BOZAR Opening Night 2015


On September 19th, 2015, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days and the season opening night of BOZAR / Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), La Chambre aux échos moved into the Art Nouveau building, created by famous architect Victor Horta, for a very special interdisciplinary evening.

Along with other ensembles and artists, we were on site from 7 pm to 11.30 pm, in various spaces, with our accomplices from Secession Orchestra, singers Sayuri Araida and Marianne Seleskovitch, and our team of composer/DJs The Echo Makers (Davor B. Vincze and Remmy Canedo), to create a galaxy of events ranging from instrumental and vocal solos to a big-scale orchestra concert with electro remix in the Salle Henry Le Bœuf (Transgressions program at 10 pm). A total of 10 different programs, ranging from 10′ to 100′, from 1 musician to 24, thirty different composers played from Purcell to Saariaho.

As a tribute to Horta’s project of a ‘house of culture’, echoing also BOZAR’s current eclectic programming, and faithful to our own principles, we offered new live approaches to music in the form of concerts and happenings, based on the modern and contemporary repertoire characteristic of our collective’s identity –from Wagner to Kurtág–, also visiting the realm of cinema in a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s art of restoring classical music to its original suggestive power.

Full Credits
Concept and realization
La Chambre aux échos

Musical Direction
Clément Mao-Takacs

Stage Direction
Aleksi Barrière

Lighting Design
Étienne Exbrayat

Clémentine Marin & Francis Auboyneau

Musicians from Secession Orchestra
Julien Vern & Upama Muckensturm: flute and piccolo
Guillaume Pierlot: oboe
François Tissot & Bertrand Laude: clarinet
Victor Dutot & Mehdi El Hammami: bassoon
Yun Chin Gastebois & Benoît Hui: horn
Marc Calentier: trumpet
Romain Durand: trombone
Jacques Comby: piano
Guillaume Le Picard: percussion
Vincent Buffin: harp
Elena Mineva & Joseph Métral: violin
Tanguy Parisot: viola
Dima Tsypkin: cello
Benoît Levesque: double bass

The Echo Makers
Davor Branimir Vincze & Remmy Canedo