Razen - Residentie Sint-Jans-de-Doperkerk

"The power of overtones and interferences that arise from certain tunings and intervals has always been an important starting point in our improvisations. We see it as a huge opportunity to work with the organ of the Begijnhof Church, unique because of its meantone temperament. We want to confront the historical instruments of our own ensemble with the instrument and the historic acoustics of the building the organ houses in. We'll do so from our own, 21st century vantage point, which mixes a contemporary spectral approach of sound with influences of psychedelic, ethnic and Early music. Our residency will allow us to work on new material for possible recordings, and to prepare a concert later that season."

- Brecht Ameel, Razen