Open Circuit Event In Belgium THIS SATURDAY

FatCat’s ongoing Open Circuit event series at kunstencentrum BELGIE in Hasselt, Belgium continues this weekend, with the seventh in our almost-yearly series of events there. Taking place this Saturday 4th December, this year's line-up sees an adventurous mixture of organic and electronic, hard and soft, loud and quiet, maximal and minimal.

Our latest signing, Icelandic composer Johann Johannson will play a collaborative set with cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, a regular member of Mum. Dusseldorf-based pianist / composer Hauschka will make a very rare performance of his Ghost Piano collaboration with film-maker Jeff Desom. Black Dice, who recorded two albums for FatCat in the early '00s, return with their brilliant psychedelic melt-scapes. Finland’s Lau Nau brings her home-baked layerings of wintery post-folk and gorgeous crystalline vocals. Growing offer a kaleidoscope of spiralling, avant-drone-pop, whilst Antenna Farm return to Belgie with a freeform layered mess of fried electronics, laptop processing, impovised guitar flicker and field recording.

Beyond the purely musical, there will once again be a series of installations and film screenings as we attempt to transform the venue into a lively and immersive creative space. Shobo Shobo (who provided artwork for Aoki Takamasa & Tujiko Noriko's album, '28') will be contributing their own incredible live art / installation work, in the form of a collection of masks and a new live-drawing performance project under the name Michelles Fusain. Brighton-based performer / artist Rowena Easton will be lacing things together with volleys of rapid-fire spoken word, and we'll be showing a host of films by FatCat-related artists and directors (including a feature-length Vashti Bunyan documentary, a series of recent film work by Semiconductor, and showreel from directors Jeff Desom (includinga brand new Hauschka video), Overture, and Danny Perez (including Animal Collective's new 'Oddsac' film).

All in all, this year's event should hopefully provide another feast for the eyes, ears, mind and heart. Here’s the full details:

Saturday 4th December
Kulturcentrum BELGIE, Hasselt, BE.
Johann Johannson & Hildur Gudnadottir
Black Dice
Hauschka & Jeff Desom present Ghost Piano
Lau Nau
Antenna Farm
Michelles Fusain

plus spoken word from Rowena Easton, installations from Shobo Shobo and FatCat.
plus cinema room with:
Danny Perez / Animal Collective film Oddsac
Kieran Evans’ Vashti Bunyan documentary From Here To Before
6 new / recent films by Semiconductor
Jef Desom showreel
Overture showreel
plus others TBC

LOCATION: kunstencentrum BELGIE, Burgemeester Bollenstraat 54, 3500 Hasselt
START: 15h00
Tickets: Online pre-sales Ticketmatic > EUR 15 (members BELGIE) / EUR 18 (non members) // Desk > EUR 18 (members BELGIE) / EUR 20 (non members)
Funded with the support of Pop in Limburg…

about 5 years ago



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