Belgium at Classical:NEXT 2018


– Nicolas Achten : Scherzi Musicali
– Anne Davids : Sturm und Klang
– Muriel De Groef : La Cetra d’Orfeo
– Françoise-Emmanuelle Denis : GHA Records
– Giacomo di Tollo : di Tollo, Giacomo
– Sarah Dupriez : Dupriez, Sarah
– Liliana Graziani : Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques

– Frederic Grün : Avanticlassic
– Marc Hollange : Presence Artists International
– Thérèse Malengreau : Thérèse Malengreau Pianist
– Poney Gross : Zig Zag World
– Christine Van den Bergh : Asbl Duo Solot
– Inge Willekens : Inge Willekens Artist Management



May 18th 2018
Eduard Flipse Zaal (first floor), De Doelen

FUNDAMENT describe themselves as a “small army of bass instruments” and their roll call bears this out: five double-bass players, seven low brass including a tubax (a tuba-saxophone hybrid), and low-register voices for good measure. In contrast to low-end legends like Sunn O))) and Boris, however, FUNDAMENT are all acoustic, shaking and rattling and growling without amplification. FUNDAMENT were founded by Peter Jacquemyn, a double-bass player, draftsman and sculptor. Jacquemyn wanted FUNDAMENT shows to be living, breathing entities. To that end, the group’s musicians aren’t static; they march forward, back and across like pieces on a chessboard, menacing the audience with blasts of sound like a dive-bar punk show. The music constantly changes: improvisation is the beating heart of every FUNDAMENT performance. It is visual spectacle fused with otherworldly music, what Jacquemyn characterises as an “exploration and celebration of the underflow.”

Peter Jacquemyn, double bass, vocals and concept Eric Sleichim, tubax, vocals Yannick Peeters, double bass, vocals Kristof Roseeuw, double bass, vocals Lode Leire, double bass, vocals Pieter Lenaerts, double bass, vocals Jan Pillaert, tuba, vocals Carl-Ludwich Hübsch, tuba, vocals Matthias Muche, trombone, vocals Gregoire Tirtiaux, baritone saxophone, vocals Mathieu Lilin, baritone saxophone, vocals Peter Verdonck, bass saxophone, vocals.

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