Accident du Travail _ Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID



Accident du Travail

(TTT, Vlek – FR)

Accident du Travail is the duo of Julie Normal and Olivier Demeaux (ex-Cheveu, Heimat), formed at the end of the 2000s. Their electronic music is fragile and ecstatic and stems from rare instruments such as Normal’s Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument invented in the 1920s and subsequently used by Olivier Messiaen, Edgar Varèse and Pierre Boulez, and Demeaux’s old church harmonium as well as some other machines. They have released music on bruit direct disques, The Trilogy Tapes and Disques Charivari and performed live at Cafe Oto in London.



Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

(Newpolyphonies – BE)

For newpolyphonies, Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent manifestations against cutbacks in the arts and in society. Her guiding principle is not the loud chanting of the crowd, but the experience that each individual, like a link in a chain, can set a vortex of sounds in motion. In newpolyphonies, polyphony is both the trigger and the question. How can we understand this musical legacy today? What is the potential of harmony? newpolyphonies is a meditative, machinic, messianic, mimetic and mesmerizing piece.

Myriam Van Imschoot makes performances, creates sound poetry and vocal pieces, exhibits video and sound installations. She holds a unique position in the Belgian art field, moving between institutional fields and media, with a keen interest to experiment with contexts when not creating her own. HYOID is a Brussels-based group of vocal soloists specialized in new music. The classically trained singers’ vast experience and extended techniques enable HYOID to approach every production with an open mind. The group challenges and expands traditional concert formats.



In collaboration with Meakusma Festival & Ostbelgien Festival