an evening with Peter Jacquemyn:
20H - CLOUD CHAMBER (BE)
Peter Jacquemyn: double bass & voice
Stefan Prins: laptop
PETER JACQUEMYN, born in 1963 in Schaerbeek, lives and works in Brakel. He is a versatile artist/sculptor and and is also musically very active. As a sculptor he frees with ax and chainsaw expressionistic sculptures out of the wood. His concerts and performances are equally spectacular.
Jacquemyn -musically self-taught - has become a known figure in the European improvisation world and has collaborated with Peter Kowald (double bass), Fred Van Hove (piano), Joelle Leandre (double bass), Geurt Grosfeld (flute / electronics), Phil Minton (voice), Takashi Yamane (clarinet), Evan Parker (saxophone) amongst others...
As an improviser, he began his career with WIM (Workgroup Improvising Musicians). His style is very energetic and spectacular, probably due to his qualities as a judoka. He developed his own way of playing with cans, nails and 2 to 3 bows simultaneously and uses his voice.
He recently formed Basssss a 5 headed double bass ensemble with all respected Belgian bass players and will tour with this band in bigger format in 2017 as the project Fundament with musicians like Eric Sleichim (Bl!ndman), Mathieu Lilin etc.
Composer, improviser and pianist STEFAN PRINS began as a seven year old playing the piano at the music school of Borgerhout and later attended engineering studies at the VUB. That broadened his musical horizons in performing music to improvising and composing. After he graduated in 2002 as an engineer, he studied piano and composition at the Conservatory of Antwerp and a specialization at the Department of Sonology of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2004-2005). As musician he created, in addition to their own work, music for i.a. Karlheinz Essl, Mark Applebaum and Richard Barrett.
His interest in the possibilities of technology in a musical context, has translated since in his work. The virtual engine behind this is the permanent questioning of existing mechanisms, traditions, way of thinking, methodical approach and the resulting quest for timely and meaningful relationships between composer, score, musician, technology, listener, culture and society. He received several commissions from the Flemish Community and received already an abundance of awards ...