An evening in 1995. In a quiet house in Dakar, one guitarist pushes an acoustic guitar in the hands of another. It was a small Eastern European instrument with special nylon strings, bought for little money in a Brussels music store. Pierre Van Dormael had purchased several before traveling to Senegal, for his students at the Conservatory of Dakar. The other musician: Karl Van Deun. He spent his vacation in West-Africa, with his comrade and teacher.
During one of those clammy African nights Pierre suggested to make some music. With nothing more than that small guitar, Karl played what came to him, intuitively and without preparation. Pierre recorded the session on cassette and would go on to mix the music as well.
Due to health problems, Karl had barely played guitar since 1993. That night he played about a dozen short improvisations. Only afterwards did he he...Read More
Niels Van Heertum is artist in residence in cultural center De Warande this year. One of the nights he hosts is an Aspen Label Night on 18 May 2019.
We are delighted to present you four concerts by artists from the Aspen family for this occasion:
Photo: Bart Van der Moeren
Supported by Art Council Norway and Music Norway
— Ruben Machtelinckx —
Ruben Machtelinckx: banjo
— Seppe Gebruers + Eric Thielemans —
Seppe Gebruers: harmonium
Eric Thielemans: drums
— Merope (CD Release) —
Bert Cools: gitaar
Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė: kankles, stem
Jean Christophe Bonnafous: bansuri
16 pm Welcome
17 pm Concert 1
Starter / Soup
18 pm Concert 2
19.30 pm Concert 3
Want to join us? Reservations: email@example.com
Mention (1) with how many people you would like to come, (2) whether you would like to have dinner too and (3) whether you prefer the vegetarian or non-vegeta...
Frederik Leroux: (prepared) electric guitar
Kris Vanderstraeten: percussion drums, horizontal electric guitar, objects and small hunting horn
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Les Ateliers Claus by Christophe Albertijn
RELEASE DATE: 1 March 2018