Showcase Emerging Sound 2019

STUK, Q-O2 and Musica present a sample of new Belgian sound art. Four performances by young makers are presented in a parcours through the STUK building. This showcase shows the diversity of the Belgian sound landscape, from audiovisual creation over live radio work to spatial music, meant as a little push for the next generation of sound artists. The artist are selected for a trajectory consisting out of a residency at Musica and Q-O2, feedback from the professional field and a presentation-evening at STUK. Meet the next generation of Belgium-based sound artists, May 16th in STUK, with performances of Oona Libens, Jonathan Frigeri, Ruben Martinez Orio & Lore Stessel, Lukas De Clerck.

The four selected works were all created in 2018. Improviser and sound dreamer Lukas De Clerck plays with surprise and the invisible in his theatrical performance Abruit, with an organic sound construction built around the tree on STUK’s inner courtyard. The collaboration between percussionist Rubén Orio and photographer/painter Lore Stessel is based on their shared fascination for wood. They investigate the sound and tactile qualities of wood by touching it, walking on it, and playing with it. A different, more radiophonic approach comes from Brussels-based Swiss artist Jonathan Frigeri. His hybrid performance Matter of Radio tells an occult history of radio via light, language, sound and actions. Finally, Soma by film maker Oona Libens floats between expanded cinema, electro-acoustic composition and pre-cinematographic magic tricks. 

A collaboration of STUK, Q-O2 and Musica, Impulscentre for Music.