Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Next week I'll play my debut at the UK's most important festival for new music, presenting not one - but two projects! 

I'll sart with my solo set No [more] Pussyfooting on monday 20/11 (my birthday!) during the HCMF shorts at Bates Mill. Festival director Graham Mckenzie chose my set as one of the highlights of this edition, read all about it here!

The next day Zwerm will land it's beautiful stage set-up for Our Ears Felt Like Canyons at Bates Mill in Huddersfield. After successful performances at Ruhrtriennale and Transit Festival, we're very excited to present this project with music by Christopher Trapani, Joanna Bailie and Alexander Schubert at the 40th edition of HCMF!

 Our Ears Felt Like Canyons at Transit 2017

Our Ears Felt Like Canyons at Transit 2017

Live session at Radio Panik

On tuesday 17/10 I was invited at Nico Bogaert's Moacrealsoa program at the independent radio station Radio Panik in Brussels. In this two hour radio session we talked about music, played some  tracks and I also performed part of my No [more] Pussyfooting program live. It was a very nice experience and I was honoured to be part of this great program!

You can listen to the show here.

Some Notes on a Reconstruction of Fripp and Eno's "No Pussyfooting" and "Evening Star".

I contributed an article for the 2017 Meakusma Festival newspaper on my project "No [more] Pussyfooting".

The article gives a little bit of historical background on the Fripp and Eno collaboration, more specifically on the only live tour they ever did in 1975. In a second part I then wrote about my own arrangements of their music and how I started this project.

You can download the English or German version of the article by clicking on following links:

Some Notes on a Reconstruction of Fripp & Eno's "No Pussyfooting" and "Evening Star".

 

My entire set from Meakusma Festival was recorded by dublab radio as part of their "Sleepless Floor", you can listen to it here:

An Index of Metals meets An Index of Metals

On thursday 28/09 I will perform Fripp and Eno's "An Index Of Metals" from my project "No [more] Pussyfooting" in a support act to the Ictus ensemble, who will then play Fausto Romitelli's "An Index Of Metals". It is known that Fausto Romitelli was influenced by psychedelic prog rock by the likes of King Crimson and others and knew the work of Fripp and Eno very well. The fact that Romitelli's mesmerising video-opéra bears the same title as the track on the b-side of Fripp and Eno's second studio album "Evening Star" is no coincidence. I'm very excited that both "Indexes" finally meet!!

The concert is a part of the Bozar Electronic Arts Festival and will take place at Bozar on thursday 28/09 at 20h.

Oh Mensch in Mexico City!

[ UPDATE ALL EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO THE EARTHQUAKE OF 19/09
We're relieved to report that we're safe and unharmed. ]

I'm currently in Mexico City with my duo Oh Mensch with Matthias Koole. We're preparing for a workshop on extended techniques in the music of Helmut Lachenmann and Arthur Kampela for the Music department of the University of Mexico City on tuesday 19/09 as well as a concert as part of the TonalÀtonal series organised by Goethe Institut Mexico on wednesday 20/09. We'll play music by Helmut Lachenmann, Matthias Spahlinger and Arthur Kampela. Hasta Luego!

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