Works: Myriam Van Imschoot + HYOID + WALPURGIS

Luc Depreitere

newpolyphonies rewired

In newpolyphonies rewired the presence of sound is contagious, stirring the air and wobbling wave-patterns to the point of sweet vertigo. Among 20 little loudspeakers the listener surrenders to an ever-changing journey, where elastic landscapes arise before they sink back under the skin.

As always in the work of Myriam Van Imschoot all the sounds in newpolyphonies rewired are made by the bare human body and voice without technical added effect, as surprising as it might be. This time the singers attune their polyphony to the traffic of airplanes and the drum of insects beyond points of recognition of what is individual and what is collective, human or machine.

The sound installation of Myriam Van Imschoot and HYOID voices, developed with WALPURGIS, is based on the recordings of the concert newpolyphonies where 4 singers of HYOID were joined by 17 local performers in a performance at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke. Rewiring this event transforms it to a new level of immersion.


Creation: Myriam Van Imschoot, Andreas Halling, WALPURGIS Composition sound and movement: Andreas Halling, Myriam Van Imschoot All sounds and voices: HYOID voices (Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven) and 17 local performers at De Bijloke, Ghent Concept of sound design and concept of electronics: Fabrice Moinet Technical design: Guy Van den Bril & Stef Depover Electronics assistant: Matthieu Virot Light Design: Lucas Van Haesbroeck Sound advise and engineer: Wannes Gonnissen Producer: Hiros Delegated producer: La Muse en Circuit Coproduction: WALPURGIS, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, BUDA, Kunstenwerkplaats Supported by: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Thanks: GC De Kriekelaar

newpolyphonies rewired is based on an idea by Myriam Van Imschoot and Fabrice Moinet.