Tracks public presentations Brussels
Presentations in Brussels, by sound artists Lukas Anthierens, Justin Bennett, and Eric Desjeux
Different locations – see programme below. In English, unless indicated otherwise. For free
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August, different public activities will be hosted around the new smartphone app for audiowalks, Tracks. Various sound artists are involved. Jubilee, Beursschouwburg, BNA-BBOT, Overtoon, Q-O2, and Soundtrackcity are happy to invite you to this foretaste of Tracks. This app is now in testing phase and will presented to the public soon. On 29 August, guided audiowalks will take place in Brussels, by Yannick Guédon and Confluences (Franziska Windisch & Giulia Vismara). (Read more here)
On 28 August, sound artists Lukas Anthierens, Justin Bennett, and Eric Desjeux present their work:
12:00 – 12:50 Lukas Anthierens
14:00 – 15:00 Eric Desjeux
16:00 – 17:45 Justin Bennett
Lukas Anthierens – Bruxelles Dorado (BNA BBOT)
The birth of Brussels is due to an eel fisherman and his brilliant discovery. In no time at all, a swamp grew into a metropolis. Bruxelles Dorado guides you through the golden age of the city, a piece of history that is often forgotten. Yet the remnants of that past never seem far away.
This audio walk starts on the Hooikaai, at the back of the KVS. Creator Lukas Anthierens picks you up, leads you through Sint-Jans-Molenbeek and drops you off at the canal. Bruxelles Dorado was created in the framework of Sonorama, a project of BNA-BBOT with the support of the Flemish Community & the City of Brussels. Thanks to RITCS School of Arts.
Location: Hooikaai behind KVS, Brussels
Date & time: Saturday 28/8, 12:00
± 40 minutes
Justin Bennett – Multiplicity: a spectral analysis of Brussels (Jubilee)
Although spectral analysis suggests a scientific approach, Multiplicity is a multiplexed wild ghost chase through the urban fabric of the capital of Europe. A mashup of field recordings, sonic experiments, observations, theoretical and utopian texts, and conflicting multi-lingual instructions guide us through territories defined by language, politics, urbanism and sound.
This project began during a residency at Overtoon in Brussels in 2017. Justin Bennett decided to focus on the idea of acoustic territories. Right from the start the idea was to produce an audio walk, but the complexity of the city proved very distracting. He spent time going for long walks, listening through DIY acoustic filters, analysing siren sounds and making a sculpture from broken brass instruments. Q-O2 encouraged the artist and hosted his research in 2018 and 2019. Justin is a founding member of Jubilee and co-initiator of Tracks.
Multiplicity is a co-production by Q-O2, Overtoon, Jubilee and Soundtrackcity.
Location: Metro Schuman (exit 1), next to Berlaymont Building, Brussels
Date & time: Saturday 28/8, 16:00
± 90 minutes
Jonathan Frigeri & Eric Desjeux – Belvédère Sonore (Q-O2)
Belvédère Sonore is an imaginary structure built to take full advantage of the wind blowing through the pines or as a gazebo erected to enjoy the murmur of a fountain. During their residency at Q-O2, Jonathan Frigeri and Eric Desjeux have created music for three sculptures located in the city of Brussels, around the Place Sainte-Catherine. The presentation consists of a collective walk to experience the music in-situ.
In the old Notions on music attributed to Confucius we can read:“The emergence of any musical tune originates from the heart of man and the shaking of man’s heart is a effect produced by external realities.”
The presence of music allows us to have a different perspective on the reality of things.
Music and landscape are both oriented towards sensitivity, that is, the senses and affectivity of those who pay attention. When a music or a landscape “speaks” to us, it is not really a language which carries a precise meaning, but rather a meaning immanent to the perception. Musicality is therefore not exclusive to music, but is also found in the poetic and landscape experience, both linked to the same resonance.
It is for this reason that we offer a sound walk because it lies at the border between poetic, ecological and spiritual act. The walk is a practice, an act that strongly connects us to the world. Starting to walk is not only a privileged and immediate relationship with our environment, but also a strong civic act, a way of finding, living and sharing a public space.
Realisation: Jonathan Frigeri & Erik Desjeux
Location: ‘Obelisk/Obelisque Anspach’ located at the northernmost point between Brandhoutkaai & Baksteenkaai/Quai aux Briques & Quai au Bois à brûler, 1000 Brussels (50° 51′ 13″ , 4° 20′ 49″)
Date & time: Saturday 28/8, 14:00
± 45 minutes
Tracks is supported by the Brussels Capital Region and visit.brussels
This event is kindly supported by the Culturele Activiteitenpremie of the Vlaamse Overheid