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workspace for experimental music and sound art
01/11/2010 - 07/11/2010
10/04/2011 - 12/04/2011
05/04/2012 - 20:30
02/04/2012 - 08/04/2012
03/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
14/10/2016 - 20:30 - 6€
From their debut in 2010 on, the Brussels-based Razen aimed at using the unique timbral and drone characteristics of their chosen string and wind instruments in improvised, instinctive music that mixes pre-industrial, spectral and ethnic dreamtones with trance and medieval mysticism. Originally a duo of Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour, over the past years Razen has grown into a larger ensemble, with the addition of Pieter Lenaerts on 5-string double bass and sarangi, Paul Garriau on hurdy-gurdy, and David Poltrock on ondes-Marthenot. The band has built a strong reputation in Belgium and abroad, both on their recorded output as with their ever-changing live shows. “an intoxicating sauce of stark and tripped out ritual music... which conspires to keep listeners in a semi-permanent trance state” (Julian Cope / Head Heritage) “a heady brew of deep listening music that is almost medieval in mood and wholly reverential in technique” ( Edwin Pouncey / Wire Magazine) “... eine wenn auch nicht ausserweltlich so mit Sicherheit jedoch aussergewöhnlich schöne und seltsam berührende Musik” ( Holger Adam / Skug Journal für Musik ) “Razen push the drone potential of medieval instruments like hurdy gurdy as well as shawm and recorders... into realms of total sensory overload” (David Keenan / Volcanic Tongue)
Hannah Ellul
Louise Vind Nielsen - Akkumulator
Marius Tarakdjioglou - Stone Waiting Hall

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
B-1080 Brussels