“graindelavoix (grain of the voice) is an art-collective formed by björn schmelzer. since 1999 he is looking for musicians who want to experiment between performance and creation. the necessity of autoproductive and physical art keeps them together.
graindelavoix is fascinated by voices that stop communicating, that have no message anymore but rather are the pure expression of their underground: the gritty, intense and instinctive...
graindelavoix uses early music repertoires to find the undercurrent that illuminates our own times: a timeless spirit that stretches out to embrace an interval, a space.
what preoccupies graindelavoix in early music is the bond between notation and what eludes it: the higher consciousness and savoir-faire that the performer brings to a piece (ornamentation, improvisation, gestures...). to graindelavoix, singers are 'spiritual automata'...
material they work with includes ockeghem's polyphony, the plainte, machicotage, mediterrenean practices, late scholastic dynamics and kinematics, the affective body, gesture and image culture...
graindelavoix gives performances (concert/music theatre) that are the accumulated fragments of a wider work and research process: this site makes an attempt at framing.
graindelavoix is 'special guest' of “music-centre de bijloke in” ghent and has an artistical partnership with the “cultural centre of genk“. cd's are produced exclusively for glossamusic. ..“
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Category: Ensembles/Performers/Associations/Societies / Voice
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