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Repertoire

Forest Study 1: Attuned movement (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Thomas Vanden Eynde & Anne Van de Star

 

The night-time walk begins with an audiovisual performance by electronic musicians Thomas Vanden Eynde and Anne Van de Star. The pair will take over the Radio Forest sound installation and transform the wood that the building is made of into one huge, architectural speaker. Using microphones and effects, they will capture sounds from the audience and surroundings and transform them into a foggy sonic blur. While the audience is listening around Radio Forest, a performance will emerge inside in which video, smoke and sound combine.

Forest Study 2: Megaphones and Speakers (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Sebastian Dingens, Thomas Vanden Eynden, Anne Van de Star & Vincent Caers

 

The sound artist Sebastian Dingens will create a spatial music composition for four speakers and four megaphone holders at Klankenbos Nocturne. The speakers are arranged in a static, square formation. The megaphones, however, will move around the public with sounds recorded live, approaching more closely or disappearing into the distance. By experimenting with distance and position in total darkness, the group will create a penetrating psycho-acoustic listening experience.

Forest Study 3: We are trying to have a conversation (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Lukas De Clerck, Maika Garnica, Thomas Van Walle, Sebastian Dingens & Dries Peeters

 

The group performance ‘We are Trying to have a Conversation’ is based on whistling as an element of composition. By considering whistling as a means of communication, the whistlers embark upon a dialogue with each other and the audience. In this piece, a whistling orchestra seeks out the borders of musicality as borne by whistling. The whistlers make their way around the audience in complete darkness, putting sensory perception to the test.

Forest Study 4: Studies in the dark (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Eveline Vervliet (compositie, viool), Michael Van Dijk (elektrische gitaar) & Vincent Caers (percussie)

 

The composer Eveline Vervliet has written a new piece for percussion, electric guitar and violin. It is a composition in three parts, with light as an important structuring factor. Lamps hang above the three musicians, with a play of light effects running in synchrony with the music. The piece is an ingenious combination of contemporary composition, light art and theatrical performance.

Forest Study 5: A tent (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

‘A tent’ is a visual and sound performance held in and around a camping tent. The tent is the starting point for a bizarre-sounding installation that improvises with objects and the surroundings. The audience can only guess at what is going on inside the tent, and are drawn into a story of imagination, suggestion and coincidence.

Forest Study 6: Sound Objects (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Maika Garnica, Thomas Vanden Eynde, Eveline Vervliet, Dries Peeters, Thomas Van Walle & Anne Van de Star

 

The visual artist Maika Garnica makes ceramic sculptures that can also be played as musical instruments: ‘sound objects’. Especially for the Klankenbos Nocturne, Musica has invited the members of the Public Sound Collective to create a musical performance with these sound objects. The instruments were designed from a visual artist’s perspective, with no regard for tonality or traditional instrumental skills, which leads to unusual, refreshing sound colours.

Church Square 1: GALM

 

Klankenstroom

Markt, Westerlo (BE)

Collectief Publiek Geluid presented its first project in a public space at Klankenstroom in Westerlo on Sunday 1 October 2017, led by Maja Jantar. Twelve young makers took over Westerlo market to investigate the reverberations behind the familiar sound of the bells in St. Lambert’s Church. The collective aimed to respond to the sound by interacting with the church bells as a sound object, thus focusing attention on the reverberations. Sounds that usually fall silent and are lost became audible and resonated across Westerlo market square. The map of the market structured the performance like a kind of score. The performance was presented four times. Four times, the collective plucked the resonance from the church tower.

Instrumentation
Church bells: Lukas De Clerck, Dries Peeters, Thomas van Walle and Sebastian Dingens
Trio 1: Anne Van de Star (electronics), Eveline Vervliet (violin), Thomas Van Walle (guitar)
Trio 2: Joost Van Duppen (electronics), Vincent Caers (percussion), Stef Verpraet (saxophone)
Trio 3: Thomas Van den Eynde (electronics), Robbe Van Doorsselaere (bass), Nick Van Elsen (cornet)

Klankenstroom photo album