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SOLD OUT: Alabaster DePlume / Abel Ghekiere • Studio STUK & 30CC

30CC & STUK present:

English saxophonist, word artist and full-time dreamer Alabaster DePlume returns to Leuven, flanked by ambient jazz talent Abel Ghekiere.


➤ Fri 7.10 - 19:30 (doors)
➤ Studio Manhattan - Address: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven


19:30 doors + bar
20:15 Abel Ghekiere
21:30 Alabaster DePlume

+ ongoing video installation: Luke Fowler - Patrick


Antwerp-based Abel Ghekiere was many a music lover's main discovery during the covid period. Their debut album Voor het verdwijnt, en daarna was released in 2021 by Rotkat Records. The music combines jazz, filmic ambient, folky touches and field recordings, like snippets of conversations or nature. The story they tell is one of sadness and consolation. Touching in album form as well as live. Abel Ghekiere is joined live by Tobias Volckaert (saxophone), Ana van Liedekerke (cello), Maarten Joostens (guitar) and Orlan Ghekiere (drums).


A concert of Gus Fairbarn a.k.a. Alabaster DePlume is an unforgettable experience. As a contemporary messias he brings a message of connection and philanthropy in a world that becomes ever more tough. His absurdist and humorous spoken word goes hand in hand with delightful saxophone melodies. He is joined for every concert by a different musical friend from London or Manchester. The results are adventurous jam sessions based on superb songs like Don’t Forget You’re Precious and Be Nice To People. The Guardian couldn't be more spot on : “A reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be.” After his concert during Artefact Sound 2019 we are happy to welcome him back to Leuven for the first time.

Studio STUK
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
with De Hoorn

➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.

Fri 7 Oct 2022 19:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€14 (standard)
€10 (STUK card or KU Leuven Culture Card)