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Heleen
Works

2023

Piano and Electronics

For Piano and Electronics. In Collaboration with Visual Artist Lulu Cuyvers.

Piano,
Electronics,
Composition

Stitch in Air is music for piano and elec­tron­ics, the start­ing point for a solo release which will come out at W.E.R.F. Records. It was orig­i­nal­ly cre­at­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lulu Cuyvers for AMOK 2022 and the music was pre­miered dur­ing Bachacademie 2024 in Concertgebouw Brugge.

The request to build a per­for­mance around crafts­man­ship in Bruges came as a sur­prise at first but the link with lace soon turned out to be very log­i­cal.
After sev­er­al years of main­ly com­pos­ing, Heleen Van Haegenborgh returned for this per­for­mance to her instru­ment, the piano. To respond to the con­cept of craft­man­ship, she pre­pared the piano with nylon threads. The link between thread and lace is appar­ent.
Collaborating with visu­al artist Lulu Cuyvers turned out to be an obvi­ous choice, as lace has a spe­cial impor­tance in her work.
The ephemer­al char­ac­ter, the repet­i­tive­ness, the motifs, the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, the patience, the pat­terns, pro­vide many inter­faces between sound and image.
For this per­for­mance Heleen Van Haegenborgh was assist­ed with an extra pair of hand by her daugh­ter Edith. 


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Credits

  • Composition
    Heleen Van Haegenborgh
  • Scenography
    Lulu Cuyvers
  • Instrumentation
    Pf & Elec
  • Performers
    Heleen Van Haegenborgh and Edith Ghilbert
  • Length
    30’
  • Première
    October 2, 2022 at KAAP/AMOK (curated by Liesa Van de Aa)
  • Label
    De Werf Records

©Heleen Van Haegenborgh

copyright: geert Vandepoele

copyright: geert Vandepoele

copyright: geert Vandepoele

Amok

©Sara Plantefeve

©Heleen Van Haegenborgh

©Heleen van Haegenborgh

©Heleen van Haegenborgh

©Heleen Van Haegenborgh

©Sara Planetfeve

©Tom leentjens

©Heleen van Haegenborgh

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Amok

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KAAP Bruges