© Empty Gallery

Deep Listening : Tomoko Sauvage + Raphael Vanoli

Zen listening to two outstanding musicians using water and wind in search of the essence of sound

‘This is meditative music for optimal contemplation.’

- The Wire about Tomoko Sauvage


Tomoko Sauvage - Curved Water (installation-performance)
Raphael Vanoli
+ free meditation session by Saja Yoga Leuven at 19:30


Japanese-born, French-based musician Tomoko Sauvage is known for her use of water and ceramics in combination with electronics. She brings long, meditative improvisations by amplifying porcelain bowls filled with water and playing with drops, bubbles and underwater feedback. Especially for STUK, Sauvage builds up the installation Curved Water, filling the room with melting ice blocks hanging from the ceiling like sculptures. The melting ice drips in ceramic bowls, resulting in a spatial sound image that is amplified by the natural reverb of the room. Sauvage will interact live with the falling drops.

Just like Sauvage, Dutch guitar player Raphael Vanoli makes use of a unique playing technique based on the elements: blowing on his amplified guitar strings, he creates an utterly fragile, hyper-personal and extremely detailed sound.
Before the concert, you are invited to join a free meditation session to create a better listening focus.

Sounds like: Laraaji, Sarah Davachi, Fennesz.

'It’s extra demanding to say something new and fresh with the world’s most popular instrument between hands, but Amsterdam-resident Raphael Vanoli have found inputs to do just that.'

- Arild R. Andersen in Jazznytt Magazine about Raphael Vanoli
Fri 14 Dec 2018 19:15


STUK Studio


At the door
€ 14 Standard
€ 12 STUK card

€ 12 Standard
€ 10 STUK card

Bijkomende info


19:15 doors
19:30 meditation Saja Yoga
20:15 Tomoko Sauvage
21:00 Raphael Vanoli