Rather excited to be going to the three day festival 'Présences électronic' in Paris during the coming weekend! I'm specifically excited to finally see Sarah Davachi perform, as i missed her on all her Europian trips and i've been collecting her releases like a true nerd. Otherwise many other true specialists are playing: Max Eilbacher, BJ Nilsen, Evil Moisture etc
Last weekend's show of Heldon at Les Ateiers Claus stunk like a wet dog, DSR Lines was great though, showing his back to the audience David Edren did not really notice that right behind him one man was dancing to DSR tunes like he would at a goa Trance party in a forrest in Zandvlied. It's possible that David rented the guy as a sideshow though.. You never really know. Afterwards the drive back to Antwerp was fun, listening to Tim Buckley (and enjoying that for the first time), Robert Wyatt (trying to convince Stan Verbeken that he is great) and The Smiths on the way to a packed Adrian Sherwood gig at Het Bos. I always forget that dub sounds like reggae sometimes. And i had no clue this genre was so loved by old men, maybe less lady's at the gig then at a harsh noise gig.
Emil Karch of the Danish label and concert organisation Cejero visited last weekend as well, mainly to visit 'My Niece's Pierced Knees' at Middelheim Museum, an exhibition that closed On Sunday. Emil was also my guest during Tyfus tight on Radio Centraal. Check out the great releases on Cejero!
Although aparantly the exhibition at Middelheim Museum got the most complaints the Museum EVER received (mostly about the sound that i've added to a few sculptures) i thought exhibiting in open air for 5 full months was an overall good experience. The usual nervosity that possesses me did not ever leave me, as the weather can be brutal here in winter time and i was curious what that would do to the sculptures that were outside but they survived quite well actually. As a part of the stampinstallation inside the Braem Pavilion 1500 books were sold, so that's the amount that books is now limited to, if that installation ever sees the light of day again it will be with a new book and different stamps! I'de like to thank everyone that helped out, the people that work at the museum and of course everyone that came to see the exhibition a lot!