Blowdruk blends contemporary music with live visual performance. Blowdruk started as a trio, but also represents the duo between painter Sigrid Tanghe and musician Vincent Caers. After tackling the interdisciplinary interpretation of contemporary percussion literature, the focus has shifted to improvised audiovisual chamber music. Through each performance, Blowdruk explores how musical and visual processes can be worked out collaboratively. Although the performance setup makes use of different technological aspects, the interaction is highly focused on the artistic and real-time dialogue between sound and image.
The project started as the trio Blowdruk, with Andy Dhondt (saxophone), Vincent Caers (percussion) and Sigrid Tanghe (visuals) premiering six new pieces, commissioned for the ensemble, at the Voorwaarts Maart festival at the Bijloke in Ghent. These works were composed by Belgian composers Benjamin Van Esser, Jelle Tassyns, Frederik Neyrinck, Claude Coppens, Frank Debruyne and Jan Huylebroeck.