Musical team

E-XXI in collaboration with HERMESensemble

Karin Broeckhove (cello)
Marc Maes (piano)
Gaetan La Mela, Corneel van der Vaart, Pieter Bernaert (percussion)
Danielle Denul, Rino Sokol (reciters)
Bob Mees, Floris Van Hoof (projectionist)
Juan Parra Cancino (sound)
Karin de Fleyt (general management)

After two years of gathering, restoring, analysing and reformulating, this audio-visual play by Belgian composer Lucien Goethals will finally get on stage again. It was written in 1967 for 2 speakers, magnetophones, film projection, cello, piano and 3 percussionists but because of technical difficulties, the piece was performed only a few times since.

VENSTERS gained importance as the first Belgian expanded film, mixing analogue and digital media.

Flutist Karin de Fleyt brings the work back to life, performing and recording it with contemporary music collective HERMESensemble.

Moreover, she integrates a text by poet Jan van der Hoeven in this filmic concert. Van der hoeven was a great source of inspiration for Lucien Goethals and finally  their encounters and collaborations become tangible on stage.