Works: Myriam Van Imschoot + HYOID

Beata Szparagowska


In newpolyphonies 4 singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, Messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical.

Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion.

The process for newpolyphonies has also resulted in the installation newpolyphonies rewired, an immersive experience where 20 speakers create a moving landscape for sweet sonic vertigo. Another manifestation is newpolyphonies, the film, a concertfilm based on the first part of the performance, realized with Kobe Wens.

Find more info on the installation newpolyphonies rewired here and more info on newpolyphonies, the film here.

The film can be accessed upon request.


Concept, composition and direction: Myriam Van Imschoot Co-creation and performance: HYOID voices: Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven Performance: 15 local performers Sound design and electronic concept of speakers installation: Fabrice Moinet Sound engineer: Wannes Gonnissen Electronics assistant: Matthieu Virot Light Design: Lucas Van Haesbroeck Advice lay-out and costume design: Nadine Van Imschoot, Filip Eyckmans Producer: Hiros Delegated producer: La Muse en Circuit Co-production: Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk) In collaboration with: Walpurgis Supported by: the Flemish Government, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Internship: Sophia Bauer Thanks to: Emmanuel Desmyter, Jean-Manuel Candenot, all participants who joined us during the rehearsals, Marcus Bergner, Björn Schmelzer’s seminars, Ismail Fayed and the lab of radical polyphony with the support of Sarma, Myriam Pruvot, the performers of What Nature Says, Bahae Eddin Rouas