What would you expect when a singing violinist and a dancing flutist interact? In this project two musicians explore how the simple act of moving results in the ability to connect by means of sound. From this common breeding ground, moves and sounds develop into a shared musical vocabulary. Body percussion, dance and visual art coincide, affect and transform each other.
Stamping your foot, merely breathing, or bowing on a string and blowing into a flute, all become one continuum. At the same time this performance is about the musician’s struggle with gravity, the limitations of the body and the stubbornness of the musical instrument while trying to connect.
This performance will sometimes be serious, sometimes witty, but always charming. The warm tones of the instruments and voices and the diversity of musical styles add to a sounding experience that will bond and fascinate both children and adults.
Sonus Movens is a narrative experience trought sounds, movements and images.
Lievenka Van de Meirssche is a Czech-Belgian artist. She completed her Master of Arts as a classical flutist at Koninklijk Conservatorium Gent. Soon she developed into a multi-faceted musician. As a freelance performer she is involved in a broad range of projects. What binds them together is her urge to improvise. No wonder she’s interested in all musical styles that feature improvisation, including classical, jazz, bossa nova, tango, flamenco, sufi, baroque, as well as contemporary compositions.
As a teacher, she runs a project for children where music improvisation and composition are the heart, the essence of the matter. Her pupils finish each year with a concert during which they proudly share their own creations (http://lievenka.wix.com/impro).
Throughout her life Lievenka has always been fascinated by many kinds of art. She loves to play music, to paint, act and dance. More and more she tries to integrate these different passions into her performances and projects. For her, after all, art is a synesthetic experience.
“For me each sound and each silence creates a new moment which dissipates into space. Each time the sounds are temporary in their newness. Like nature searching her way in many colours, music searches her own way in sounds. These sounds together with visual art and movement, as they develop in time, constitute the basics of existence and remind me of the intangible wholeness of life.”
Edwin Vanvinckenroye's music stands for hand-made "imprositions" (improvisations and compositions) for vocals and violin, in other words, contemporary troubadour singer-songwriting. The song structures, a typical non-sense language and arousing rhythms are it's starting point. It is impossible to pin Edwin Vanvinckenroye down, as he was involved in very diverse music genres. Edwin was active in alternative pop, ambient, electro, folk circles, as well as music theatre. He was a driven rock drummer, singer songwriter, violinist in different folk bands, qualified philosopher,... Troissoeur is the group with which Edwin was very successful for 13 years. The last couple of years he has been working in silence on the elaboration of his musical project by integrating several styles and influences, and by incorporating an intense collaboration with different artists.
Borned in Porto Alegre, Abel Roland is a Brazilian award winner musician, composer and filmmaker. Graduated in Musical Composition and Cinema.
As filmmaker, he made more than ten movies and also was responsible for the screenwriting, direction, photography, edition, sound designer and soundtrack. His movies was participated on several festivals around the world.
Also worked as sound engineer several times in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba and Spain. Cooperated in the organization of the Festival Contemporâneo-RS and created, together with Bruno Ângelo the concert series Música de POA.
Since 2011, he moves to Barcelona, where’s currently studying a PhD degree at Pompeu Fabra University.