the thriving Scandinavian improv scene.

Gerard Daval


Several links:
A gig in Lillehammer, Norway: https://youtu.be/mA-xih_PlBY
A snippet from a gig in 2018 Moscow : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506VmSnG12E

Miman home page: http://mimantrio.com/