Myriam Van Imschoot, Hyoid & Walpurgis - newpolyphonies rewired

Sound artist Myriam Van Imschoot and vocal ensemble Hyoid come in residence to prepare their sound installation newpolyphonies rewired for STUK START 2023

The power of minuscule gestures and actions when listening or performing together is a recurrent theme in sound artist Myriam Van Imschoot’s work. In this installation, created with the vocal ensemble Hyoid and collective Walpurgis, this interest finds a stunning new articulation.

newpolyphonies rewired consists of 20 small moving bluetooth speakers. From these common household speakers, various sounds are emitted that, however small and indistinct, come together in all-surrounding landscapes that make you dizzy and crawl under your skin.

On a sonic level, newpolyphonies rewired moves beyond recognition and expectation. Even though the listener might hear the drone of airplanes, the drum of insects or the gliding tones of synths, all sounds come from singers engaging their bodies and voices without technological additions. As boundaries perpetually dissolve between the human, animal and machine, other passages open to fluid coexistences.


Creation: Myriam Van Imschoot, Andreas Halling, WALPURGIS | Composition sound and movement: Andreas Halling, Myriam Van Imschoot | Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven from Hyoid Voices in performance at De Bijloke with Sophia Bauer, Stefaan Bauwens, Jos de Raedt, Lore Duvivier, Silke Gerinckx Lois Heirman, Bie Hinnekint, Louis Kindt, Myriam Matthys, Ayco Nachtergaele, Kristina Lucia Parmentier, Eric Rooms, Rori Sys, Valentina Tóth, Rita Van den Broecke, Nadine Van Imschoot, Sofia Vleeshouwers, Ann Weckx | Concept of sound design and concept of electronics: Fabrice Moinet Technical design: Guy Van den Bril & Stef Depover | Electronics assistant: Matthieu Virot | Light Design: Lucas Van Haesbroeck | Sound advise and engineer: Wannes Gonnissen | Producer: Hiros | Delegated producer: La Muse en Circuit | Coproduction: WALPURGIS, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, BUDA, Kunstenwerkplaats | Supported by: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | Thanks: GC De Kriekelaar | newpolyphonies rewired is based on an idea by Myriam Van Imschoot and Fabrice Moinet.