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Cardo: Improvised Music in Brussels

Collectif Inaudible: Cardo: Improvised Music in Brussels (Emanem)

Collection of twelve duo, trio and quartet improvisations featuring various artists from the European scene that were recorded over a four years at an improvisation workshop in Brussels.

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UPC: 030243412228

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 4122
Squidco Product Code: 5678

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded in Brussels between 2001 and 2005.


Twelve duo, trio and quartet improvisations by: Roald Baudoux-electroacoustics

Jose Bedeur-cello

Jean Demey-bass clarinet & doublebass

Jean-Jacques Duerinckx-baritone & sopranino saxophones

Léon Laffut-piano

Nicole Legros-voice

Jan Huib Nas-acoustic guitars & banjo

Mara Pigeon-voice

Pat Riské-percussion

Fabrizio Rota-synthesizer

Adelheid Sieuw-flutes

Guy Strale-piano, clarinet, percussion, etc

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg-voice

plus guests: Jim Denley-flutes

Nicolas Rombouts-doublebass

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"This disc focused on the openness of a music improvisation workshop that Strale and artist Philippe Legris founded in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 1976. They wanted it to be open to everyone wishing to discover sounds, self-expression and collective improvisation without any rules and scores. This workshop was held together with a monthly concert featuring the who's who of the then burgeoning scene of improvised music. It has continued since then, and is still at the core process of all the music of CARDO."-Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

Artist Biographies

"Jean-Jacques Duerinckx: Saxophonist, sound artist and performer, composer, improviser

Practicing mainly the sopranino and baritone saxophones, and first influenced by Steve Lacy, Antonny Braxton, John Surman, Hamiet Bluiett; his meetings with saxophonists Lol Coxhill and later Michel Doneda were finally decisive - guiding his playing to a world where material sound and abstract melodies coexist and intermingle.Always been sensitive to the visual arts, he is interested in electro-acoustic music, sound art and particularly to "soundscapes".Influenced by R. Murray Schafer, he collaborates with other forms of artistic expression by contribution with the unique color of his instrument's own rare vocal qualities which he also uses for his sound creations.

His idea of ​​using the sound material of the instrument as energy vector forms one of the cornerstones of his artistic expression.Instrumentalist, working mainly sound, breath, multiphonics tunes, the richness of the tones and modes of contemporary plays; being intuitive he strives to evolve in a world where the sound materialises while finding its inspiration.He played together with many renowned musicians of the world of free improvised music such as
Lol Coxhill
John Russell
Paul Rutherford
Jim Denley
Jacques Foschia
Peter Jacquemyn
Tatsuya Nakatani
Pascal Marzan
Adam Bohman
Roger Turner
Dan Warburton
Sabu Toyozumi
Phil Wachsmann
Martin Klapper ... for just naming a few.

He is convinced of the richness of exchange between artists of all modes of expression and cares for conveying his passion for all sort of sound phenomenona.Contrasting his work with other modes of expression where freedom, exchange, energy, presence, letting go are the key principles; in parallel he researches in transdisciplinary manner to confront his sound expertise with other modes of artistic expression such as visual arts, performance, contemporary dance by collaborating with for example Harold Schellinx, Patricia Kuypers, Frank Baubois, Pascale Gille, Isako Horikawa, Peter M Friess.

He also organises workshops for sound expression by bringing together musicians and sound artists and is very active in the baritone saxophone experimental rock music scene in Brussels and elsewhere.

In March 2011, he founded with cellist Matthieu Safatly: ONE MOMENT FREE IMPROV ! - a flexible form dedicated to free improvisation and promoting the encounter between artists."

-Jean-Jacques Duerinckx Website (

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"Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg ( JM VS ). Voice, performance, improvised music. Brussels. Born 1955. Member of Brussels' Inaudible Collective & Workshops since 1984. Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg develops vocal improvisation and voice extended techniques from low throat singing to high falsetto, overtones and yodels, mouth noises etc.. . " Phonoetry " (phonésie in french) describes the poésie sonore of his solo voice performance " ORYNX " (Orynx -Phonésie cd Inaudible 003.)

Solos in London, Lille, Slovakia, Liège and Brussels. Interested in telepathic interplay and adapting his sounds with different partners/ groupings. Worked with pianist Guy Strale and percussion poet and graphic artist Kris Vanderstraeten,first as a guitar player(...). Became vocalist gradually since the early 90's. Gingko 4 -JMVS, Guy Strale, flutist Adelheid Sieuw and guitarist Jan-Huib Nas- performed some years. (Freedom of The City 2006 cd Emanem 4139). Duos: guitarist John Russell, percussionnist Javier Carmona, singer Mara Pigeon, G. Strale, A. Sieuw and guitarist Pascal Marzan. The Mercelis Concert: John Russell / JM VS / Jean Demey (dblebass) cd Inaudible 006. SUREAU : Kris Vanderstraeten / Jean Demey / Van Schouwburg (Creative Sources CS112). Garden Gift: Adelheid Sieuw / John Russell / Jean Demey / JM VS Hurta Cordel 08 Madrid Performed with Jacques Foschia, Mike Goyvaerts, Lawrence Casserley, Paul Hubweber, Gianni Mimmo, David Leahy, Phil Minton and Ute Wassermann, Marco Loprieno, Jacques Fauville, Jean Coulon, José Bedeur, Michaël Delia,Timo Van Luyck, Hugh Metcalfe....

Festivals: Freedom of the City London, Sons Libérés Brussels, Hermes Ear Nitra, La Malterie Lille, Bevrijdt de Muziek Antwerpen, Hard Gaan Hasselt, Hurta Cordel 2008 Madrid with Garden Gift, R de Choc 08 Paris. Benjamin Péret's Poems Performance with Jacques Foschia's radios. Workestra of Inaudible.Since 1999, Inaudible has organized continuously workshops & concerts with Belgian and Foreign improvisers in Brussels. Inaudible members : Strale / JM VS / Nas / Sieuw / Loprieno / Legros / Demey etc... JMVS writes on the subject of improvised musics and his "Spontaneous Music Ensemble and John Stevens' Story" (1965-1994) was published in french magazine Improjazz.

Current groups are : Sureau with Kris Vanderstraeten percussion and Jean Demey double bass. Duos with Marjolaine Charbin piano and Audrey Lauro, sax alto. Garden Gift with Jean Demey, John Russell, guitar, Adelheid Sieuw, flutes & J-MVS. MouthWind with Lawrence Casserley and players Hubweber, Charbin, Sieuw and Foschia.

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg belongs to the band : Adam Bohman / Zsolt Sörès/ Oli Mayne/ J-M Van Schouwburg. Works with composer and electro-acoustic musician Dario Palermo. Projects and performances with Adelheid Sieuw, John Russell, Lawrence Casserley, Jacques Foschia, Gianni Mimmo, Angelo Contini, Paul Dunmall, Paul Hubweber and some others. Performed also with Mike Goyvaerts, Mara Pigeon, David Leahy, Javier Carmona, Phil Minton, Ute Wassermann, Pascal Marzan, Dan Warburton, Pat Wichers, Gianni Mimmo, Enzo Rocco, Stefano Giust, Mick Beck, John Jasnoch, Hugh Metcalfe, Heddy Boubeker, .... Extracts of Orynx were selected in Peter Strickland's Katalin Varga soundtrack. Will play his singer's role in the movie Berberian Sound Studio of director Strickland."

-M-Etropolis (

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Track Listing:

1. Aux Portes Du Temps 3:22

2. Dévoyés 2:10

3. Festina Lente 6:48

4. Sur Le Fil 15:48

5. Improbable 2:52

6. Vents Croisés 3:38

7. Yem Tuf 5:54

8. Strasina 2:19

9. Aigue-Marine 7:18

10. Dans La Courbure Du Temps 8:09

11. Sayonara 3:46

12. Grande Rue Au Bois 10:26

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
EMANEM & psi
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