added to the line-up of 12th September Sun Araw (us) + Georgia (us) 


The mutant-polymorphic-spirit-child known only as RAMZi left its home of the deep forests and chose Phoebé Guillemot as their human host many moons past, tasking itself with the protection of wildlife, the decimation of its enemies and the conquest of new lands.  RAMZi makes itself known to our world as a tropical music gradually emerging, integrating elements from Caribbean music, jazz, dub, balearic and video game music, bringing to Jazz Fusion a second wind and to Fourth World music a Fifth World sound. Stubborn and protective, RAMZi is also a wild child warrior who enjoys squeezing birds and hanging out with their fluffy animal companions.

Phoebé just released an EP on the label Mood Hut, Phobiza ‘Noite’ vol. 2 following the first volume LP on Total Stasis. She is planning to release next spring on the label 12th Isle from Glasgow and will be touring in Europe for few months this year in between art residencies around the Mediterranean sea

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Glad to be part of the Tenace Boat journey on October 29th in Charleroi 



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Copyrights Laurent Orseau

All pictures here

  • Trance Mission Gnawa
  • Trance Mission Gnawa
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Copyrights Hans van der Linden

All photos :

  • Dwarfs of East Agouza
  • Dwarfs of East Agouza

we also celebrate 25 years of Occ InIt, tonight with their beer SL'OCCI !

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Japanese saxophone transgressor Akira Sakata meets with his long-time collaborator and Fender Rhodes virtuoso Giovanni Di Domenico, Portuguese guitarist Manuel Mota, and drummer Mathieu Calleja for a session recorded at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. Named after the Jomon period of the Japanese prehistory -- when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-gatherer culture rich in tools, clay pottery, and jewelry made from bone and stone -- the record features three tracks: "Jomon" (縄文), "Kaen" (火焔), and "Dogu" (土偶). The Dogu (literally: "clay figures") were small humanoid and animal figurines made during the Jomon period for religious purpose: it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, which was then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. The record itself is a musical healing ritual invoking a powerful demon with Sakata's throat singing, unleashing then slowly hypnotizing it in the second half of the album, putting it back into its vault before it's too late. Beautiful artwork made with Sakata's hand-painted Kanji characters. Edition of 250.


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coming up a Goodiepal documentary

Tony Conrad DreaMinimalist (2008) Shot on 16mm, 27min, color

With Tony Conrad, Lara Doyle, Joe Gibbons, Tony Oursler, Sebastien S D Santamaria.

Camera, Editing, mixing: Marie Losier

Music and Songs by Tony Conrad

This is a dream portrait of Tony Conrad, the experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. Violin player Tony Conrad was one of the pioneers of New York minimalismand worked in 1962 on Lamonte Young's "Dream Music" project with the likes of John Cale, Angus MacLise (both future Velvet Underground).  Tony lived and worked with Jack Smith for many years and made the music for his famous film Flaming Creature. 
In this portrait of Tony Conrad, we discover Tony playing in his studio with costumes and wigs, practicing his violin in his home town-Buffalo, cooking pickled films, performing at Tonics and The Whitney Biennial in NYC, recalling his first hand puppet performances with his mother, his first meeting with Jack Smith and his involvement with Flaming Creature...2 years of footage and stories and laughters to share.
Slap the Gondola (2010) Shot on 16mm, 15min, color, screened on video.

With Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and April March
Musical with music, musicians, muses and fishes. On a giant ferry, two mermaids play violins to lure the fishwhen suddenly a giant fish lands on board, joined by thirty dancers and a great singer April March. A fish fight musical ensues. 

Papal Broken Dance (2009) Shot on super 8 & 16mm, 6 min, color

Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3-Genesis P-Orridge

With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends.
A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring…all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.
Alan Vega, just a million dreams (2014) Shot on 16mm, 16 min, color
With Liz Lamere, Alan Vega et Dante Vega.
Produced by Marie Losier and Tamara Films
This intimate portrait depicts the moving and rebellious soul of groundbreaking visual artist and pioneer of minimalist electronic rock, Alan Vega, vocalist and composer for 1970s and 80s punk/post punk duo Suicide. Alan plays with the camera while loving, fighting and living with his family—Liz Lamere, his wife and collaborator, and their prodigal son Dante, young replica of Alan. Traces of joy, eccentricity, illumination, the rock-n-roll Alan Vega is still very alive, funny and rebellious!
Peaches and Jesper are on a boat, who stays afloat? (2013) Shot on Video, 5 min, color
With Peaches and Jesper Just.
Venice biennial, gondolas, unhappy couples, too much art. Peaches screaming an Italian opera to her sweet uninterested companion while strange poeple appear with black beards..who stays afloat?
Microphone Experience (February 2017) Shot on 16mm, 6 min, color
A short documentation about Felix Kubin recording experiments with microphones in Slatinka, a small place in mid Slovakia, for his radio play Phantomspeisung (phantom power) that will premiere on the 15th of September 2017 on Bayerischer Rundfunk in Germany.
This Hörspiel (radio play) is only about the microphone itself. Felix Kubin have used it as an instrument, as a guard on the border of airwaves and electromagnetic waves (a bit like the guard of life/death), an archiving device, a transmitter.
  • programme ré-opening 29/08/17
  • felix kubin/marie losier

Olimpia Splendid is coming to play les ateliers claus , November 10th

Les Ateliers Claus is op zoek naar medewerkers voor volgend seizoen. We zijn op zoek naar mensen die willen flyeren, schrijven, serveren, koken, filmen ...

Les Ateliers Claus cherche des confrères pour la saison prochaine. On cherche des gens pour distribuer les flyers, écrire, servir, cuisiner, filmer…

Les Ateliers Claus is looking for collaborators for this next season. We are looking for people to distribute flyers, write, serving, cooking, filming ...

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Dominique Lawalrée (b. 1954) is a composer born and based i n Brussels. First Meeting is Lawalrée's first archival release to date. Culled from four different albums originally self-published on his private label Editions Walrus, circa 1978-1982, this compilation highlights the composer's unique sense of ambient and minimal composition. Originally considered for release on Brian Eno's Obscure Records, Lawalrée's music is now no longer hidden.

In this collection the listener finds the sounds of piano, synthesizers, percussion, wurlitzer, organ, and voice, all performed by Lawalrée. Using these tools Dominique creates miniature themes that gallop across the speakers in slow motion, stretching our normal sense of dynamics and color, effortlessly widening the stereo plane. On “Musique Satieerique,” Dominique pays homage to the influence of Satie with simple repeated piano figures and a lush field of organs and flutes. And on other selections, like “Le Maison Des 5 Elements,” he takes a more wistful, ambient approach, layering keyboard lines, and invoking found/tape sounds to create a hypnogogic world of his own. Childlike in its playfulness and surreal to the bone, the music spins like a carrousel placed inside the Rothko Chapel. Lawalrée’s sense of timbre, tone, and overarching composition is like an impression of a home movie whose charm lies in its knowledge of intimacy, shared by few. An incantation of innocence.

"a quiet, understated music that is both touching and elegant" - Gavin Bryars 

Lee Ranaldo will be playing a intimate set at les ateliers claus on October 6th. 

Only 120 tickets available. 

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