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La Nuée (english : the flock)
is a brussels based band founded in 2017.


Our concept is based on the idea of translating bird’s flock behaviour into collective music improvisation to develop a unique musical language.
A lot about the behaviour of flocks is still unknown. The formations they fly seem to serve not only as a means of locomotion or protection against predators, but also as a form of expression, an art comparable to music based on a feeling for rhythm and movement.


Still scientific observation has provided understanding of certain rules of flock behaviour that can be directly transferred to the playing of music. A flock is a gathering of gregarious birds. This group of individuals is generally made up of the same species, but can also be composed of mixed species.


Individuals gather to form one whole organism. The character of this new organism is not recognizable in any of the individuals that constitute it, it is a unique character born out of the relation between them.


The individuals follow very simple rules, and although there is no centralized control structure dictating how individuals should behave, local, and to a certain degree random interactions between them lead to the emergence of intelligent global behaviour, unknown to the individuals.


A musical research of group dynamic and collective intuition.


La Nuée are:

Johannes Eimermacher, Audrey Lauro, Frans Van Isacker – alto saxophones
Sylvain Debaisieux – tenor saxophone
Mathieu Lilin – baritone saxophone
Joao Lobo – drums



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Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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