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Artefact music festival presents a series of challenging concerts during STUK Leuven’s annual Artefact festival - The Act of Magic. The music festival brings together the most innovative producers, acts and deejays around: from powerful metal to contemporary classical music, from cutting-edge dj’s to live sets by the most promising artists of today’s electronic scene. Musical prodigy Aïsha Devi teams up with Sky H1 on the opening night, followed by darkness with the Belgian combination Oathbreaker and Orphan Swords. WWWater, Oaktree, Bjeor & Klåps turn STUKcafé into a dancefloor during the Artefact club night, while the crowds will get mesmerised by the enigmatic sounds of Actress and Nosedrip. The festival closer combines ambient and neo-classical with Jan Swerts, amiina, Helm, MIAUX and Maris.

During Artefact STUK also hosts the five-day sound workshop Rainforest, a project of Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paluszewski- Hau. Rainforest is a contemporary interpretation of David Tudor’s eponymous work from the 70s: starting from recycled materials,
the participants will create a unique electro-acoustic sound space where objects and architecture enhance each other. After ve days of intense collaboration, interspersed with lectures on the topics, the participants will show the results to the public.

Curator: Gilke Vanuytsel 

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25 Feb - 1 Mar

The RAINFOREST workshop, launched by Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau, is a contemporary reinterpretation of David Tudor’s eponymous series of compositions during the 70ies.

Spring 2017

Weekly free jazz concerts, every Sunday from 15 January onwards! 

Fri 3 Mar 17 . 20:00

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Mon 20 Mar 17 . 20:00

BeraadGeslagen is the crazy playground of wonderboys Lander Gyselinck (drums-STUFF, LAB-trio, Howard Peach,...) and Fulco Ottervanger (toetsen, stem - STADT, De Beren Gieren).

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Thu 23 Mar 17 . 20:00

Seattle songwriter and magnificent storyteller Damien Jurado presents Visions of Us on the Land

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Sat 1 Apr 17 . 20:00

Bruno Sanfilippo is a classically trained pianist from Argentina who resides in Barcelona since 2000. His focus alternates between the exploration of minimalist piano concepts and electro-acoustic music.

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Thu 27 Apr 17 . 20:00

The South Korean band Jambinai has by far one of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s underground scene.

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Past

WE 22 FEB 2017 - 20:00

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20:00doors
20:15Orphan Swords
21:40Oathbreaker

 

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DI 21 FEB 2017 - 21:00

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Spring 2017

Weekly free jazz concerts, every Sunday from 15 January onwards! 

Fri 17 Feb 17 . 20:00

TIMING

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Thu 16 Feb 17 . 20:00

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Fri 3 Feb 17 . 20:00

Art of Sound #3 is sold out.

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Elke zondagavond

Every Sunday night, STUKcafé offers free concerts by promising Belgian and international jazz artists.  

Thu 8 Dec 16 . 20:00

Cher Ami is cancelled due to illness. 

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Wed 7 Dec 16 . 19:00

The Alvaret Ensemble is a collective based around the musicians Greg Haines, Romke Kleefstra, Sytze Pruiksma and poet Jan Kleefstra, often expanding to include other musicians from around the world.

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Wed 30 Nov 16 . 20:00

Dans Dans unites the best of three worlds. Jazz without stuffiness, rock without blinkers and avant-garde without pretentiousness. A concert of Dans Dans is by means always too short. For that we can not wait till autumn to hear the new and fourth album.

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Fri 25 Nov 16 . 21:00
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Tue 22 Nov 16 . 20:00

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Tue 15 Nov 16 . 20:30
THE FOLK COLLECTIVE: We Bless This Mess + Rives + Dirt Miles
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Thu 27 Oct 16 . 20:00

Ben Vida is an American sound artist who investigates auditive illusions and bizarre acoustic phenomena. He worked together with, among others, former Battles singer Tyondai Braxton.

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Wed 12 Oct 16 . 20:00

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Mon 10 Oct 16 . 20:30

Feisty and with a sweet voice, but at the same time sharp and sarcastic. Leonore, the Brussels band around Chloë Nols, plays music that quietly moves from light to dark, until dawn.

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Wed 5 Oct 16 . 20:00

This concert is postponed, a new date will be announced soon. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

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Tue 4 Oct 16 . 18:30

De Hoorn is an old industrial pearl that was renovated into a new breeding spot for creativity in Leuven.

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Sun 2 Oct 16 . 21:00

Kalaha is the name of a new Danish group that embraces jazz, afrobeat and electronic music. The 4 group members have all made a positive impression on the international music scene: 

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Wed 28 Sep 16 . 22:00

What does the STUK building sound like? The space has it’s own voice formed through the echoes, resonance, feedback, undertones and vibrations. The acoustic dynamics of a space become estranged from their origins as they splinter through openings and passages.

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Wed 28 Sep 16 . 20:00

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Thu 15 Sep 16 . 21:00

Hot Wood, the latest release from The Violent Husbands could have been taken from the Native Belgian Pop and Field Recording Archives, if there ever was such a collection. The three members (Dijf Sanders, Jason and Benjamin Dousselaere) only needed 4

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