TEMPO al TEMPO_2016
Improvised music concerts, videos, exhibitions, installations, workshops, meetings with artists, sound walks: this and more will involve thirty artists and the public that will participate in the festival TEMPO al TEMPO_2016 (TaT_2016).
13 to 16 October 2016: now in its second edition, TaT_2016 commit for four days artists and audience in a full immersion of sounds, texts, images...
From Thursday 13 to Saturday, October 15, appointments begin at 12h30 with 'Vis-à-vis', musical aperitif: for about fifteen minutes each, two pairs of artists alternate on the scene in a brief but tight dialogue. From 14h00 to 18h00 or so, the space is devoted to workshops: preparatory moments to the evening concerts; each workshop provides the basis on specific aspects of improvisation (managing the relationship music / pictures, confronting with different kind of music, building an ensemble, using the graphic scores). It proposes also two rehearsals for the TaT_2016 Grand Final. At 18h00 is the time for the evening cocktail 'Vis-à-vis'. This means more music duos, drinks and snacks ... and finally it's time! At 19h30 the concerts begin, they last until 22h30.
For the more adventurous, there may be some surprises even later ... follow us on the web! ;-)
Sunday, October 16th, from 14h00 to 18h00 the musicians invited to the festival present few, 'last minute conceived' solos, duos and trios from work matured in the previous three days. Luisteren Brussels: at 18h00 we will see the fruits of the atelier on the 'other' musics. On the scene, in fact, there will be an ensemble made up of musicians of Met-x Diaspora Orchestra and a group of improvisers. From around 21h15 jam sessions will take place on stage...
TaT_2016 will take place in Brussels and, more precisely, between Molenbeek and Anderlecht.
Concerts, workshops and some installations will be in Molenbeek’s main venue (82, Ch. de Ninove). 'Vis-à-vis' (all or part of them), other exhibits and/or installations, meetings, etc. will probably be located in other neighboring places, around the Canal.
"Why improvisation? What does 'free improvisation' or rather 'open improvisation'? Are there cultural, social and political implications in our paths/artistic proposals? Everything started from these three questions: by evidence, not so simple ones." Thus began our reflection, published on the website Tempo al Tempo_2015.
On another page of the website, always thinking on improvisation, we pointed out that: "Its open collective approach results in practice in the willingness to accept different ideas and reference materials. Its most important feature is the ability to negotiate and integrate multiple perspectives and world views."
After one year - and not one of the easiest - we come back again, with even greater conviction, to this approach developed in the past festival. What is happening around us, in fact, cannot leave us indifferent. Nor can we entrench ourselves behind artistic practices that remain always equal to themselves as if nothing was happening.
What to do then? To begin with, we decided to invite artists of the festival to perform precisely in Molenbeek. We want them to look with their eyes, but above all listen with their ears, to a city very different from what was painted shortly after the attacks. And we, with our limited forces, would like to bring to Molenbeek, another element contributing to the already colorful mosaic of cultures there... Would it be good for our music / other arts? And would it be beneficial to Molenbeek? We want to believe it. We should believe it: in Molenbeek as well as in Aleppo, Nice, Munich, Dhaka...? We do not know yet if it will work or not... maybe. Meanwhile, we stay human.
"The role of artists is to move the mental borders."
[Samira Makhmalbaf, Iranian director, 1980]
TaT_2016 is organised by the collective INaudible and Exit_Lab, with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB).
The invited artists come from Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, USA/Russia, and USA/UK.
Festival's documentation: video and photos by some students of the atelier cine-photo of the Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek (MCCM); audio recording by Johan Vandermalen.
Contacts with media: Pat Lugo (exit-lab), , GSM +32 475 566607