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Elsewhere #11: Resina + Annelies Monseré

Polish cellist Resina and electronics-vocalist Annelies Monseré fill the former bacteriological institute with tranquil Sunday evening music.

After a successful tenth edition in Stelplaats, Elsewhere returns to an older heritage site: the former University Institute for Bacteriology (1897) that was renamed BAC Atelier in 2016, a creative workspace for students and artists such as Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. The Bac Atelier’s belle époque architecture will be the setting for an electro-acoustic double bill with Polish cello player Resina and Belgian electronica vocalist Annelies Monseré.

Resina is the solo project of Warsaw-based cello player, composer and improviser Karolina Rec. In her captivating performances she scans a wide spectrum of sounds with her instrument, going from fragile and silent to dense sonic clouds built up with loops, effects and voices. In 2018 she released her second album Traces, and she was selected for the international network SHAPE.

Support act is whisperer, pianist and electronica cosmonaut Annelies Monseré. Since 2000 she creates introvert compositions, characterized by simple structures and recurrent melodies. Her minimal, unearthly style saw its highlight in the album Happiness is within sight, released last year by Stroom.

Sounds like: Grouper, Hannah Epperson, Rauelsson

Elsewhere is an initiative by STUK, 30CC, Erfgoedcel Leuven & KU Leuven Culture

About BAC Atelier:

The Institute for Bacteriology (1899) used to be a breeding ground for bacteria. In this first spin-off of the KU Leuven, liters of healing serum were brewed, and groundbreaking vaccines were developed.

Since 2016, the former Institute is a cultural hatchery for artistic talent. In the Bac Atelier, KU Leuven gives both students and staff room for experiment. Artists and scientists alike constantly look for new angles of approach to understand and explain our world. The architect and artist duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh are artists in residence.

On April 24 and 25, BAC Atelier reopens after renovation works. Academic patrimony will get a second life. Elsewhere will happily help breathe new life into this listed building.

Mixing long drones with shimmering tremolo effects and staccato riffs, and occasionally singing in a ghostly wordless howl. The results are often haunting.

The Guardian about Resina

A mesmerizing take on post-classical music. Will leave the hairs on your neck standing straight up.

Self-Titled about Resina
Thu 25 Apr 2019 19:00


BAC Atelier
  • Vital Decosterstraat 102
  • 3000 Leuven


At the door
€14 standard
€10 STUK card / culture card

€12 standard
€8 STUK card / culture card

Extra info

Guided tour
Free with concert ticket
Reservation required via


19:00 Guided tour
20:00 doors
20:15 Annelies Monseré
21:00 Resina
22:30 curfew