i uploaded some new tracks for my soundcloud playlist !
have a listen :)
this year is Zvezdoliki's fourth 'Noot voor Nood' solidarity project.
15 years ago, Zvezdoliki played its first concert and 10 years ago the first 'Noot voor Nood' took place...
something also the City of Antwerp somehow seems to have picked up.. ;)
so they invited us for a festive reception at the city hall where we also got a sublime guided tour !
have a look at the pictures below.
this 'Noot voor Nood' will raise funds for the Saint-Andrew Charity Foundation that helps Ukrainian children rebuild their lives with schooling and medical aid.
program and all details : visit www.zvezdoliki.be
happy and honoured to announce the publication of the zvezdokumentary visualized by jan mast !
artist douglas park asking me interstellar questions =|°
enjoy the experience here :
Z V E Z D O L I K I made a magnificent live recording of piazzolla's tangoperita 'maría de buenos aires' in 2018, released on antarctica records. we even made it to a live performance on national TV. check out our youtube channel to WATCH;
plan was to make a tour with 'maría' in 2020, the piazzolla year. well.. we all know what happened in 2020.
therefore i'm super-excited to be able to announce this wonderful production will be back on stage on december 10th in schouwburg noord in antwerpen !
more detailed info soon.
.. and more amazing things happened !
oriana - flautist, founder and artistic director of Z V E Z D O L I K I, got invited to have her first solo photography show in LONDON.. ! for many year, photography has been always there, lying just underneath the surface.. ready to get exposed.. life has his own ways of manifesting :)
for more info, please visit the photography page on this site.
albi cathedral, france, 2O17
being artistic director of Z V E Z D O L I K I , an ensemble she founded in 2009, oriana got invited for an exchange trip (3 days in vitoria, san sebasti}n and bilbao) to basque country. the trip was in one word amazing. meeting lots of people.. new plans being made.. more soon !
photographer juan dopico massobrio followed us during these days and made this fantastic picture of oriana admiring anselm kiefer's fantastic "The Renowned Orders of the Night" (Die berühmten Orden der Nacht, 1997), in the guggenheim bilbao.
thank you so much for capturing this amazing moment, juan .. couldn't be any better.
kiefer portrayed himself as a lonely figure lying on dry, cracked ground beneath the immense mantle of the stars. kiefer is fascinated by the night sky and its different interpretations throughout history, particularly those describing it as a divine, mysterious kingdom recalling our origins and fate. spirituality, observes the artist, consists of "connecting with an older knowledge and trying to find continuity in the reasons why we search for heaven. the sky is an idea, a part of . . . an older knowledge. heaven is an idea, a piece of ancient internal Knowledge. it is not a physical construction."
juan also made a video with an overview of these three wonderful days :
in 2020, i started a new project for Z V E Z D O L I K I : "GroundFlour" neighbourhood concerts. this is a series of concerts in my own house in guldensporenstraat in borgerhout, antwerpen. the concerts are maximum one hour and are a mix of different art forms : music, poetyry, visual art and performance art. and course there's food too.. the magnificent lebanese finger food from Si Bon Antwerpen :)
this project is granted by District Borgerhout and Antwerpen City.
below there's also a small vid of the second GroundFlour concert with flautist Berten D'Hollander, poet Douglas Park, performance artist Miss Machine and myself.
the first concert was on september 6th 2020, then there was the c*r*n*a break, so it restarted on june 13th 2021. next dates are november 7th and december .19th, both at 3 pm, both free entrance.
to find out more about program details, please check www.zvezdoliki.be/groundflour.
see you !
i'm working on the continuation of Z V E Z D O L I K I 's project "GroundFlour", in our home base in guldensporentraat, borgerhout. after having to cancel twice; we are happy to continue this beautiful project. contacting people, discussing dates,... more info soon !