13/12/2017 – 20:00
After the sold out two day festival at deSingel and a mindblowing solo piano concert at NONA, Fred Van Hove at 80 finishes off a festive year in style with a unique solo set on the renovated organ of Bozar’s majestic Henri Leboeuf Hall supported by a rare organ/reeds duo of Seppe Gebruers and Joachim Badenhorst. This show is an organisation of BOZAR as part of their Organ Recitals.
Legendary, that’s the least we can say about the organ works of improvisation pioneer Fred Van Hove. Just think about Church Organ, a FMP release from 1979 on which he skilfully turns the concept church organ inside out. Echo’s of Ligeti, Sun Ra and even Messiaen but always with that unique and recognisable Van Hove touch, that’s what we read in the reviews about this classic recording. Throughout his carreer the organ always had and still has a prominent place. This will become clear the moment Fred Van Hove takes place behind the organ keys of the completely renovated organ at the majestic Henri Leboeuf Hall. We couldn’t think of a better way to end this festive year. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!
By way of introduction to the unique concert of Fred Van Hove both Seppe Gebruers and Joachim Badenhorst – representing a new and ambitious generation of improvisors – seize the opportunity to match the special sonorous capacities of this mighty organ with the subtle sound spectre of clarinet and saxophone.
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