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Isabelle Duthoit (fr) + Franz Hautzinger (at)  + dieb13 (at) +  Martin Tetreault (cad) and Bonnie Jones (usa) & Suzanne Thorpe (usa) + Two Envelopes (b)

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20:00
8€
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Isabelle Dutoit: stem/voix & clarinette(s)
Franz Hautzinger: trompet(te)
Martin Tetreault: turntable + electronics
Dieb 13: turntable + electronics

Depuis maintenant quatre ans, Isabelle Duthoit travaille en étroite collaboration avec Franz Hautzinger, véritable révolutionnaire de la trompette. Un duo hors norme, énorme, qui navigue entre le concret et l’abstraction totale. Un binôme fusionnel mais capable de s’ouvrir à tout, comme on aura pu le vérifier à Mulhouse l’an passé lors d’un concert mémorable où ils battaient le fer avec John Tilbury et Keiji Haino.
Accueillis en résidence pour la prochaine édition de l’incontournable festival Musique Action, ils ont souhaité poursuivre leurs explorations en mêlant à leurs souffles l’électronique en mouvement de deux « platinistes » allumés pour y créer ce nouveau quartet inédit.
Deux types de sources sonores que tout semble opposer, souffle animal versus circuits imprimés, physique contre mécanique, mais qui se fondent en un maelstrom vibrant qui laisse s’effacer les instruments pour donner naissance à une musique de haut vol, articulée et complexe. Quatre identités fortes, aux propos contrastés, qui partent à la découverte de leur unisson.

Bonnie Jones (usa) & Suzanne Thorpe (usa)

Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones collaborate on two fronts. First, as musical partners: Thorpe, a founding member of Mercury Rev who’s performed with Pauline Oliveros, Nate Wooley, and J. Mascis, plays flute through a chain of electronic effects that splits her instrument’s sound and allows her to magnify select timbres, while Jones uses circuit-bent delay pedals and shortwave radio to obtain low pops, yielding but abrasive puffs, and snatches of airwave content. They haven’t released any records, but video evidence suggests that their improvisations establish a sonic environment in which dissimilar modes of activity successfully coexist. Since 2010 the two have also led Techne, an organization that programs workshops where young, female-­identified students learn the rudiments of soldering contact microphones, devising instruments, and playing together.

Two Envelopes

Formed in 2015 by harpsichordist Lisa Kokwenda Schweiger and percussionist Jacob Vanneste, Two Envelopes fuses adventurous combinations of theatrical elements and electronics, whilst retaining a classical core. Within their first year the duo was selected as ‘International Young Artist’ by Musica, Antwerp, where they performed their own creation, 'Alamento'.

Two Envelopes' repertoire consists of new music commissioned by the duo, pieces of musical theatre (for example G. Aperghis), as well as the few pieces written in the 80s and 90s for this rare combination of harpsichord and percussion. To widen the available repertoire, Two Envelopes worked with flemish composers Julia Emmery and Michaël Denis in 2016 whilst in residence at Q-02, Brussels; since then the desire to extend the project has grown. 

As part of this desire, the duo's latest initiative includes commissioning pieces from 6 international composers, which will be premiered during 2018-2019. This innovative repertoire will be developed further through several residencies and performances at Les Ateliers Claus, Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk and Beeldenstorm, Anderlecht. 

Past highlights include performances at Amuz Antwerpen, STUK Leuven, Orgelpark Amsterdam, Mute festival Gent and Q-O2 Brussels, among other venues and events.

Lisa Kokwenda Schweiger: Harpsichord, Voice, Performance
Jacob Vanneste: Percussion, Electronics, Performance

schedule 
20:00 doors
1) Bonnie Jones (usa) & Suzanne Thorpe (usa) 
2) Two Envelopes (b) - 1st floor
3) Isabelle Duthoit (fr) + Franz Hautzinger (at) + dieb13 (at) + Martin Tetreault (cad)

this event is a collaboration between Q-02 & les ateliers claus