Beyond Music #5: Laboratory for sound performances
Four sound performances on the intersection between image, body and spatiality.
Jeroen Uyttendaele - Tafelmanieren
Maria Komarova - 555 Bugs
Mario de Vega
Between 20 and 26 September, the UCI World Road Cycling Championships take place in Flanders. The five road races finish in Leuven, on 23 - 26 September.
Access to the centre of Leuven, including STUK, will be limited during that period. The city advises to avoid the car and come by foot, bike or public transport.
You can find all info on accessibility and road closures via the website of the City of Leuven.
This fifth edition of Beyond Music takes you on a tour of STUK Studio and Labozaal for four very special sound performances.
We start with Belgian sound artist Jeroen Uyttendaele, who performs his new piece Tafelmanieren. In this installation performance he makes three tables sound through self-made speakers and resonators made of metal, crystal, glass and ceramics. This creates an ever-evolving soundscape of feedback and resonance.
Belarusian artist Maria Komarova's work 555 Bus is an artificial landscape of self-made electro-acoustic objects that produce high-pitched insect-like sounds. A mesmerising theatre of buzzes, beeps, chirps and cracks.
Next up is Mexican sound artist Mario de Vega in the Labozaal. His hybrid oeuvre contains performances and installations, often site-specific, that investigate psycho-acoustic phenomena, showing vulnerability and social sensitivities.
We end the night with French, Berlin-based musician Jessika Ekomane (SHAPE artist 2019), performing an electronic set in quadraphonic setting (four speakers in every corner of the room). Her work has a strong physical impact en investigates the way we perceive rhythmical structures, and how noise and melody interact.
Thanks to: Overtoon, Q-O2, Oscillations, Futura Artists