electronics | improvisation | audiovisual | dance
‘Worp’ is an audiovisual improvising quartet, combining musicians Peter Jacquemyn (double bass, voice), Jan Pillaert (tuba, voice) and Vincent Caers (live electronics) with visual artist Klaas Verpoest (digital image). With each performance, the artists are exploring the borders of their own medium. Sound receives a body. Movement creates traces. Form becomes sound. In essence, all performers are communicating in a deeply humane and creative language. A game of feedback arises, dissolving the contours between instruments, players and material. Fundamental to the performance are the improvisational approach, the equality of art-forms and the transfer of each performer's attitude into an unique interdisciplinary experience. The group can be extended with dance in collaboration with dancer Geraldo Si to become ‘Sichtlaut’.
The first performance of Worp happened as a closing session of the ‘Loops’ concert at Stuk, Leuven. Worp / Sichtlaut also featured the LUX showcase closing event at Vooruit, Gent. Worp #2 will be presented at the International Rotterdam Film Festival in January.