With his arrangement of Schlummert ein from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Ich habe genuch, Simon Steen-Andersens literally extinguishes the light and movingly depicts Bach’s ‘lullaby of eternal sleep’. In the world-famous Light Music by Thierry De Mey (known from Musique de table), a soloist ‘paints’ light and sound, as it were, via his hands connected to wifi sensors. Serge Verstockt switches off all visual stimuli to clear the path for primal instinctive listening. Through the lighting and blowing out of matches, a surprising and tactile sound sculpture emerges. Mátyás Wettl gives a totally new radical but playful interpretation of the Nocturne‘s compositional form. No piano but 16 light switches guarantee a virtuoso world wind of light and sound.
– Serge Verstockt: Part I from DRIE (2007/2022)
– Thierry De Mey: Light Music (2004/2021)
– Simon Steen-Andersen: Schlummert ein (2013)
– Mátyás Wettl: Nocturne (2017)
Elisa Medinilla, keyboard, performer
Yves Goemaere, performer
Wannes Gonnissen, sound
Robin Goossens, business manager
Pieter Matthynssens, artistic director, cello
Thomas Moore, trombone, performer, soloist Light Music
Xavier Meeus, sound, video Light Music
Stefan Prins, artistic director
Dries Tack, performer
Veerle Vervoort, production
The electronics for Light Music have been renewed and revised in 2021 by Patrick Delges and Xavier Meeus of the Centre Henri Pousseur.