No [more] Pussyfooting

So, on a piece of paper, written in large letters & placed on the mixing console
- No Pussyfooting –
that we should not compromise what we felt to be right.
— R. Fripp

No [more] Pussyfooting brings back to live the classic experimental studio-albums “No Pussyfooting” and “Evening Star” by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. In these pre-ambient albums from the early '70s Brian Eno blends his tape-loop experiments with Robert Fripp's rock guitar, creating unique layered soundscapes.

Two specific pieces from both albums will be presented: "The Heavenly Music Corporation" (A-side of "No Pussyfooting") and "An Index of Metals" (B-side of "Evening Star"). Both pieces, each taking up an entire side of an LP, beautifully explore the rich sound textures of the electric guitar in combination with tape-loops.

Using contemporary technology in combination with the original “frippertronics” set-up of two reel-to-reel tape-recorders, this project aims at restoring these gems of experimental repertoire, originally created in the studio, and bringing them back to the stage.

the machine
becoming part of the work; encroaching on performance in
real time
— D. Toop

Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: guitar, tape-recorders and arrangement

With a background projection of the experimental film "Berlin Horse" by Malcolm Legrice

an impressive recreation
— Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017, Tempo, volume 72, issue 284
Der legendäre „Index of Metals“ von Brian Eno und Robert Fripp [...] wurde bei den Kunstfestspielen exzellent wiederbelebt vom Gitarristen Kobe van Cauwenberghe.
— Neue Presse, 04/06/2018






Here's a link to an article I wrote for the Meakusma Festival Newspaper (English and German):

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

Einige Anmerkungen zu einer Rekonstruktion von Fripp und Enos "No Pussyfooting" und "Evening Star".


Tour Dates


11/03/2017 try-out at Qo2, Brussels (BE)

25/03/2017 MaerzMusik - The Long Now, Kraftwerk, Berlin (DE)

01/04/2017 Rewire Festival, The Hague (NL)

13/05/2017 Ear To The Ground, deBijloke, Gent (BE)

25/06/2017 AlbaNova, Bilzen (BE)

09/09/2017 Meakusma Festival, Eupen (BE)

28/09/2017 Support act to Ictus-ensemble playing "An Index of Metals" by F. Romitelli, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Brussels (BE)

20/10/2017 Articulate - Art research days, Royal Conservatory, Antwerp (BE)

20/11/2017 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield (UK)

02/12/2017 Muziekcentrum Track, Kortrijk (BE)

08/05/2018 Les Nuits du Beau Tas, Brussels (BE)

31/05/2018 Support act to Ictus-ensemble playing "An Index of Metals" by F. Romitelli, Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen, Hannover (DE)

05/10/2018 GAS festival, Götheborg (SE)

17/10/2018 Mehrspur Musikklub, Zürich (CH)

11/01/2019 Smog, Brussels (BE)




For bookings just drop me a line here.


With the support of ChampdAction, the Flemish Government and AP Hogeschool Antwerpen


Banner image: Willie Chistie (original cover design for No Pussyfooting)