The dynamic vocal ensemble HYOID will introduce the first Transit evening with a premiere by Bernhard Lang, this year’s featured composer. Anyone who witnessed HYOID working with Jennifer Walshe in 2017 is certainly already ordering tickets by now. You can expect to find the singers and electric guitar in a circle surrounded by the audience, who in turn are surrounded by loudspeakers and the IRCAM electronics wizards’ Ambisonics technology. Rarely will Bernhard Lang’s intense motifs have sounded so intimate and overwhelming. And intimate means limited seating, so that’s why they’ll perform it twice in one evening!
CO-PRODUCTION IRCAM, MANIFESTE, DE BIJLOKE, ESPACE SENGHOR
Bernhard Lang: GAME 245: The Mirror Stage (premiere)
Bernhard Lang studied at the Bruckner Konservatorium and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, among others with Hermann Markus Pressl and Georg Friedrich Haas. Since 1988 he’s teaching music theory, harmony and counterpoint in Graz, and since 2003 he has been appointed as a professor in composition. His work list include, alongside many compositions, several sound installations as well as music theater pieces such as his Theater of Repetitions (2003) and I hate Mozart (2006) in which he explores the ideas of difference/repetition. His work is performed at various important venues and festivals, such as the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, the Salzburger Festspiele and Donaueschingen.
HYOID (/ˈhaɪɔɪd/) is a Brussels based group of vocal soloists specialized in new music. The classically trained singers’ vast experience and extended techniques enables HYOID to approach every production with an open mind. The group strives to challenge and expand the traditional concert formats, while cultivating close partnerships with composers, performers and artists of its generation. HYOID performs a cappella as well as with instruments, tape or electronics, and adapts its line-up to each production. (photo: Graham Hardy)
Fabienne Seveillac & Els Mondelaers, mezzo-sopranos
Andreas Halling, tenor
Tiemo Wang, baritone
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe
Guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe is a dedicated performer of the music of today. He holds master's degrees from the Conservatory of Ghent and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He performed concerts all over the world both as soloist as in different formations, among others he's a permanent member of electric guitar quartet Zwerm, which he co-founded in 2007, and of Nadar Ensemble. In 2015 he released his first solo CD on the New York label Carrier-records, which was internationally acclaimed in Wire Magazine and others.