20.04.2024 | Thérèse Malengreau (Lawalrée, Eva Maria Houben), PJ Vranken (piano) | NTB#14 – Grand Hospice (Be)

20.04.2024 | Thérèse Malengreau (Lawalrée, Eva Maria Houben), PJ Vranken (piano) | NTB#14 – Grand Hospice (Be)

Transcultures and the Nuits du Beau Tas share this interest in hybrid evenings where different aesthetics and practices intersect, with historical artistic references, which can be reinterpreted through a contemporary reading.

This is the case here with the new soundtrack by Pierre-Jean Vranken on “Film” by the writer Samuel Becket who immortalized Buster Keaton, magician of silent cinema, in New York in 1964, and the interpretation by the concert pianist Thérèse Malengreau (whose recent sensitive interpretation of “Musica Callada” by Frederico Mompou) of pieces by North American and European minimalist composers (including Dominique Lawarée and her sober, timeless neo-classicism) can be recommended.

See all program of the Nuits du Beau Tas 2024 (NBT#14)

Thérèse Malengreau (Be)

Thérèse Malengreau (BE) is a concert pianist, also the author of achievements in the field of relationships between music, graphic arts and literature. She teaches comparative aesthetics of the arts at the Royal Institute of Art History and Archeology of Brussels (Royal Museums of Art and History) and piano at the Waterloo Academy of Music.

She was also a professor at the Institute of Broadcasting Arts (IAD) and a scientific collaborator at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). She plays recitals and chamber music in most European countries; his repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary works with a predilection for music from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The relationships between music, visual arts and literature are at the center of his research and his career, sometimes in close connection with exhibitions and international artistic projects. CDs (the Soupir label recently released its sensitive interpretation of Música Callada, a major work by the Spanish composer Federico Mompou) and books produced with this in mind add to a rich discography of monographic albums including several world premieres.


Pierre-Jean Vranken (Be)

Pierre-Jean Vranken studied musicology, electro-acoustic music composition, and music analysis with Brian Ferneyhough and Franco Donatoni.

Influenced by rock and contemporary music, he is also aligned with the “minimalism” of Morton Feldman.

He is, among other things, part of the unusual duo (Christina Van Peteghem – vocals, violin | Pierre-Jean Vranken – piano, guitar, live electronics). Their first album, “Live in Saint-Servais Church” can be found on the Sub Rosa label (Brussels), somewhere between offbeat lyrical singing, sonic experimentation, and contemporary minimalism.

A former programmer at Botanique, he launched and still organizes today the “Nuits du Beau Tas,” this “alternativo-iconoclastic meeting of a fifty-something tempted by dissidence, from wrestling to contemporary music”…