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TRANSIT Late Night: Frederik Croene / Ka Baird • Studio STUK

Studio STUK & Transit present: Transit Late Night: Frederik Croene / Ka Baird

Pure energy and explosive vocal techniques from New York performer Ka baird, alongside pianist Frederik Croene bringing nimble-fingered snippets of sound on a MIDI keyboard

➤ Vrij 28.10 - 22:15
➤ Studio Manhattan - adres: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven
➤ Tickets: basis €16 / -26: €14 / +65: €15 / KU/UZ Leuven personeel & studenten: €12 / Cultuurkaart KU Leuven


Composer-pianist Frederik Croene reflects on his ever-changing identity as a pianist. In his No Context Pieces, he presents five short pieces played on a MIDI keyboard. Underneath each key is a sound fragment, from carillon to duck (right?). The fragments are selected from recordings of his entire repertoire. This results in short, lightning-fast snippets of sound that together tell a completely new and bizarre story. An ironic, light-hearted look at his oeuvre, which is usually rather serious.


Ka Baird is a performer, composer and sound designer based in New York City. They are known for their live solo performances which include extended vocal, breath and microphone techniques combined with electronics and psychoacoustic interplay of flutes and other woodwinds. They create a present tense sound with a vigorous delivery that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension that “dances in the undefined margins of experimental sound, performance art and humor.” After their amazing record Respires at RVNG Intl in 2019, they performed at MOMA, Le Guess Who? and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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➤ 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 28 Oct 2022 22:15


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€16 standard
€14 -26
€15 +65
€12 KU/UZ Leuven staff & students
€8 KU Leuven Culture Card