19.07 > 08.09.2024 | Sonic Bugs – Sound installation by Alain Wergifosse | Couvent d’Hautrage (Saint-Ghislain – Be)

19.07 > 08.09.2024 | Sonic Bugs – Sound installation by Alain Wergifosse | Couvent d’Hautrage (Saint-Ghislain – Be)

In the framework of the Sonic Summer 2024, the convent garden becomes the scene of a small multi-phonic symphony of synthetic insect sounds inspired by the intense bustle of the Amazonian jungle, the lazy audio landscapes of a hot Mediterranean summer with these crickets and cicadas and the joyful buzz of bees and midges of the meadows, forests and mountains of our holidays.

Alain Wergifosse (Be)

Belgian video artist and experimental musician having resided in Barcelona for 30 years, Alain Wergifosse has participated in countless sound projects solo and with groups such as Obmuz, Macromassa and Specop (in Spain).

For 10 years, he created interactive sounds and music for Marcel.lí Antúnez (founder of La Fura dels Baus). He co-organized the LEM and NoNoLogic festivals in Barcelona and published 3 albums: “Deep Gray Organics” in 1999 on the Geometrik label (Es), “Flux & Densités” in 2020 and the CD (+ booklet) “Spectres & Neons ” in 2022, both published by the Transonic (Be) label. In 2010, he composed the music for the film “Petite anatomy of the image” by Olivier Smolders.

He has produced numerous videos and immersive and sound installations regularly supported by Transcultures (and the City Sonic and Transnumériques festivals), the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and also, among others, by/for KIKK, Recyclart (Be), Zone Libre, European Pepinieres of Creation, and Vidéoformes (Fr), as well as concerts and sound and visual experimentation workshops.


Sonic Summer 2024

Transcultures, Centre for Sound and Digital Cultures, joins its partner Septem (Cultural Centre of Saint-Ghislain) to offer, this summer 2024, a program of friendly events open to all.

Workshops, concerts, installation, sound art video selection… dialoguing with the spaces of the Hautrage convent (16th century), around sound and intermedia creation with the participation of leading artists from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and abroad.

Check all the program