23 Nov 14 15:00 |
Oude Kerk Sint-Agathe-Berchem
Rudy Velghe (be)
15:00 The Doors
16:15 Rudy Velghe
Folk music has become the new world’s ultimate schizofrenic, and it is brought to you from the heart of Europe, with a bullet… Which is still a perfect punchline about the acoustic deep listening duo of Razen, aka multi antique instrumentalists Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour.
Past year the duo retreated to various chapels and churches in the countryside around Brussels. They started exploring the practices of deep listening and acoustic research during a series of recording sessions. Using largely forgotten or ignored instruments such as shawm, church organ, Ondes Martenot, bombus and baroque flute, Razen forged their sound into a form of contemporary minimalist classicism, albeit one that completely bastardises Early Music traditions. The result is the double lp Remote Hologram, which will be released on 15th November on KRAAK.
One chapter is the result of an acoustic in-depth research into transcendental and ritualistic minimalism. It tunes in on the acoustic properties of the chapels where they have recorded. The old church of Sint-Agathe-Berchem is as such the perfect setting to present this chapter.
Hellvete (be) is one of the founding members of the brol folk collective Funeral Folk and its satanodelic psych satellite Silvester Anfang II. Since his debut, De Gek (KRAAK) he meandered from acoustic drone folk to space-timedistrupting chunks of drone. He delved deep into raga, old time music and avant garde minimalism to refine those crafts into deep emotional cottage drones, released on the records Ode (Deep Distance) and Sint-Denijs (Blackest Rainbow). The centre of the groove of the earth lies in Sint-Denijs, Hellvete is the captain of its beat.
Rudy Velghe (be) is the artistic director of the traditional Celtic band Orion and a famous Nyckelharpa player. The Nyckelharpa is a string instrument with a keybord and twelve sympathetic strings, used mostly for Swedish folk music.