PROJECT / Selection artists Introspection Music Experience

In April 2019 we launched our Open Call for artists and got a huge response of 60 artists who want to participate in our Introspection Music Experience (IME). Our jury of 4 people (coming from the Mental Health Care and the Arts) made a short list. We invited artists for an interview and decided finally to select Thomas Werbrouck (from the band Krankland) and Chloë Nols (from the band Leonore).

 

For our selection we consulted the Brussels based organisation Poppunt (www.poppunt.be) and we decided together to select 2 solo-artists and launch the call through their platform Vi.be (www.vi.be).

Artists were asked to send us 1 song, a biography and motivation. The jury made a short list from all 60 (!) applications and used criteria like: quality of the music, experience, ability to perform live, able to work with us for the whole period, experience/interest in Mental Health and of course motivation to participate.

 

We received music from very different styles going from reggae, rap, pop, blues, rock, electro to singer-songwriter from all over Belgium. Ages differ from 17 years till people in their mid 50’s. After the interviews with a small selection of artists we decided to go for the next two:

 

Chloë Nols, a philosopher by training and best known as front woman of the Brussels based band Leonore, has been working on a solo project for a few months.  With minimalist sounds, a delicate but penetrating voice and touching texts about the human psyche and the meaning of life, Chloë tries to remind her listeners what they really are.

 "Courage is needed to take off your mask," says Chloe, "you must dare to look at your personal demons and your overall vulnerability. I want to work more around that and I want to make psychic vulnerability more open to discussion."

 

Thomas Werbrouck (from the band Little Trouble Kids) is the brain behind KRANKLAND.

KRANKLAND is a one-way trip through Thomas' musical DNA.  The compass aimed at the great songwriters (Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Tom Waits), has the blood flowing where it can't go: sound experiment (Dirty Three, Johnny Greenwood, Sqürl) travels hand in hand with intimate,  fragile song material.  His debut 'Wanderrooms' (2016) is the poetic and musical sediment of a tropical year, a reflection of heights and lows, of self-doubt versus self-confidence, from demons, satyrs and love.

 

 

 

In the next months we are planning several meetings to start up the collaboration and getting to know each other better. From September on we will start with the Artist in Residencies by both of them at KAOS. They will meet and work several weeks in our residency together with people linked to a mental health facility in Brussels, all having a psychotic vulnerability. Inspired by the encounters they have new material will be created.

In the meantime we are setting up meetings with a music producer, video artists, venues, etc. for the recordings and performances planned in a latter stage of IME.

 

We are very much looking forward to work together with these two fantastic musicians on IME !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROJECT / Selection artists Introspection Music Experience

In April 2019 we launched our Open Call for artists and got a huge response of 60 artists who want to participate in our Introspection Music Experience (IME). Our jury of 4 people (coming from the Mental Health Care and the Arts) made a short list. We invited artists for an interview and decided finally to select Thomas Werbrouck (from the band Krankland) and Chloë Nols (from the band Leonore).

 

For our selection we consulted the Brussels based organisation Poppunt (www.poppunt.be) and we decided together to select 2 solo-artists and launch the call through their platform Vi.be (www.vi.be).

Artists were asked to send us 1 song, a biography and motivation. The jury made a short list from all 60 (!) applications and used criteria like: quality of the music, experience, ability to perform live, able to work with us for the whole period, experience/interest in Mental Health and of course motivation to participate.

 

We received music from very different styles going from reggae, rap, pop, blues, rock, electro to singer-songwriter from all over Belgium. Ages differ from 17 years till people in their mid 50’s. After the interviews with a small selection of artists we decided to go for the next two:

 

Chloë Nols, a philosopher by training and best known as front woman of the Brussels based band Leonore, has been working on a solo project for a few months.  With minimalist sounds, a delicate but penetrating voice and touching texts about the human psyche and the meaning of life, Chloë tries to remind her listeners what they really are.

 "Courage is needed to take off your mask," says Chloe, "you must dare to look at your personal demons and your overall vulnerability. I want to work more around that and I want to make psychic vulnerability more open to discussion."

 

Thomas Werbrouck (from the band Little Trouble Kids) is the brain behind KRANKLAND.

KRANKLAND is a one-way trip through Thomas' musical DNA.  The compass aimed at the great songwriters (Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Tom Waits), has the blood flowing where it can't go: sound experiment (Dirty Three, Johnny Greenwood, Sqürl) travels hand in hand with intimate,  fragile song material.  His debut 'Wanderrooms' (2016) is the poetic and musical sediment of a tropical year, a reflection of heights and lows, of self-doubt versus self-confidence, from demons, satyrs and love.

 

 

 

In the next months we are planning several meetings to start up the collaboration and getting to know each other better. From September on we will start with the Artist in Residencies by both of them at KAOS. They will meet and work several weeks in our residency together with people linked to a mental health facility in Brussels, all having a psychotic vulnerability. Inspired by the encounters they have new material will be created.

In the meantime we are setting up meetings with a music producer, video artists, venues, etc. for the recordings and performances planned in a latter stage of IME.

 

We are very much looking forward to work together with these two fantastic musicians on IME !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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