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1 October
Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, Belgium (S.S. Belgenland - film concert)

15 October
Bozar Brussel , Brussels, Belgium (Avantgardski)

19 October
De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium (Avantgardski)

27 December
Stranger than Paranoia, Paradox, Tilburg, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

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UUNIQUE FILM CONCERT

The Red Star Line ship S.S. Belgenland sailed the world six times. Recently 15 rolls of film of its third voyage in 1927-1928 surfaced. They turned out to contain an amateurish recorded and put together travelogue of the Olsen family. The footage has been professionally restored, Peter Vermeersch reworked it and provided music. On October 1st Flat Earth Society will perform the soundtrack live to the film.

Saturday 1 October 2016 Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
from 20:00 til 21:00

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For the Avantgardski project Flat Earth Society departs from the 'Ebony Concerto' by Stravinsky, one of the best examples of interaction between classical music and jazz. The second bulk of the concert is formed by the '10 Märsche', meant by Mauricio Kagel to sound like a fake, out of tune village brass band. Truly something for Flat Earth Society! 'Six Bagatelles' by Ligeti and 'Rhapsody Nègre' by Poulenc are radical pieces, inspired largely on folklore. "We also try to find cuckoo’s eggs in 20th- century music," said Vermeersch. "Music of which scores exist but are rarely played." Like 'Intersections' by Tom Dissevelt, bass player of the radio orchestra 'The Skymasters’. Add some radical compositions to it by Peter Vermeersch himself and there you have 'Avantgardski'.

Saturday 15 October 2016, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 19 October 2016, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

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Homage to Zappa or not, he's dead anyway

CD TERMS OF EMBARRASSMENT - Now available

Flat Earth Society & Mauro Pawlowski

 

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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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