At les Ateliers Claus (Brussels) on 10th March 2012

WOLVES STORIES

MAGGIE NICOLS + MIA ZABELKA + MAJA JANTAR + JUDITH KAN + ANN EYSERMANS + ISABELLE SAINTE ROSE + PAK YAN LAU + LAZARA ROSELL ALBEAR + YUKO OSHIMA + AUDREY LAURO + YUKO OSHIMA

ZATERDAG / SAMEDI / SATURDAY • 10 MAR • 20:00 • 8€

« Free music, noises and sounds traveling around crazy story telling, sound -poetry and strange short movies »
Wolves Stories is dedicated to the female improv scene, from some very experienced players to a handful of bright young talents, working in various fields from poetry to soundscapes. A wolf is traditionally associated with women. Loving & protective of her children, but a fierce attacker when necessary. We invite you to a portrait of women, through music, texts, films and experiment.

PROGRAM /

1. Film Works (20 min)
by Ann Eysermans 
– Ann Eysermans : harp 
– Isabelle Sainte Rose : cello
– Lazara Rosell Albear : drums, electronics
– Pak Yan Lau : Keyboards, electronics
2. Black and White Life (20 min)
by Lazara Rosell Albear
projections and music with
– Ann Eysermans : harp
– Isabelle Sainte Rose : cello
– Lazara Rosell Albear : drums, electronics
– Pak Yan Lau : Keyboards, electronics

3. Sound – poetry, texts, music ( 30 min)
with
– Maja Jantar : voice
– Judith Kan : voice
– Audrey Lauro : sax alto
– Yuko Oshima : electronics

 

4. Duo Maggie Nicols / Mia Zalebka ( 30 min)

5. « Grand Ensemble » ( 45 min )
– Maggie Nicols : voice (Eng)
– Mia Zabelka : violin (Aus)
– Maja Jantar : poetry, voice (Pol/ Belg)
– Judith Kan : poetry, voice (Fr)
– Ann Eysermans : double bass, harp , (Belg)
– Isabelle Sainte Rose : cello (Fr)
– Pak yan Lau : keyboards, electronics (Belg / Hong Kong)
– Lazara Rosell Albear : drums, electronics (Cuba / Belg)
– Yuko Oshima : drums, electronics (Jap /Fr)
– Audrey Lauro : sax alto (Fr/ Belg)

BIOGRAPHIES /

ANN EYSERMANS (BE, 1980) is a performer, improviser [double bass and harp] and composer. She is both connected to Champ d’Action as well as working on her own auditory and visual projects which she has performed in major belgian & dutch art spaces like Muhka, Vooruit, Ars Musica, … 
http://www.anneysermans.be/

With ten years of experience playing the experimental belgian music scenes as an alto sax player, AUDREY LAURO, focuses on the langage of the instrument from phrase to sound through all kinds of atoms and particles. She has worked with Marc Ribot, Jacques Foschia, Kris Vanderstraeten, Bart Maris, …
http://www.myspace.com/alauro 

ISABELLE SAINTE-ROSE is cellist improviser. She developed a highly personal aesthetic, based on her passion and commitment for the materials and shapes of sound. While studying classical cello, she began a deep work on the sound material by playing contemporary music. Among her artistics encounters: Carlos Zingaro, Peter Jacquemyn, Jean- Marc Foussat, John Russell, …

http://www.myspace.com/isabellesainterose

JUDITH KAN se consacre à l’improvisation depuis 2009, après plusieurs années en ensembles vocaux (répertoire de musique ancienne, baroque et contemporaine). Elle recherche en son corps l’incarnation de son propre folklore, par un geste vocal incantatoire, inversé, où le jeu très physique se construit grâce à une machinerie archaïque et primaire.

http://www.myspace.com/568870381

LAZARA ROSELL ALBEAR is a Cuban artist residing in Ghent, Belgium since 1992. She is a dancer – choreographer, filmmaker and drummer. She did multimedia projects with Victoria; Het Muziek Lod, L’Espace Senghor and Les Ballets C. de la B. She has worked with Alain Platel, Koen Augustijnen, Xavier Lukomsky, … http://www.myspace.com/darkspeechesproject

MAGGIE NICOLS was born February 24, 1948 in Edinburgh, Scotland, vocalist Maggie Nicols has worked on almost every kind of project. From dancer in the Moulin Rouge to working in a strip club, singing with revolutionary bebop pianist Dennis Rose, She joined John Stevens’ Spontaneous Music Ensemble with Trevor Watts, later joined by Johnny Dyani and Carolanne Nicholls She ran voice workshops at the Oval House Theatre, played in a rock band called Octuin. She became part of Keith Tippett’s magnificent fifty piece band « Centipede » which included Julie Tippetts, Zoot Money, Phil Minton, Robert Wyatt, Dudu Pukwana and Alan Skidmore. She started a Feminist Improvising Group and performed with Günter « Baby » Sommer, Lol Coxhill, John Russell, Annemarie Roelofs, the Australian Relative Band, …
http://www.maggienicols.com/

Maja JantarMAJA JANTAR  is a multilingual and polysonic voice artist living in Ghent, Belgium, whose work spans the fields of performance, music theatre, poetry and visual arts. Maja Jantar often collaborates with the theatre company Crew (www.crewonline.org), a group operating on the border between art and science, performance and new technology, as well as with actor and director Ewout d’Hoore. From 2001 to present, Jantar has directed ten operas, including Monteverdi’s classic Incoronatione di Poppea and Sciarrino’s contemporary Infinito Nero.
http://www.krikri.be

MIA ZABELKA, composer, electric violinist and vocalist from Vienna, She has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic effects and innovative performance techniques. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive…
http://www.miazabelka.com/

Born in Belgium, with origins from Hong Kong, PAK YAN LAU started touching the keys when she was 9 years old. She attended some conservatories here and there, and took a big interest in sounds, electronics and analog synths. After some very interesting encounters she rolled into the world of free improvisation, and different doors of possibilities opened up. Currently she makes music for dance-theatre productions (‘Gadgetland’ by Lazara Rosell Albear, Saai by Tweelicht&Zoon), documentary (‘News from Nowhere’ by Christophe Van Collie), is the musical director of Shadow Theatre Company Dala Dala, band leader of The Crappy Mini Band (crazy eclectic toy/object band) & Kuruwasan (free impro/jazz quartet).
http://www.soundcloud.com/pakyanlau

YUKO OSHIMA started by playing drums with rock groups while attending university in Nagoya before moving more towards the genres of free rock, noise and improvised music. She has also had the opportunity to participate in collaborations with buto and contemporary dancers. In 2000, she moved to France and studied contemporary music and improvisation at the Conservatory of Music in Strasbourg. She currently plays with jazz/pop/rock ensembles, as well as standard jazz and French chanson groups. In her solo compositions, she combines electro-acoustic music for voice, samplers and other effects with more traditional drumming techniques. Having also participated in poetic and cinematographic music performances, she continues to experience an enlargening of her musical universe.
http://www.myspace.com/yukooshima

 

 

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