Adventurous music and things

Concerts archive 2020

Les Ateliers Claus

First Belgian show of The Underflow, the newly minted trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire !), Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground, Exploding Star Orchestra) and David Grubbs (Gastr Del Sol, Bastro). Ignatz doubles up with a batch of sparse, emotive and spontaneous songs …

Het Bos

Belgian baritone sax and bass clarinet player Hanne De Backer teams up with Danish alto sax revelation Signe Emmeluth, Norwegian drum phenomenon Paal Nilssen-Love and Dutch guitar manipulator Terrie Ex. To start out the evening Leila Bordreuil challenges conventional cello practice.

AB Salon

Rare opportunity to see analogue synth wizard Thomas Lehn and exquisite reed player John Butcher share the stage as a duo, and Farida Amadou bringing back electric bass to the bare essence presenting her first bass solo record.

Madame Fortuna

Het Kip en De Ei & Oorstof present Quin Kirchner’s Quintet with Chicago mainstays Jason Stein, Nate Lepine, Nick Broste and Matt Ulery at Madame Fortuna

AB Club

Thomas Ankersmit’s Perceptual Geography live, a screening of Andrew Kesin’s Day Trip Maryanne and an in-depth talk with Ankersmit in remembrance and celebration of the iconic composer and installation artist Maryanne Amacher (25 Feb 1938 – 22 Oct 2009)

De Singer

CANCELLED !! The Humanization 4tet melts funk, rock, free jazz and hard bop in a spontaneous and very convincing way. Luís Lopes, Rodrigo Amado, Aaron and Stefan González now present us the brand new intoxicating release Believe Believe …

De Studio

For a 3 day pass of Visitations with Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love, Johan Berthling, Pak Yan Lau, Darin Gray, Giovanni Di Domenico, Chris Corsano, Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans, Ananta Roosens and Frans Van Isacker use ht ticket link on this page.


De Studio

On Visitations day 1 Pak Yan Lau and Darin Gray will give full vent to their creativity as a duo, will be joined by Giovanni Di Domenico and Chris Corsano for a surprising quartet and will grow to a septet including Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling.


De Studio

On Visitations day 2 Fenna, the trio of Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans and Frans Van Isacker will be joined buy Ananta Roosens before diving into a series of adventurous collaborations with Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling.

De Studio

On Visitations day 3 Akira Sakata, Paal Nilssen-Love and Johan Berthling will perform as the scorching Arashi Trio in addition to a series of adventurous collaborations with Nicolas Chkifi, Ann Eysermans, Frans Van Isacker and Ananta Roosens.

Het Bos

Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex, Andy Moor and Paal Nilssen-Love zone in and scramble together rock, jazz, noise and blistering free improv into a highly-charged onstage assault as Lean Left and have a brand new release on offer. Also Tashi Dorji makes his overdue rentrée at Oorstof with his inimitable guitar plucking.

AB Salon

AB Salon debut of Tashi Dorji and his inimitable guitar plucking topped with Lisbon and Antwerp resident Margarida Garcia moving well beyond contemporary improv praxis coiling her electric contrabass straight into the psychedelic underground …

AB Club

Oorstof, AB and Les Ateliers Claus team up for a exciting double bill with Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano who will both play solo  followed by a duo set.


Triple treat with Lebanon’s Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj and Raed Yassin and their long standing “A” Trio, An English/Norwegian power improv surge with John Edwards, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen and Kjettil Møster and Antwerps finest Simon Beeckaert, Jeroen Stevens and Milan Warmoeskerken paying tribute to the Groovecats.



23 musicians and dancers from Ethiopia, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paal Nilssen Love’s Large Unit with an exhilarating live show that will make you want to get up and dance … !

Astridpark Ghent

Summer Bummer mini session at Citadelic with Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer, Audrey Lauro, Ann Eysermans, Ananta Roosens, Stan Maris and Frans Van Isacker

Park Den Brandt

Oorstof en Jazz Middelheim slaan de handen voor het eerst ineen voor een uitdagend programma …

OLT Rivierenhof

Day 1 of the two day festival for adventurous music for the first time at the fantastic open air theater Rivierenhof (OLT).

OLT Rivierenhof

Day 2 of the two day festival for adventurous music for the first time at the fantastic open air theater Rivierenhof (OLT)

Park Den Brandt

Sound in Motion and Jazz Middelheim teaming up for the first time, presenting a challenging programme with Karen Willems, Frederik Croene, Hanne De Backer, Pak Yan Lau, Giovanni Di Domenico, João Lobo, Mathieu Calleja , Teun Verbruggen, Nicolas Rombouts and Tom Lanoye.

De Studio

We can’t celebrate forty years of Radio Centraal without some cutting edge improvised music. For this special occasion Radio Centraal’s Freakscene i.c.w. Sound in Motion/Oorstof presents a concert of the new generation of improvisors with Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer, Audrey Lauro and Stan Maris, a brand new documentary by Philippe Cortens titled Fred Van Hove: An Improvised Life and Front To Front a brand new lp for Dropa Disc by Van Hove and Peter Brötzmann.

Online Event/Concert

Since Covid 19 prevents you to celebrate 40 years of Radio Centraal with us in person, Radio Centraal’s Freakscene and Oorstof offer you the next best thing: a radio broadcast and video streaming of the live concert of Farida Amadou, Hanne De Backer and Stan Maris and a unique chance to view Fred Van Hove: An Improvised Life by Philippe Cortens in avant-première …

AB Club

Wether solo, with pop icon Neneh Cherry or with Fire! Orchestra counting 28 musicians, Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson keeps spoiling us with pleasant surprises, THE END being one of the newest and nicest. Yves De Mey again leaves the beaten track and lets the erratic cello tones of Gino Coomans decide which way his adventurous electronic sounds will bounce.

19/12 - 23/12/2020
Online Event/Concert

During Summer Bummer Virtual Rebound you can enjoy a series of interviews (By Guy Peters) and concerts online by some adventurous musicians of the hyperactive Belgian music scene and beyond. The Begotten,  The Groovecats Deluxe, Grid Ravage, Joachim Badenhorst/Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė/Tsubasa Hori/Roman Hiele,  Timo Van Luijk/Manuel Mota/Margarida Garcia/Bart De Paepe. Due to Covid-19 this event is postponed to a later date.

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