Ictus [BE]

Pneuma a 25th birthday concert



« We have 25 candles to blow out at Kaaitheater in Brussels, so we’re blowing strong! We will sing our love for breath and the winds in an unedited, brand new version of Michael Schmid’s BreathCore: pneumatic choir, a respiration’s polyphony... – and with electronic artist Raphaël Henard as a special guest. Sylvie Mélis (who worked with Rodrigo García, Luis Garay and Maud Le Pladec, among others), will compose a creation of light. » – ICTUS.

• The Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble Ictus has been a regular guest at Kaaitheater for many years. This year, the ensemble is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Michael Schmid presented Breathcore at the Kaaistudios in 2017, during IN/FINITY.


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a production by ICTUS WITH Raphaël Hénard (electronics) & Sylvie Mélis (light scenography) | curated by Michael Schmid, with and for Ictus | Miquel Bernat (perc, breath), Tom De Cock (perc, breath), François Deppe (cello, filters, breath), Aurélie Entringer (viola, breath), Alexandre Fostier (sound), Hanna Kölbel (cello, breath), Nicolas Marc (light assistant), Quentin Meurisse (computer assistant), Sara Mendez (saxophone, breath), Gerrit Nulens (perc, breath), Georges-Elie Octors (breath), Jean-Luc Plouvier (filters, breath), Eva Reiter (gamba, paetzold, voice, breath), Michael Schmid (flute, breath, stuff), George van Dam (violin, breath), Wilfried Van Dyck (technical direction).
Programme notes at www.ictus.be/25

programmaboekje - programme de salle - evening programme

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