Made music for ‘Absence’ a performance by Peter Verhelst & Eric Joris,
with Fumiyo Ikeda, Frank Focketyn.

Absence is a dance creation inspired by the tsunami in Japan (2011).
The idea is simple : a woman and a man meet. There is a trauma. They move, they talk. In this performance Eric Joris and Peter Verhelst collaborate on equal terms on the issues of traumas, its problems of interpretation and comprehension and push forward other ways of spinning yarns, or unraveling them.
To visualize the concept of trauma CREW is combining ‘Augmented Reality’ (AR) and ‘3D Motion Capture’ (MoCap) in real-time on stage. Creating a real-world environment with virtual elements, augmented by computer-generated sensory input (like the texture of the objects, the skin of the actors etc.) and real elements (true physical objects, real actors, ect.).

Première Saturday October 17  in Minard, Ghent (BE)

Concept en regie : Eric Joris & Peter Verhelst
Tekst : Peter Verhelst
Performers : Fumiyo Ikeda, Frank Focketyn
Muziek : Bram Bosteels
Technologie : Koen Goossens, CREW / Universiteit Hasselt ( EDM )
EU Consortium Dreamspace
Software Development : Steven Maesen
Kostuumontwerp : An De Mol
Photos : Kurt Van der Elst

Flor De Mil Colores

Made the soundtrack for a beautiful short documentary film by Karen Vazquez.
“Flor de Mil Colores” premiered in Sphinx Cinema  Ghent (B) and won the “Best Belgian Student Short” prize at Film Fest Gent 18th and 22th of octobre.

Flor de Mil Colores is an intimistic portrait of Emiliana, a mother struggling to survive in a remote Bolivian mining camp 4896 meters above sea level. Life in Mina Argentina revolves around the exploitation of tin. Those who find ore, eat; those who don’t, don’t eat. The landscape, however, is like a magical painting, with the grey of the mountains running into the blue sky, while the miners march towards the darkness below and watch the drifting clouds. The film portrays a mother’s everyday struggle with her inhospitable dark surroundings to provide for her children.

Bio / Credits

Director: Karen Vázquez
Screenwriter: Karen Vázquez and Bart Goossens
Camera: Karen Vázquez
Editor: Karen Vázquez
Editor Supervisor: David Verdurme
Production : Karen Vázquez and Bart Goossens
Sound : Bart Goossens
Sound Editor : Matthias Hillegeer
Sound Mixing : Matthias Hillegeer
Composer : Bram Bosteels
Grading: Bart Verraest

Kleine Rode Eva

I made two different soundtracks ( through separate headphonelines for adults and children ) for one same performance by Stef De Paepe / De Maan.
” Kleine Rode Eva “ is an odd mix of multimedia / puppettheatre / installation / radioplay and handles the dissapearance of a girl.
The adult story is based on ” Kleine Eva uit de Kromme Bijlstraat ” from LP Boon, while the children’s version is loosely inspired by ” Roodkapje “.

30/10  ( 15u / 19u )  31/10  ( 15u / 19u )  1/11  ( 14u /16u )  27/12 ( 14u / 16u )
KOOR CC MECHELEN, Minderbroedersgang 5, 2800 Mechelen
More info here

kre_5xcombi_r( Photos : Diego Franssens )

Concept, regie en tekst kinderen : Stef De Paepe
Tekst volwassenen :  Louis Paul Boon
Spel :  Benjamin Op de Beeck, Femke Stallaert en Celine Verbeeck
Soundscape, muziek en montage stemmen : Bram Bosteels
Figuren en maquettes : Paul Contryn
Animatie, video en maquettes :  Laura Vandewynckel en Marijke Van den Acker (stage) Stemmen ingesproken door : Gène Bervoets, Bram Bosteels, Anna De Graeve, Roos De Graeve, Stef De Paepe, Reinhilde Decleir, David Dermez, Tania Van der Sanden, Dirk Van Dyck, Gitte Van Hoyweghen, Katelijne Verbeke
Scenografie : Paul Contryn, Stef De Paepe en Stéphane Vloebergh
Techniek Dominique Defossez en Stéphane Vloebergh
Stemopnames Studio Sakuran    Met dank aan de Warande


I found some old party footage in the archives of my own family.
27 years later it turned out to be a great video for the Kaboom Karavan track ‘Lovzar’, from the album ” Hokus Fokus ” ( Miasmah Records 2013 )