REALTIME COMPOSING !
Matters has spent the last 3 years exploring the potential of live composing through sign language. In 2009, after the first meeting with Walter Thompson (Soundpainting), Augustin de Bellefroid gathered some musician friends to try out what soon began to look like a very powerful live performance tool.
A way to compose, create, in the moment, with a real meaning to let every member of an orchestra some space to say what they have to say, and establish a precise communication.
What Matters is the Moment, definitely.
We applied sign language to some various multidisciplinary experiences, and a lot of great work with Matters has been done by some 50 talented artists (Théâtre National/Festival des Libertés, Théâtre Varia/Semaine du Son, Wolubilis, Nuit Blanche 2011, tournée des Médiathèques,etc.).
We have been supported by many people and associations, that we want to thank again greatly.
With this season’s new creations, we definitely are ready to go for more, in all kinds of directions. We will keep on working with sign languages, and multidisciplinary live composing.
FUN, DANCE, DISCOVERY, EXPERIENCE ?
Here’s just a list for now, of all the artists that are part of one of Matters Collective’s actual creations, MATTERS and SYSMO. Soon will come the photos and bios.
Augustin de Bellefroid – Direction
Cyrille de Haes – Bass
Benoit Leseure – Violin
Marine Horbaczewski – Cello
Laurent Blondiau – Trumpet
François Lourtie – Saxophones
Yann Lecollaire – Clarinettes
Joao Lobo – Drums
Pak Yan Lau – Keyboards
Mathieu Calleja – Drums and soundscapes
Veronica Campos – Shekere, triangle
Tadzio Baudoux – Surdos, sabar
Mathieu Calleja – Sabar, surdos
Guillaume Codutti – Congas
Esinam Dogbatse – Bells, shakers
Romain Duykaerts – Djembe
Cyrille Peltre – Duns
Etienne Serck – Shakers, congas
Cédric Tassin – Djembe
Jean Gnonlonfoun – Surdos, sabar
Gwenaël Dedonder – Bells, Steel Drum
Davy Palumbo – Sabar, surdo
Lama Moise – Congas