music

Ictus

This Is Not A Pop Song (II)

music

This Is Not A Pop Song (II)
This Is Not A Pop Song (II)
Tue 18.02.14

Ictus commissioned five composers to write a new work: a piece for the instruments typical of pop music and with the length of a pop song, but which is most definitely not a pop song. Michaël Levinas, Georges Aperghis, Eva Reiter, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Kaaitheater artist in residence Eleanor Bauer, together with her musical sparring partner Chris Peck, have taken on the challenge.

FC Bergman, Toneelhuis, Muziektheater Transparant & Kaleidoskop

Van den vos

theatre music

Van den vos
Van den vos
Fri 24.01 - Sat 25.01.14

Following radical adaptations that include La Divina Commedia and The Old Testament, FC Bergman now turns to another literary classic, the epic animal poem Van den vos Reynaerde (Reynard the Fox). Liesa Van der Aa and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop put this journey/quest to music. Josse De Pauw provides the words. Dirk Roofthooft, Viviane De Muynck and Gregory Frateur also participate.

Rosas & Ictus

Drumming Live

dance music

Drumming Live
Drumming Live
Thu 09.01 - Sun 12.01.14

Drumming (1998) is undoubtedly one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most fascinating choreographic works: a dazzling dance set to a powerful score for percussion by Steve Reich, performed. The Ictus Ensemble bring this compelling score to life with breath-taking precision. Drumming is a stunning journey, a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of life energy.

Gisèle Vienne

The Pyre

theatre music

The Pyre
The Pyre
Fri 13.12 - Sat 14.12.13

The performances and installations by Gisèle Vienne shift the boundaries between appearance and reality and so open ‘another’ world. In The Pyre it consists of a dancer and a boy, in a metropolis at night. Abstract dance, tableau vivant and theatrical narration to a fascinating soundscape.

Toneelhuis & LOD, Guy Cassiers & Dominique Pauwels

MCBTH

theatre music

MCBTH
MCBTH
Wed 11.12 - Thu 19.12.13

In MCBTH, director Guy Cassiers continues his ‘anatomy of power’. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays. The intense interaction of word, image and music reveals the cruel poetry of the play.

Rosas & Ictus

Vortex Temporum

dance music

Vortex Temporum
Vortex Temporum
Wed 06.11 - Sat 09.11.13

For many years now Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has been fascinated by Vortex Temporum, a late work by the French composer Gérard Grisey. Dancers and musicians work together in a choreographic counterpoint of sounds, musicians’ gestures, dancers’ movements and spatial dynamics. In Vortex Temporum, the Ictus music ensemble and Rosas collaborate for the tenth time.

Eric Sleichim & BLINDMAN

Go Crystal Tears

music

Go Crystal Tears
Go Crystal Tears
Sun 08.09.13

BL!NDMAN’s saxophones play monumental organ compositions by Bach. By doubling up with Tubax (a sort of combination of tuba and sax) and electronics, BL!NDMAN generates the extra-low notes that are characteristic of the 32-foot pipes of large organs. BL!NDMAN becomes one big human organ, set in motion by breath.

Felicity Ford & Valeria Merlini | David Helbich

Listening Back and Forth in Brussels | Drag + Drop

music performance

Listening Back and Forth in Brussels | Drag + Drop
Listening Back and Forth in Brussels | Drag + Drop
Thu 27.06.13

Tuned City Brussels is a project researching this relation between sound and space. Its program includes lectures, performances, walks, interventions, installations and concerts by more than 40 international speakers and artists. The opening night - a radio performance by Felicity Ford & Valeria Merlini followed by a walk with David Helbich, sets the tone for what the festival will present.
 

Bernard Foccroulle & Salva Sanchis

Organ & Dance

dance music

Organ & Dance
Organ & Dance
Mon 15.04 - Tue 16.04.13

Organist and composer Bernard Foccroulle invited choreographer Salva
Sanchis to collaborate on a programme of baroque and contemporary music.
A surprising encounter between music and dance, choreography and
improvisation, past and present.

Ictus

Liquid Room # 4: A History of Synchronicity

music

Liquid Room # 4: A History of Synchronicity
Liquid Room # 4: A History of Synchronicity
Thu 14.03.13

Ictus and the composer Paul Craenen have put together a formidable programme on the theme of the synchronizing capacity of sound. The pièce de résistance is a Dadaist ‘video clip’ by George Antheil, Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy. As well as work by Steve Reich, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Peter Ablinger and Simon Steen-Andersen and a lecture-performance by choreographer Xavier Le Roy.

Orla Barry

Mountain

music performance

Mountain
Mountain
Wed 27.02.13

PERFORMATIK2013 - For Mountain, Orla Barry set to work with 57 words, an actor, a performer and a musician. Luck, chance and a bit of wizardry play equal parts in this work. The language objects on the stage not only make up the set, but also provide the foundations for the script. By playing with poetry, songs, monologues, speeches and suchlike, unexpected links between words, meaning and performance emerge.

miscellaneous

Drawing Music

music performance

Drawing Music
Drawing Music
Tue 26.02.13

PERFORMATIK2013 -
Q-02, the Brussels workshop for experimental music and sound art, is presenting a three-part programme in which drawing and music interact with one another.

Ivo Dimchev

Concerto

music performance

Concerto
Concerto
Thu 20.12.12

In Concerto, Ivo Dimchev offers us a late-night performance: an inimitable voice improvisation in the form of a concert. Dimchev staged Concerto
for the first time at the Balkan Dance Platform festival in Athens in
2007. Since then he has shared the stage with various musicians in
theatres and clubs across Europe. Now he's performing with Emilian Gatsov.

Ictus

Faune

music

Faune
Faune
Sat 15.12.12

Ictus presents three masterpieces of the twentieth century, three cult works by Debussy, Schoenberg and Ravel that steered music into modernity. Each work is presented in a different way: as cabaret, accompanied by film and in a re-composition.

BL!NDMAN

Whiplash

music

Whiplash
Whiplash
Tue 09.10.12

BL!NDMAN [sax] + [drums] bring you a concert of new work by Riccardo Nova, Frederick Neyrinck, Mayke Nas, Wim Henderickx and Eric Sleichim. The musicians are actors in a theatrical sound experience. The ever-changing arrangement of instruments and musicians gives a constantly transforming listening experience. The concert hall becomes one big kaleidoscope.

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