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CASSTL Presents Eric Thielemans: ON RESONANCE

For the occasion of the release of his book publication on resonance and daily magic in the practice of contemporary artists and musicians Eric Thielemans present a time-space score for CASSTL.

A 48 hour score for an exhibition, concerts, quiet space, resonant space, performance, dance, a night time meditative resonant room, a radio stream with conversations, talks and music.

As part of that score, WAV provided a mix consisting of tracks, sounds, voices, notes selected by all invited artists, works that represent resonance for them.

Contributed a piece to the mix: Ad De Jong, Kurt Van Herck, Oren Ambarchi, David Zambrano, Daphné Pascual, Stéphane Schraenen, Josse De Pauw, Charlemagne Palestine, Carla Arocha, Chantal Acda and Eric Thielemans.

We all have a body through which we sense the world around us. One could see our bodies as vessels, spaceships, that allow us to explore a vast variety of modes of being. As human beings we are thrown into this world entering our diverse families and cultures in which a repertoire of ways of being are shared.

We shake hands this way, greet that way, walk this way, hold ourselves straight that way, share our excitement this way, dance in public sometimes if at all that way, sing out loud perhaps sometimes not too much this way, get crazy that way.

Resonance is a culmination of my life in and with music, wherein I explored and continue to do so, the many embodied ways in which we connect ourselves to both our inner field of experience, and the outer world in which we exist.

How to partake in this symphony of being, this dance of molecules that is happening inside and outside of us? Does it not at least sometimes makes you truly wonder whether there is such a clear separation between our so-called inner being and what exists ‘out there’?

And the moment of celebration as dance, does it come to us when we prepare and organise, or does it, more often than we’d like it, elude our grabbing and controlling tendencies? When does magic, that special experience of flow emerge in our contemporary daily lives? And more specifically, how do we, artists, explore, invite and cultivate it today?

This book puts experience first. Experience makes us human. We know something is there, because we experience it. We hear whispers in the trees, the stars and the clouds. We see magic in the eyes of a cat.

  1. Maclou birds – Aural Space Organ – Eric Thielemans
  2. Avaz Of Dashti – Ahmad Ebadi – contribution Ad De Jong 
  3. Arabesque – Cinema Paradiso – contribution Kurt Van Herck 
  4. Stalin- Paul Panhuysen and The Galvanos – contribution Oren Ambarchi
  5. Ej lásko, lásko – Iva Bittová (feat. Antonín Fajt, Babačka, Ivo Viktorin  Vladimír) – contribution David Zambrano 
  6. Rrauw – Cathedral of Ear – Eric Thielemans 
  7. Apex II – Line Gate – contribution Daphné Pascual / WAV
  8. Goldberg Variations 1981 – Glenn Gould – contribution Stéphane Schraenen 
  9. Tom Hay’s Fox – Robert Wyatt – contribution Josse De Pauw 
  10. Thiry 2 – Aural Space Organ – Eric Thielemans
  11. Untitled – Charlemagne Palestine 
  12. Xen – Arca – contribution Carla Arocha
  13. Blue Nile – Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders & Joe Henderson – contribution Ad De Jong 
  14. Conversation Domesticating the Drums Since 1982 – Shazhad Ismaily & Eric Thielemans 
  15. Lullaby For Loved Ones – Bruno Bavota & Chantal Acda – contribution Chantal Acda
  16. Clock – Paul Panhuysen and The Galvanos – contribution Oren Ambarchi
  17. Resonance Talk (excerpt) – Billy Hart & Eric Thielemans 
  18. I Am Sitting in a Room – Alvin Lucier