Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Myriam Van Imschoot & Lucas van Haesbroeck

Nocturnes for a Society

Immersive performance
Duration: 12 hours
Spoken in Dutch and English, no subtitles
All ages

During this performance doors stay open

Team BUDA will guide you through the night. We will provide mattresses and blankets. Feel free to bring comfortable clothing. In the morning we will conclude with a communal breakfast until 9 am.

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Nocturnes for a Society

Sleeping together under a blanket of sounds

Nocturnes for a Society creates an environment to spend a night in – an abode somewhere between performance, sleep, dream, and sonic play. With our voices, we weave a nocturnal carpet of sound and use it as a blanket to crawl under.

Sound artist Myriam Van Imschoot and scenographer Lucas van Haesbroeck build on the legacy of American composer and sound activist Pauline Oliveros, who sees sound as an ancient recipe for connecting people. As a participant, you play an indispensable role: interacting with each other, with objects and with the space, the audience forms the score. The soundscape we collectively create becomes the music we fall asleep to.

Myriam Van Imschoot makes performances and creates sound poetry, vocal pieces, video and sound installations. She creates work for specific public spaces, both urban and rural. She is currently exploring ‘new polyphonies’ and their social and political implications. Van Imschoot is regularly commissioned for voice workshops or workshops on sound poetry with Marcus Bergner.

Lucas van Haesbroeck is fascinated by shadow and the light that engenders it. He is also a frequent collaborator as
a light designer and scenographer, like wiht Musica, C-takt en Down The Rabbit Hole (november 2021), Benjamin Vandewalle, Hyoid voices, (september 2021), tgStan (januari 2021), Kristien De Proost (september 2020), Thomas Bellinck, etc. He started collaborating with Myriam Van Imschoot in 2020 (newpolyphonies). Noctures for a Society is their first joint creation.

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Concept & creation Myriam Van Imschoot & Lucas van Haesbroeck Developed with Christophe Albertijn, Lendl Barcelos, Tomoko Hojo, Bora Kim, Yann Leguay, Berno Odo Polzer, Irena Radmanovic, Léa Roger, Idania Spruyt, Lieven Stockx, Iwan Van Vlierberghe Production manager Kaat Balfoort Business manager Wim Viaene/Rossinant Production newpolyphonies Coproduction kunstencentrum BUDA, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Reiefestival – Brugge Plus, C-Takt Thanks to Kaaitheater, P.A.R.T.S, KASK – School of Arts Gent, École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, GMEA Albi, Perpodium With the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid en de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Nocturnes for a Society was prepared during SESSIONS, a space for lovers of sound to explore ideas.

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