12.01.2020 Flagey, Brussels (BE) (8.2 Performance)
30.06.2019 Albanova Festival, Alden Biesen (BE) | (Wave Field Synthesis Performance)
17.05.2019 De Singel, Antwerp (BE) | (8.2 Performance)
Bert Cools: Electric Guitar, Synth and Samples
Dries Laheye: Bass Guitar, Bass Synth and Samples
Stijn Cools: Drums and Samples
Vito Willems: Multispeaker Surround Design and Control
Dante, MIDI-Converter-Controller, Computer, MIDI-Converter, Soundcard, Speakers (8.2, 192.8 Wave Field Synthesis)
Sound processing in Max/MSP, 4D-Engine & Monitor, WFS Collider
The trio HOERA., a project of the granvat-collective with Stijn and Bert Cools and Dries Laheye, produces music radiating intimacy and peace. With clear compositions and accurate improvisations, they create a unique sound that combines influences from electronic music, jazz, film music and pop songs. After the albums Pracht, Beestentijd and ≈, HOERA. presents the new album Jaunu for which the group collaborated with the 24-headed Lithuanian chamber choir Jauna Muzika. With their own recorded material from this chamber choir, HOERA. weaves new structures and songs.
For this project I was invited to explore the notion on space as a musical embodiment for the album Jaunu by HOERA.,, developing a custom software structure in collaboration with the software of 4DSOUND for the conductment of a realtime choreography at any given live performance situation. Besides the varibility of adaptation for a wide range of louspeakers, a custom version for the Game of Life, a 192-channel Wave Field Synthesis system in the Hague running on WFS-Collider has been developed. The environment functions herein as an instrument that explores the depth of the space combined with the textures and qualities of the live generated material.