Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID
21.11 – 22.11.2020
newpolyphonies is a celebration of little differences with big impacts. Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. Her leitmotif is not the chants of the crowd, but the experience that every individual – as a component of an engine – can set a vortex of sounds in motion.
Polyphony is the art of interweaving individual voices into a powerful harmonious whole. With origins in the Middle Ages, it was probably the most impactful intervention in the history of Western-European music. In newpolyphonies, polyphony is both the trigger and the question. What might this musical heritage mean today? A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.
• Myriam Van Imschoot makes performances and creates sound poetry, vocal pieces, video and sound installations. She has presented various projects at Kaaitheater, such as What Nature Says and IN KOOR!. The vocal ensemble HYOID is not afraid to question traditional concert formats.
concept and direction Myriam Van Imschoot | co-creation & performance HYOID voices: Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven | performance 25 local performers | sound design Fabrice Moinet | sound technician Wannes Gonissen | electronics assistant Matthieu Virot | producer Hiros | delegated producer La Muse & Circuit | co-production Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats | in collaboration with BUDA, Walpurgis | support the Flemish Government