It’s spring, sun’s out and reminissing last night’s shows by Jason Van Gulick, as Tashi Wada & Stephan Mathieu’s wonderful virginal & e-bows collaboration at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. A mere amount of attendees were subdued by simple, yet wonderfully deep and intense tones - (think Eliane Radigue, drenched in warmth) - coming from the duo’s set-up, including Charlemagne Palestine, closely paying attention and clearly fascinated by what was going on before his eyes.
Jason Van Gulick, who was entirely new to me, provided us with a solo-drum set-up, contactmicrophones linked to his cymbals creating a subtle undertone, resonating in the confined space of Les Ateliers, hitting the toms, then brushing subtly, bringing all prospects forward of what can be done else, sonically, with a drum set-up. A wonderful show by a new artist, somewhat linked to the sound of Austria’s Radian.
See an excerpt of Stephan Mathieu, playing the virginal, at Café OTO in London here.
Of course, both my collegue of Icarus.fm as i were there to promote the second Icarus night - as Resonance Ghent 2012 - taking place at DOK Ghent, featuring an exclusive performance by Seatlle-based guitarist/sound composer Rafael Anton Irissari. Note April 1st in your agenda, this is one night not to miss.
Find us in the very near future at other shows such as ANBB at Ancienne Belgique, Still Corners at Charlatan and Gala Drop at Les Ateliers Claus, handing out the beautiful flyer designed by Verzetsels.
In the meantime, entirely Resonance-related, Peter & Yves of Sendai uploaded a large excerpt of their Berghain performance, for Club Transmediale - last February - to Soundcloud, providing us with a new and exciting sonic language. If this doesn’t make you curious for their performance at Handelsbeurs, April 7th, i surely don’t know what will.
Tickets are still for sale, so head over to the Handelsbeurs site to order them online at a discounted, pre-sale price.