Newsletter November 2013

Newsletter November 2013

In October, Transcultures fruitfully launced the Mobile Awards Arts & Networks within the Transnomades 2013 organised at Saint-Gilles/Brussels. On this occasion, we also launched a web site to be developped in the coming months, (in partnership with – Super Modern Art Museum) where you can find web art creations but also critical contributions on the various forms of web/net arts (contributions are also welcomed!). After these past intense months of festivals, we propose in November (with our Belgian and French partners), several workshops and activities to open a larger audience to the diversity of the sound and digital practices.

Dernier inventaire avant déménagement

Liège > Ancienne bibliothèque du Palais de Justice > 12:00


Stephan Ink (musician, laptop, bass) + Eric Therer (writer/performer) = Ordinaire. Together they will use recorded sounds from this ancient library of the the Palace of Justice of Liège and found forgotten books as material for a unique sonic/spoken word.

06 + 08 & 09.11.2013
Isa Belle + Paradise Now
Sound massages

Valenciennes > Le phénix > 06.11.13 > 17-19:00
Saint-Sébatien sur Loire > Médiathèque > 08 & 09.11.13 > 14 – 18:00


In early November, Isa Belle + Paradise Now are invited in Valenciennes by Le Phénix (in association with various events in the framework with Europalia India) and also by the city of Saint-Sebastien-Sur-Loire (in the framework of Festival Allez au lit !) to propose sound massages introducing to the organic body-sound relationship. One can discover the benefits and physical properties of sound and the use of “singing bowls” (ancestral Tibetan bowls et crystal bowls) and essential oils…a sacred moment!

Arnaud Eeckhout + Emilien Baudelot
Workshop Electronic Music

Maubeuge > Manège > 19:00


An initiation to the various forms of electronic sound treatments and new digital compositions tools for beginners, followed by a concert by contemporary jazz masters Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana.

Check also in the framework of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s)

06.11 > 19:00 Valenciennes – Le Phénix

Workshop de / by Kapila Venu


An initiation to Kuttiyattam, traditional theatre from South India by the great actress Kapila Venu.

07.11 > 20:00
Spectacle Kapila Venu

A gestual theatre in the tradition of Kuttiyattam by Kapila Venu revisiting Indian legends with a spiritual touch.

  • 16€

19.11 > 20:00
Damien Caille-Perret : Actéon (opéra)


This lyrical show with a spectacular set is inspired by Ovide’metamorphoses (with music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Baptise Lully) is a good way to (re)discover a masterpiece of the Greek-Roman history.

  • Preferential price : 9€ instead of 32€ –

Jusqu’au / untill 30.11
sound installation Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s)
Arnaud Eeckhout (Silence is more),
Claire Payement (Haptique II),
:such : (A tape end)


Still to be seen and heard at le Phénix, 3 great sound installations (premiered at Festival City Sonic) by young and talented Belgian and French artists who had previously a residency in Valenciennes (Art Zoyd, Phénix) and Mons (le manège.mons), in the framework of the transborder platform for innovative music, Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s).

Coproduction Art Zoyd, le manège.mons, Transcultures/City Sonic in partnerhip with le phénix.
In the framework of Espace(s) Son(s) Hainaut(s), platfrom for innovative music supported by le fonds européen FEDER-Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlanderen.

  • Free entrance – 13:00 > 19:00
  • Info on those ESH events