Do you prefer a more intimate setting to the maddening crush of the dance floor? Then you will love the BOZAR ELECTRONIC SERIES. These exclusive evenings are a great opportunity to discover the latest musical trends, which push the boundaries of electronic, contemporary and experimental music.
20:30 – 21:30 Christina Vantzou & 7-piece ensemble
22:00 – 23:00 Steve Hauschildt
Christina Vantzou & 7-piece ensemble
It's been more than three years since composer Christina Vantzou (US) has played in Brussels, her current home. Her last album, called N°4, as a 4th release on the US label Kranky, has been praised all over the musical press and beyond. Vantzou cites sleep and “the loosening of time” as two formative practices in her private and professional life, echoes of which resound within the quietly hallucinatory properties of her music. Over time, her signature has become a fragile synthesis of contemplative drift, heady silences, and muted dissonance, as she ventures further into the uniquely elusive and evocative mode of ambient classical minimalism.
On this special occasion, Vantzou has invited a series of collaborators who have helped her to shape her last album:
Strings: Margaret Hermant and Neil Leiter of Echo Collective, Beatrijs De Klerck & Bassel Abou Fakher,
Synthesizers: John Also Bennett & Steve Hauschildt
Voice: Angel Deradoorian
Steve Hauschildt (US) might be known to some as a member of the US psych-noise band Emeralds. He has been recording and playing under his own name since 2011, and has released albums on Kranky, Les Editions Mego and most recently on Ghostly International with his latest album Dissolvi (2018). His music is generally inspired by 70ies Kosmische electronic music, where melody and repetitiveness are intertwined within the timbre of vintage synths. On his latest work, he also ventures into minimal(ist) techno, adding the voice of Julianna Barwick to his carefully crafted constructions. Hauschildt's performances are an elegant take on melancholic electronic psychedelia, as a perfect counterpoint to Christina Vantzou.
Visuals by Sabrina Ratté
Sabrina Ratté lives and work between Montreal and Paris. After a BFA and MFA in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal, she focused mainly on video as a medium. Her interest in early video art led her to work with analog technologies such as video synthesizers and video feedback. Later on, she integrated 3D animation to her process, which allowed for more complexe imageries while creating a timeless aesthetic. From utopian architecture to painterly textures, she investigates the fine line between the virtual and the physical realm. Her work includes single-channel videos, installations, sculptures, live performances and prints. She is represented by Laffy Maffei Gallery in Paris, and Ellephant Gallery in Montreal