As part of the events organized in La Louvière to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Pol Bury (1922-2005), Transcultures commissioned several sound creators (of various adventurous aesthetics) from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation to produce a piece freely inspired by the work and the universe of this visionary multi-creator of Louviéroise origin who had his double Ernest Pirotte write, in the “Journal d’un Faiseur” in 1952, “It happens to me on certain days to believe myself to be more of a musician than visual artist”.
Indeed, the processes and series explored by Bury in his visual work such as softening, kinetics, punctuations and his passion for slow movement evoke effects or techniques used in contemporary sound creation.
“Sonic Spheres” is inspired by the material, sculptural and kinetic explorations as well as the poetic, surreal and pataphysical writings of this indisciplinary artist and genius inventor.
Album + CD
This compilation features new pieces by : Charlemagne Palestine + Lionel Hubert, Todor Todoroff, Charo Calvo, Raymond Delepierre, Isa*Belle + Paradise Now, Pak Yan Lau, Pastoral, Didié Nietzsche (featuring Maja Jantar & Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg), Alain Wergifosse.
The “Sonic Spheres” album is available in CD format (including a 20-page booklet presenting the works, with poetic fragments around Pol Bury and visuals by Christophe Bailleau) which will be released in June 2023 and download on the bandcamp of the Transonic label (released on May 13 2023 at the event “Sonic Spheres Live“)
- 13.05.2023 | Album
- June 2023 | CD + Livret
- Transonic Label
- Transcultures with the support of the City of La Louvière and the National Lottery.
- As part of Pol Bury’s centenary and City Sonic 20 Years
- Visuel Banner background – Christophe Bailleau.