With the good weather announced for this weekend, the presentation of the installation Chaises musicales by Pierre Berthet will take place outside! Event location: RAVI – entrance via Rue Vivegnis 251, 4000 Liège. The reservation is mandatory by this link © Maison Salvan
Following the sanitary measures in force (COVID-19) the Festival Images Sonores 2021 is presented this year in an alternative form. A series of concerts will take place in autumn, in Liège, Mons and Brussels, including the creation of the work Eco Ricercata by Denis Bosse, accompanied by a film by Isabelle Françaix. During the usual period of the festival, in the spring, we will make several recordings of the planned projects. On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May, the sound installation Chaises Musicales by Pierre Berthet, developed during a residency at the RAVI, will be accessible to the public, from 2 to 5 pm, in the courtyard between the RAVI and the Créahm. For any information and reservation, you can consult the agenda. © Salvan House
The jury, made up of personalities from contemporary music such as Michel Fourgon, Marianne Pousseur, Gilles Gobert, Malika Kishino, Claude Ledoux, Daan Janssens and Marie-Isabelle Collart awarded the Henri Pousseur Prize 2019-2020 to Alithéa Ripoll. Trained at the Royal Conservatory of Liège and winner of the André Souris Prize (2015), Alithéa Ripoll will receive as part of the Henri Pousseur Prize a grant for the development of a new mixed composition, which will be presented on December 11, 2020 at the Théâtre de Liège during an evening in collaboration with the Province of Liège and the ça balance musique contemporaine program.
Given the current circumstances related to Covid-19, the Centre Henri Pousseur, in consultation with all partners, has taken the decision to cancel the Images Sonores 2020 festival, which was supposed to start on April 30. We regret to have to take this decision today, but given the current situation, it is no longer possible to guarantee the organisation of the festival, as well as the artistic level targeted. It is difficult to disappoint the public and artists in this way, and we thank everyone for the expressions of support and understanding already received. Together with the various partners, the Centre Henri Pousseur is currently studying the possibility of presenting the various programmes at a later date or integrating them into new initiatives. Several creations of the festival will be discovered during the concert as part of the 50th anniversary of the Centre in Brussels (the Senghor), on 24 October 2020. As soon as the new dates of the various projects are decided, they will be communicated through the usual communication channels of the Centre Henri Pousseur. © The Comet
Following the situation related to Covid-19 several concerts are cancelled:- The concert of the composition & mixed composition classes of the Royal Conservatory of Liège (L'An Vert, March 19) – the Electrocution festival in Brest, from March 26 to 28- A Page of Madness, in Flagey (April 2), NTGent (April 3) and Amsterdam (April 25). We will inform you as soon as new dates for these concerts are set.
This year the Centre Henri Pousseur celebrates its 50th anniversary! A step that we obviously do not want to let go unnoticed, and that we will highlight with several productions and special collaborations throughout the year. Thus, in February, Buñuels L'Âge d'Or, with music for six percussionists, piano and electronics by Martin Matalon, will be on the program in Liège; at the Concertgebouw in Bruges, we will create a new work for cello and electronics by Daan Janssens, with Arne Deforce (cello). Before releasing a new edition of the Images Sonores festival, we will present in April, with the exceptional musicians of the Revue Blanche ensemble, the film project A Page of Madness (Japanese cult film of 1926) with another ambitious new score by Daan Janssens, to be discovered in Flagey, at the NTGent, and at the Muziekgebouw aan het Ij (Amsterdam). We are waiting for you!
Awarded in odd-numbered years, the Henri Pousseur Prize rewards a young laureate of a Conservatory of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Conditions of access: 1. be a composer (student or graduate) regularly enrolled in one of the three Royal Conservatories of the French Community (Brussels, Liège, Mons) or the IMEP. 2. be under the age of 35 on the contest closing date. 3. provide a detailed curriculum vitae and an attestation from the director of the institution attended. 4. provide the score and recording (on CD or other medium) of a mixed work as well as the score of a work of your choice. Nominations for the Henri Pousseur Prize 2019 must be sent no later than 8 January 2020. More information
On 27 November 2019, the Centre Henri Pousseur received the Prix Musiques 2019 awarded by the Province of Liège, for its support for the creation and dissemination of mixed music.
On June 16, composer Paul Pankert will present his new project at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen (IKOB), in line with the glorious bodies project of the artist Sophie Langhor. In this project, Pankert contrasts new works with earlier compositions for recorder, harpsichord and violin. On July 2nd, the Centre Henri Pousseur will perform Signale zur Invasion at the Time of Music festival in Viitasaari (Finland), with Thomas Moore (trombone) and Klaas Verpoest (video). agenda
From April 26 to May 26, 2019, the Centre Henri Pousseur presents the 20th edition of its Images Sonores festival, dedicated to mixed music. During this anniversary edition, which will take place for the first time in the spring, the Centre Henri Pousseur offers a program focused on five consecutive weekends.Cultural houses and surprising places form the stage for a wide spectrum of musical creations and performances: in Liège at the Musée de la Boverie and the Botanical Garden as well as at the Park, in Brussels at Flagey and at La Montagne Magique.The acoustic sounds will enter into an exciting dialogue with their electronic extension, sent into space by the speakers. At the center is the particular experience of the listener, immersed in the unique sound universe of each creation in its own space. Discover the concerts in the agenda
In February, the Centre Henri Pousseur and the Ensemble Hopper will present 7 recent works by young European musicians, selected by the ECCO network. On February 18, Espace Senghor will host a workshop with the selected composers. On February 19, the 7 compositions will be performed during a concert.The Centre Henri Pousseur will be back at the Espace Senghor in March, on the occasion of the annual festival "Deux Visages des Musiques électroacoustiques". The program of this concert includes – in addition to a work for percussion and electronics by the French composer Yann Robin – three mixed compositions developed in the Liège studio (A. Farhang, E. Delafosse, F. Roofer).
In the coming months, the Centre Henri Pousseur will present multiple creations by, among others, Paul Pankert, Christian Klinkenberg, Malika Kishino, Tony Di Napoli, Sarah Wéry, Rutger Muller, Eliott Delafosse and François Couvreur. In addition to numerous concerts in Belgium, the Centre Henri Pousseur will also perform in France, the Netherlands, England and the United States. Discover the details of the programs in our agenda! © Sarah Anke
On 8 September 2018, a new work for overtone and electronic singing by Wolfgang Delnui will be premiered at the Meakusma festival in Eupen. More information
During the show EMRUZ-Vandaag-Aujourd'hui, three new pieces with electronics will be created. These are compositions by Alireza Farhang (La chouette aveugle II for piano and electronics) and Jean-Luc Fafchamps (Khorram ân ruz for mezzo, ensemble and electronics) and Lettre Soufie 'Ain (Now) for ensemble and electronics). For more information, see the agenda:24 April25 April26 April In collaboration with the HERMESensemble
Deadline for submission of applications (cover letter and detailed CV): 6/4/2018 The job offer consists of a fixed-term contract (CDD) of 6 months with the possibility of extension, possibly, to a contract of indefinite duration (CDI). The start of the office is scheduled for 20/8/2018.
Extension until January 31, 2018 !! Awarded in odd-numbered years, the Henri Pousseur Prize (composition prize) rewards a young laureate of a Conservatory of the French Community wallonia Brussels. Endowed with an amount of € 1,500, it consists in the commission of a mixed work (instrumentarium to be negotiated with the Center) that the Centre Henri Pousseur will create as part of the Festival Images Sonores 2018. Applications must be sent by 31 January 2018. More information
From October 7 to December 17, 2017, the Centre Henri Pousseur will present the 19th edition of its IMAGES SONORES festival. Six meetings in Liège and Brussels will allow lovers and curious people of mixed music to explore this sound universe that brings acoustic instruments and electronic sounds into dialogue.During the opening weekend, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October at the Théâtre de Liège, the festival will pay tribute to the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who died 10 years ago.On Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November, at the Musée de la Boverie, the second part of the festival will notably illustrate the art of collective improvisation and open composition with magnetic tape, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatory of Liège. On Saturday, December 9, the Franco-Argentine composer Martin Matalon will be in the spotlight at the Monos Art Gallery in Liège, with the performance of Traces VIII and Traces X, respectively for violin and for accordion and electronics.The program of this evening will also include the Passacaille for marimba and electronics by Pierre Bartholomée.On Sunday, December 17, IMAGES SONORES returns to Flagey for its closing concert, which will build bridges between music and technology. As part of the 15th anniversary of the cooperation agreement between Lithuania and the French Community of Belgium, Vykintas Baltakas and the Lithuanian Ensemble Network will present a programme with, among others, Light Music by Thierry De Mey, Music of Falling Sounds by Vykintas Baltakas, and a creation by Stéphane Orlando (the latter two pieces having been conceived in the studios of the Centre Henri Pousseur).
In the category of contemporary music, Sara Picavet and Benjamin Glorieux won the prize with their album "En blanc et noir".There are the pieces Trois chants pour mieux voir for cello and prepared piano by Jean-Luc Fafchamps, the Sonata for cello and piano by Claude Debussy, and (… nada.) for cello, piano and electronics by Daan Janssens (commissioned and produced at the Centre Henri Pousseur).
In the category "Contemporary music", two discs with the Centre Henri Pousseur were nominated for the Octaves de la Musique: for the antarctica label, the superb record "En blanc et noir", with Benjamin Glorieux and Sara Picavet, and works by Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Claude Debussy and Daan Janssens ((… nada.) for piano, cello and electronics, commissioned by the Centre Henri Pousseur). But also this famous feat and double CD for the label of Aeon, with the works for cello and electronics of Richard Barrett, directed by Arne Deforce, Yutaka Oya and the Centre Henri Pousseur, was nominated. Award ceremony on May 29, 2017!
Interactive, mixed, live electronics, electronics, electroacoustics, music and texts, soundscapes or soundfield recordings, radio or hörspiel creations, concrete, acousmatic, videomusic … So many different genres coexist in these musics that require the presence of speakers. Two composition studios recognized by the Ministry of Culture coexist in French-speaking Belgium: The Centre Henri Pousseur offers a mixed concert (with no less than 3 Belgian creations!), Musiques & Recherches explores experimental music video that closely combines visual and auditory perception. www.musiques-recherches.bewww.centrehenripousseur.be
From 2 to 14 December 2016, the Centre Henri Pousseur will present the 18th edition of its IMAGES SONORES festival, dedicated to mixed music. Five creative concerts in Liège and Brussels will allow you to immerse yourself in this sound universe, where acoustic instruments dialogue with electronic sounds broadcast by loudspeakers. www.images-sonores.be
On Saturday 8 October, Claire Bourdet (violin), Kim Van den Brempt (piano) and the Centre Henri Pousseur will create Fixor by Guillaume Auvray, Prix Henri Pousseur 2015, at the Théâtre de Liège (8pm)
On September 30th Vincent Royer and the Centre Henri Pousseur will create Animus II for viola and electronics by Luca Francesconi (Belgian premiere), during the concert as part of the LOOP festival at espace Senghor. On October 8th, Claire Bourdet, Kim Van den Brempt and the Centre Henri Pousseur will create Fixor for violin, piano and electronics by Guillaume Auvray (world premiere), during a unique evening at the Théâtre de Liège dedicated to the Prix Henri Pousseur and the Prix Ça Balance Classique 2016.
The jury of Ça Balance Classique has chosen the young composer Stefan Hejdrowski – who has just finished his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Liège in the class of Michel Fourgon – winner of the 2016 session. His piece, Deux leçons d'hiver, for baritone, viola and cello on poems by François Jacqmin was awarded and will be performed during the concert on 8 October at the Théâtre de Liège (double evening, with also on the programme the creation of a new piece for violin, piano and electronic device by Guillaume Auvray, winner of the Henri Pousseur Prize 2015).
Arne Deforce (cello) has just made for the Aeon label, in collaboration with the Centre Henri Pousseur and the pianist Yutaka Oya, a double disc with three emblematic works by Richard Barrett: Blattwerk, nacht und träume and life-form, which are among the most inventive works in the repertoire for cello and electronics of our time. Blattwerk and life-form were co-commissioned by the Centre Henri Pousseur. Aeonwww.richardbarrettmusic.comwww.arnedeforce.com website
Annual rendezvous with this festival presented by Musiques & Recherches and the Centre Henri Pousseur, which will take place on 1st and 2nd June at the Espace Senghor in Brussels. On June 1st, Musiques & Recherches presents the Videomusic program. Images and sounds enrich each other and stage the intimate link that exists between these two arts. This evening will illustrate the many ways in which the meeting points between these two media meet. With on the program works of e.a. Hiromi Ishii, Wilfried Jentzsch, Chikashi Miyama and João Pedro Oliveira. On June 2, the Centre Henri Pousseur invites Sara Picavet (piano) and Benjamin Glorieux (cello), the two founding performers of the Aton'&Armide collective. On the program works for solo piano (L. Nono and J. Harvey) and for solo cello (M. Matalon and K. Saariaho), as well as two Belgian works in duet (G. Auvray and D. Janssens), all accompanied by electronics. Festival 2 Faces of Electroacoustic Music
Many concerts are announced during these months of April and May, in Belgium as well as abroad (Amsterdam, London, Vienna). With among others the world premiere of Rituale by Roberto David Rusconi and a cover of Ghaf by Klaas de Vries. All the information in our agenda!
The Images Sonores festival is undoubtedly the meeting place par excellence for electroacoustic and mixed music. For this 17th edition, the Centre Henri Pousseur offers three abundant evenings of musical creations.A series of leading musicians will perform a wide range of today's musical works. Around the concerts of the festival, an exchange program has been developed between composers and performers present in Liège for this occasion and the students of the Royal Conservatory of Liège. An ideal opportunity to meet performers and composers of this extremely creative music scene, where acoustics, technology and performance come together.