Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES
Music is not just sound
The Liquid Room series by the Brussels-based music ensemble Ictus has acquired something of a cult status. Each Liquid Room is a mini festival at various locations where music seeks points of convergence with other disciplines. Last season, this resulted in a spectacular edition that was focused on light as a compositional building block.
Liquid Room VIII explores a simple hypothesis: music is not just sound! Since the seventies, the discourse and reflection on music has been dominated by the keyword ‘sound’. This performance focuses on terms like texture, space, vibration, and deep listening. Ictus has thus opted for a different keyword: phrase. At the intersection of melody and rhythm, the phrase opens up ways of thinking about things differently: music as a vital development of thought, constructed of impulses and accents, energetic circuits, movements, and agility. In PHRASES, Ictus brings together sound poetry, spoken word and modal music.