Beyond Music : Laboratory for sound performances
Laboratory for sound performances on the intersection between image, body and spatiality
Aya Suzuki (JP) performs Nine Bells (1979) by Tom Johnson (try-out - short version)
Yann Leguay (FR) - Volta (première)
Cathy Van Eck (BE/NL) - Empty Chairs
L’Ocelle Mare (FR)
Beyond Music is a new series for performative sound art and music in spatial context. It serves as a laboratory for makers and musicians who operate between disciplines, by linking sound to image, movement, spatiality, musical meaning and mental projections.
This first edition of Beyond Music starts from existing repertoire. Percussionist Aya Suzuki performs a try-out of her interpretation of Nine Bells, American composer Tom Johnson’s classic minimal work from 1979. Playing nine pendant bells while rhythmically walkin through the space, Suzuki uses Johnson’s original bells. Just like Suzuki, sound artist Yann Leguay investigates the definition of a musical instrument. During a residency in Overtoon Brussels, he focuses on electricity’s potential as a sound source. The result of his research will be premiered at STUK. Composer and researcher Cathy Van Eck’s performance Empty Chairs was developed with The Hague collective iii. As often is the case in her creations, she focuses on composing connections between everyday objects, human performances and sound. Finally, French autodidact and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bonvalet aka L’Ocelle Mare returns to Belgium with his unique minimalistic sound explorations. Bonvalet expands the horizons of the guitar by involving acoustic sounds and mechanical elements from his direct environment, like ticking shoes or hitting an amp.
In collaboration with Overtoon, iii, Murailles Music & Subbacultcha.