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28 June
Le hublot, Nancy, France
29 June
Café Museum, Passau, Germany

30 June
Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
1 July
Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Slovenia

2 July
Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige, Bolzano, Italy
4 July
Jazzclub Unterfahrt, München, Germany

24 July

FMM Sines, Portugal

10 October
Rumor Festival, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

18 October
Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant - Gershwin Triple Sunday - 30cc, Leuven, Belgium

 

2016

 

19 March

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium (Flat Earth Day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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© Spomenik #16, 2007, Jan Kempenaers

Death of a politician

 

Tom Lanoye has written a new play about the life and work of an older politician: The man wants to stop, and yet he doesn’t, but he has no choice, so how should he go about it?

Revue Ravage promises to be a terrific clash between renowned musicians and ditto actors: Josse de Pauw creates and acts together with Els Dottermans, An Miller, Nico Sturm, Willy Thomas, Frank Focketyn and Eurudike De Beul. Peter Vermeersch composes the music that will be performed live by Flat Earth Society.

 

Première 21 March 2015 - KVS, Brussels, Belgium

 

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3 new albums and 12 digital reissues:

a collectors item for fans of the non-genre.

Peter Vermeersch, the no-nonsense artist, clarinetist, saxophonist, keyboardist, composer and producer, seduced many music lovers worldwide with Maximalist! (Igloo + 1984), X-Legged Sally and Flat Earth Society. We could (or should) wait until his death to release the rather pompous "Peter Vermeersch Anthology", and sell millions of cd’s to deeply moved fans. But we don’t. Igloo Records is now releasing 3 unpublished albums, 12 digital reissues, a poster and unseen photos. All this in a beautifully designed cardboard box.

F E S XL S #Thebox includes:

3 unreleased cds

7 cds of Flat Earth Society: Live at the Beursschouwburg, Bonk, Larf, Minoes, Trap, The Armstrong Mutations, Answer Songs

5 cds of X-Legged Sally: Slow Up, Killed by Charity, The Land of the Giant Dwarfs, F.I.R.E.D., Bereft of a Bliss Full Union

+ many extras

A summary of a prolific career through 15 albums, of which 3 unreleased:

 

Boat & Berg
Flat Earth Society, a speaker and a soprano singing the fate of an iceberg in 1912. From her spectacular birth (it's a she) in Jakobshavn to her unmarked disappearance in the north atlantic ocean, and in between some incident with a luxurious ocean liner. Boat sank, berg melted, the universe will not budge.

 

Call sheets, Riders & Chicken Mushroom (live recordings 2000-2012)
Flat Earth Society at its best: 15 tracks from 13 live concerts.
With a.o. Jimi Tenor, Uri Caine, Ernst Reijseger, Toots Thielemans, Wim Opbrouck.

 

How many miles, how many hours of waiting and how many soundchecks go into this live compilation? Forgotten. But playing for all kinds of audiences, each time as if it’s for the first or the last time, often seeking out the danger and embracing coincidences, it stuck. During that 15-year voyage we encountered other musical travelers, joining us for a part of the road. And with a little luck, there was the occasional recording, two tracks, live. The next compilation can be expected around 2030.

 

X-Legged Sally compilation (1986-1997)
XLS was the first avant-garde jazz-rock group in Belgium and they were the first to slice down this description. 19 tracks have been remastered for this occasion.

 

After 25 years this compilation comes from the time machine, about the last traces of analog times. Still the music of XLS sounds fresh and unshaven, rowdy and disruptive where it should, hilarious and dark where it could, but always honest and absolutely free. Above all: always.
XLS ran almost every possible musical infection and thus became immune to trends.
Not available on vinyl.

 

F E S XL S #theBox will be officially presented at Jazz Brugge on October 2, 2014.

 

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photo © Phile Deprez

Flat Earth Society & Mauro Pawlowski

Homage to Mr Zappa. Don’t worry, Frank is dead anyway.

To attempt to describe the music of Flat earth Society is an impossible (and pointless) task. But it is clear that the old Frank has made quite an impression on the young Peter vermeersch. And what is even more true: they have a lot of common musical and other heroes and sources. Under the title ‘Terms of Embarrassment’, Flat Earth Society, featuring the heathen guitar gods Pierre Vervloesem and Mauro Pawlowski, pays homage to Mr Zappa. Don’t expect covers, but a concert that will make the famous moustache gleam once again in the grave. An evening mainly of fresh material, wonderfully embarrassing moments, new pieces like ‘Hail Gail!’, ‘Me Standard, You Poor’ and ‘Who’s wrong, who’s right and who’s left behind’, over-long guitar solos and tight, exciting collective passages. And for anyone who, given the context, might get into trouble because of this: don’t worry, Frank is dead anyway.

 

 

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