The music of vvolk is played by a group of 18 improvisers with roots in jazz and classical music. The group investigates performing and improvising music, in close relation to present time; what are the possibilities in playing music, when changes in this music pass by unnoticed? How do we as musicians relate to the running time of a performance? How does our hearing and memory react to these slow changes? As a result vvolk let’s you






experience music which is less perceived in the present time, but rather occurs in our memory of the past. This clearly challenges the improvising musicians, and makes audience and performers discover new territories in collective improvisation. 

 



Stijn Cools: drums & composition

Sep François: vibraphone & percussion

Hendrik Vanattenhoven: double bass

Nathan Wouters: double bass

Laurens Smet: double bass & electric bass

Bert Cools: electric and acoustic guitars

Ruben Machtelinckx: electric bariton guitar

Benjamin Sauzereau:  electric guitar

Niels Van Heertum: euphonium

Viktor Perdieus: tenor saxophone

Thomas Jillings: tenor saxophone

Erik Bogaerts: alto saxophone and clarinet

Frans van Isacker: alto saxophone and clarinet

Mathieu Robert: soprano saxophone

Stefan Bracaval: flute

Indre Jurgeleviciuté: kankles

Fruz Tonteling: harmonium

Wout Gooris: rhodes 

Book Of Air : Vvolk

Les Chroniques De L’Inutile


(ENG)

Les Chroniques de l’Inutile, playing compositions by its guitar player Benjamin Sauzereau, explores the border between written music and the freedom of improvisation.’Virgule’ is the result of Les Chroniques de l’Inutile growing as a septet. This new set of pieces, very “song-like”, wild in some moments, surprisingly gentle and peaceful in some others, celebrates the present moment and reminds the importance of punctuation.

(FR)

Les Chroniques de l’Inutile proposent une musique originale autour des compositions du guitariste Benjamin Sauzereau. Le groupe explore la frontière entre une écriture précise, parfois dense, et orchestrée d’un côté, et de l’autre la flexibilité de ces morceaux, et la liberté laissée à chaque musicien. Tour à tour proche de format chanson, puis sauvage, ou tout d’un coup étonnamment paisible, les chroniques vous feront rêver et bouger.




(ENG)

"Virgule" is the result of Les Chroniques de l'Inutile growing as a septet. This new set of pieces, very "song-like", wild in some moments, surprisingly gentle and peaceful in others, celebrates the present moment and reminds the importance of punctuation.


(FR)

Virgule" est le disque du groupe "Les Chroniques de l'Inutile" devenu un septet. Cet ensemble de nouveaux morceaux parfois sauvages ou tout à coup étonnamment paisibles, célèbre l'instant présent et témoigne de l'importance de la ponctuation.


released January 14, 2017


Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar

Erik Bogaerts - alto saxophone & clarinet

Pierre Bernard - flute & bass flute

Gregor Siedl - tenor saxophone

Eric Bribosia - fender rhodes & piano

Lennart Heyndels - bass

Jens Bouttery - drums