Repertoire

2021 - Individual Projects

by Lukas De Clerck, Sebastian Dingens, Anne van de Star, Joost Van Duppen & Eveline Vervliet

Also in 2020, every member of Collectief Publiek Geluid focuses on an individual project. They work towards a Symposium to present all of the projects in a collaborative format.

All projects are in collaboration with C-Takt and Musica, Impulse Centre for Music

The Post-modern Troubadour

by Lukas De Clerck

Where the romantic withdraws and draws inspiration from nature, Lukas De Clerck departs from the city, industry and noise as a framework for his research in public space.

 

An intuitive, practice-oriented research with as main output a collaboration project with Amber Meulenijzer, PAESAGGIMMAGINATI.
In this project, De Clerck enters into a dialogue with Sardinian nature and sound culture using a 12-head intercom system as a membrane, mounted on the roof of a Saab 900.

WebSoundArt

by Eveline Vervliet

Web art is a type of digital art that take splaces exclusively on the internet. (Interactivity is an important feauture of many web artworks.)
How can sound art obtain a fully-fledged place within this art branch?

 

Eveline Vervliet researches the possibilities and limits of soundart on the internet. This research will be presented on an online blog in 2022, with articles about the origin, aesthetics and future of web art.

2020 - Individual Projects

by Lukas De Clerck, Sebastian Dingens, Anne van de Star, Joost Van Duppen & Eveline Vervliet

In 2020, every member of Collectief Publiek Geluid focused on an individual project. Throughout the year, they supported each other artistically during inspiring feedback sessions. In autumn, they went into residency and searched for a way to connect all projects. The result could be seen during the expo-route of OORtreders in the studio of Lucas Pellens.

All projects are in collaboration with C-Takt and Musica, Impulse Centre for Music

Silence after the Explosion in Silicone Valley

 

by Anne Van de Star

What remains of our administrative systems when access to the virtual world is cut off? What then happens at the surface, the contact point between information and body?

Sound artist Anne van de Star decouples touching screens from its goal-oriented function of digital communication and access to knowledge, and brings it back to its essence: the meeting of solid and flexible matter, of skin, breath and glass.

How deep can we go if we stay on the surface and what information is hidden behind the screens?

More info here

Developed and presented at PAF and PostX.

Gargars

 

by Lukas De Clerck

The remains of a flood. The water takes shape and creates a deepness in which it does not know what is hiding.

 

Gargars is a project on the border between musicality, performance and visual art. Artist Lukas De Clerck explores garglin in many ways, starting from distinct art froms. Through actions, in situ performances, paintings, drawings, concerts and audiovisual documentation, he investigates the tension between public space and an abstract imaginary world.

More info here

Video credits Laura Brand

Public Sound from a World in Quarantine

 

by Eveline Vervliet

The corona virus has a major impact on our way of living. That is clearly noticeable in public space. Some public places are made inaccessible, others empty spontaneously, and what remains are bare, quiet places. Or not?

When a certain soundscape disappears, other sound sources seize the opportunity to occupy a louder (sonic) place in the landscape. During the pandemic, birds have been enjoying this space to the fullest.

How do people experience the changed function, shape and sound of public space? Eveline Vervliet tries to document this with a collection of sound recordings and experiences.

More info here

HIDDEN SOUND SERIES:
Dusk of Hope

 

by Joost Van Duppen

Dusk of Hope is part of the Hidden Sound Series, a series that focuses on the ecology of the sound landscape.

 

The whole world is ravaged by a pandemic. Many places where people use to gather are deserted. The economy is virtually standing still. In order to contain the pandemic, many restrictions are imposed and you are only allowed to move around for essential reasons, or take a walk in your own neighbourhood.

 

As a result, there are far fewer cars and trains, but also almost no planes in the air. The ambient sounds that we never or rarely hear whisper in our ear. Dusk of Hope reflects the hope that arises during the pandemic in a soundscape that takes place in the dark.

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Greenhouse Conversations

 

Community garden, Sankt Vith (BE)

with Vincent Caers, Lukas De Clerck, Sebastian Dingens, Anne van de Star, Joost Van Duppen & Eveline Vervliet

The artists of Collectief Publiek Geluid and architect Willem Coenen are working during Eastern hollidays together with the inhabitants of Sankt Vith on a sound art work.

Meakusma Festival invited Collectief Publiek Geluid to create a permanent sound artwork together with the inhabitants of Sankt Vith. Greenhouse Conversations is a sound conservatory where vegetables, herbs and sound are sown and harvested. In the spring of 2020 Collectief Publiek Geluid will have conversations with various residents on the subject "the garden". Together they will build a place for peace and sound on the outskirts of the city; in the community garden of the social organization Patchwork vzw located next to the RAveL, a bicycle track covering the old railways that used to connect different parts of Wallonia. Curious? Follow their process here or come and have a look for yourself, in person. 

In coproduction with Patchwork vzw, Stad Sankt-Vith, Meakusma Festival and Atelier Scheldeman (Willem Coenen)

FOREST STUDIES:  Musical night-time walk with performances. Besides being a collection of sound art, Klankenbos is also a lab for musical creation in open space. In essence, it is one big, natural stage made out of sand, branches and wind. For the Klankenbos Nocturne, the young creators of Collectief Publiek Geluid created performances specifically for Klankenbos. They built a series of studies, ‘études’ with whom they investigate the acoustic and musical qualities of an outdoor place.

Binaural recording, montage & mixagedoor Willem Sannen
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Forest Study 1: Stemmingsbeweging (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Thomas Vanden Eynde & Anne Van de Star

 

The night-time walk begins with an audiovisual performance by electronic musicians Thomas Vanden Eynde and Anne Van de Star. The pair will take over the Radio Forest sound installation and transform the wood that the building is made into one huge, architectural speaker. Using microphones and effects, they will capture sounds from the audience and surroundings and transform them into a foggy sonic blur. While the audience is listening around Radio Forest, a performance will emerge inside in which video, smoke and sound combine.

 

Forest Study 1
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Forest Study 2: Megaphones and Speakers (15’)

 

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Sebastian Dingens, Thomas Vanden Eynden, Anne Van de Star & Vincent Caers

 

Sound artist Sebastian Dingens created a spatial music composition for four speakers and four megaphone holders at Klankenbos Nocturne. The speakers are arranged in a static, square formation. The megaphones, however, move around the public with sounds recorded live, approaching more closely or disappearing into the distance. By experimenting with distance and position in total darkness, the group creates a penetrating psycho-acoustic listening experience.

Forest Study 2
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Forest Study 3: We are trying to have a conversation (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Lukas De Clerck, Maika Garnica, Thomas Van Walle, Sebastian Dingens & Dries Peeters

 

The group performance ‘We are Trying to have a Conversation’ is based on whistling as an element of composition. By considering whistling as a means of communication, the whistlers embark upon a dialogue with each other and the audience. In this piece, a whistling orchestra seeks out the borders of musicality as borne by whistling. The whistlers make their way around the audience in complete darkness, putting sensory perception to the test.

Forest Study 4: Etudes in het duister (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Eveline Vervliet (composition, violin), Michael Van Dijk (electric guitar) & Vincent Caers (percussion)

 

Composer Eveline Vervliet has written a new piece for percussion, electric guitar and violin. It is a composition in three parts, with light as an important structuring factor. Lamps hang above the three musicians, with a play of light effects running in synchrony with the music. The piece is an ingenious combination of contemporary composition, light art and theatrical performance.

Forest Study 3
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Forest Study 4
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Forest Study 5: A tent (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

‘A tent’ is a visual and sound performance held in and around a camping tent. The tent is the starting point for a bizarre-sounding installation that improvises with objects and the surroundings. The audience can only guess at what is going on inside the tent, and are drawn into a story of imagination, suggestion and coincidence.

Forest Study 5
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Forest Study 6: Sound Objects (15’)

 

Klankenbos Nocturne

with Collectief Publiek Geluid and Maika Garnica

Klankenbos, Neerpelt (BE)

Performers: Maika Garnica, Thomas Vanden Eynde, Eveline Vervliet, Dries Peeters, Thomas Van Walle & Anne Van de Star

 

The visual artist Maika Garnica makes ceramic sculptures that can also be played as musical instruments: ‘sound objects’. Especially for the Klankenbos Nocturne, Musica has invited the members of the Public Sound Collective to create a musical performance with these sound objects. The instruments were designed from a visual artist’s perspective, with no regard for tonality or traditional instrumental skills, which leads to unusual, refreshing sound colours.

Forest Study 6
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Church Square 1: GALM

 

Klankenstroom

Markt, Westerlo (BE)

Collectief Publiek Geluid presented its first project in a public space at Klankenstroom in Westerlo on Sunday 1 October 2017, led by Maja Jantar. Twelve young makers took over Westerlo market to investigate the reverberations behind the familiar sound of the bells in St. Lambert’s Church. The collective aimed to respond to the sound by interacting with the church bells as a sound object, thus focusing attention on the reverberations. Sounds that usually fall silent and are lost became audible and resonated across Westerlo market square. The map of the market structured the performance like a kind of score. The performance was presented four times. Four times, the collective plucked the resonance from the church tower.

Instrumentation
Church bells: Lukas De Clerck, Dries Peeters, Thomas van Walle and Sebastian Dingens
Trio 1: Anne Van de Star (electronics), Eveline Vervliet (violin), Thomas Van Walle (guitar)
Trio 2: Joost Van Duppen (electronics), Vincent Caers (percussion), Stef Verpraet (saxophone)
Trio 3: Thomas Van den Eynde (electronics), Robbe Van Doorsselaere (bass), Nick Van Elsen (cornet)

Klankenstroom photo album