Sunday, November 19, 2006

Recommended gigs and exhibitions

On November 30, Oren Ambarchi performs at Argos in Brussels. Definitely something to look forward too, and expect an interview and special in our Core Audio radio show. More info here.

On the same day, there's the opening of "Early Fabricated", an exhibition at CCNOA, with work by Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree and others. More info here.

Eavesdropper gig review

On Friday, Eavesdropper played live again after a long period of inactivity on stage. Besides the noisy crowd and a not really state of the art sound system, it was very helpful to try out new stuff and working methods. The real afficionados apparently liked the music, and it was a good kick in the butt to keep working on live sets. Soon there's another gig (see earlier posts) in different circumstances, so feel free to check it out.

Reviews of Time Code Matter

Gonzo Circus magazine, as well as Rif Raf magazine published very positive reviews of Stem's first release Time Code Matter, a surround audio DVD by Audiostore and Eavesdropper.

We're still trying to find out how we can get this album distributed, but in the meantime you can order it online through our website: Stem

Radio blog

We've created a new blog for our Core Audio show, just to keep things a bit clear. So for playlists and other info, please visit

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Core Audio playlist oct 25 06

Moral Heritage: Fe-Mail with Carlos Giffoni
Below the wall: Zeena Parkins
Iode 131:Julie Rousse
Rêve 2: Julie Rousse
Dans la soute à bagages: Julie Rousse
The glass house: Chicago Underground duo
Stereo Telepathy Academy: Spoonbender 1.1.1
Palais de mari pour piano: Morton Feldman
Dunedin Public Art Gallery: Tetuzi Akiyama + Greg Malcolm
Happy Ending: Oren Ambarchi
Bruxelles: Text of Light
Herr Bar: Chris Clark

Core Audio.

Altitude 1000

Altitude 1000 reunites the Brussels audiovisual scene by combining and
opening up the Foton and Cimatics Platform networks. Open to every kind of
Brussels-linked artist who combines audio and visuals in intriguing ways,
the Altitude1000 DVD compilation and festival at Recyclart present the
first fruits of this collaboration.

The Altitude 1000 festival is the first in a series of events that brings
together the Brussels audiovisual scene. Altitude1000 aims to reunite
locally and promote internationally, those artist that have given proof of
the unique atmosphere and creative environment in Brussels.

The DVD will be officially presented during the festival, which takes
place at Recyclart from December 9 until December 16 2006. The Altitude
1000 website provides detailed information on both the DVD and the

Altitude 1000 is supported by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap and the Vlaamse

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Cimatics Festival

Upcoming: the annual A/V festival Cimatics

Cimatics website

Eavesdropper concerts

Two new concerts added to Eavesdropper's gig schedule:

November 17: Ghent: Botsmusic

December 8: Altitude 1000 festival at Recyclart Bxl: link + info soon

Performance dates for La Petite fille...

Finally some dates for "La petite fille qui amait trop les allumettes". A very intense performance with a surprisingly acoustic score by Eavesdropper.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Core Audio playlist oct 18 06

Stück 8: Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget
Chapter One: Darren Tate
Babycat: Sinner DC
Now it is: Luwte
Sketches From Dust: Paul Bradley
Moth: Orla Wren
Electric Sunflower: Mudsuckers
Jugularis: Daniel Menche
Bolz: Apparat
Aphex Twin remix: Four Tet

Core Audio.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Core Audio playlist oct 11 06

Sleepthru: Simon Fisher Turner
Access to rude: Simon Fisher Turner
Koffer A: F.S. Blumm
Haus & Halm: F.S. Blumm
Lazyboat: Triosk
Sand Dunes: Tape
Space Part 3: Rafael Toral
Foreigner: Andrew Liles
Piano 7 Hz: John Bischoff
Dew: Albert Ortega
Pariahs Sing Om Tr.1: Peter Wright
Flashforward: Alva Noto
Barrel Inside: Silk Saw

Core Audio.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Core Audio playlist oct 04 06

Oujela Mine: Chris Watson
Atlantis: Rosey Parlane
KFJC California: Colin Potter
Marching Through Georgia: Goldmund
Oh: Tod Dockstader
Telegraphy by the sea: Jim Haynes
Sprawled Naked Across A Piano: M.S. Waldron / Steven Stapleton / Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson / Jim Haynes / R. K. Faulhaber
The Hexactinellidae: Coelacanth
Death of the Ankou: The North Sea & Rameses III
Coins and Crosses: Ryan Teague

Core Audio.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Core Audio playlist sep 27 06

Live from Derby Dance Centre 2002: Matt Davis, Mark Wastell, Rhodri Davies
Smiger: Kaada
Ton Ventricule Gauche Boitille: Claire Goldfarb
Album tr.3: Mokira
Who's playing: Midaircondo
Thread: Deaf Center
Leonine: Sickoakes
Dance Studio: Secret Mommy
Ride:Schneider TM
Chartnok: Mouse On Mars
Trick Snitch: Otto Von Schirach
Love will tear us apart: Susanna & The Magical Orchestra

Core Audio.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Music score for Kumari

Last week, i finished the score for Kumari, a theatre play for kids, produced by HetPaleis - Antwerp, written and directed by Dimitri Leue and Pieter Embrechts. We did a few try-outs, but the real première is somewhere January 2007. If you and you're kids are into oriental magic, sweet acting and beautiful stage design, it's a must-see. More info soon on their website.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

New recordings by the Heather, Eavesdropper & Waterman trio

Next weekend, Steve Heather, Alex Waterman and Eavesdropper jumpstart a new album at the studio. Aiming to outclass the first Eavesdropper & Waterman album, the trio brings percussion, cello, guitar and electronics together in new ways, exploring improvisation and hifi studio techniques. We have no idea about a release schedule, but once we get stuff going, it can happen fast. More soon.

Eavesdropper theatre score

Theatre company "Zeven" asked Eavesdropper to produce a score for their rendition of "The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond Of Matches" (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes) by Gaétan Soucy). A beautiful, dark and sad must-read! Première on November 3. Hopefully, some mp3's online soon...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Offical promo for Klimat

Yves De Mey/Eavesdropper and Christoph De Boeck/Audiostore present their second collaboration, a further elaboration of Time Code Matter, a spatialized music performance that premiered at the “Concertgebouw” in Bruges in 2005. In Klimat, as well as in their own individual work, they explore the organic qualities of minuscule audio structures. The sonic texture connects with electronic forms of nature. The sound of Time Code Matter was established by and through the reflection of sound in the vast empty hall of the “Concertgebouw”, with the audience seated on stage.

This time, Audiostore and Eavesdropper wish to surround the audience in a more direct and confrontational fashion. People will stay within a circle of 8 loudspeakers where each individual can choose his point of view and of listening. Klimat builds a space where the musicians shape conditions and define atmosphere.

Next year , Eavesdropper and Audiostore will create an audio-performance with metal surfaces, vibrating and resonating along with the composition. The circular set-up for Klimat is a study for this bigger production.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mastering TUK

Eavesdropper will take care of the final mastering of TUK's new album on Kraak. His new tracks sound fantastic, so it's a great honour and pleasure to do this job.
To be continued.

Friday, August 18, 2006

New STEM-label performance

Audiostore and Eavesdropper are currently working on the next instalment of their surround audio performance-cycle.
After Time Code Matter (concerts + DVD), it's now time for KLIMAT, a concert for an eight speaker set-up.
We're currently working on the sounds and the software patch, almost reaching its final phase.
The first performance of Klimat is hosted by Happy New Ears, a festival for new music in Kortrijk - Belgium on Saturday September 23. More info soon here.

Eavesdropper at Sound? Check!

Eavesdropper will do a live score to film for Sound? Check! at MuHKA, museum for contemporary art in Antwerp - Belgium.
Totally improvised (i get to see the footage only a few hours before the show) and from scratch.
Afterwards, there's an eclectic DJ-set at Petrol (also in Antwerp).

More info: Muhka

Knobsounds - Stem blog available

Finally jumping on this train too. Hopefully we'll be able to update the blog very frequently. We'll mainly use it as a means of sharing concert info, release info, maybe some thoughts about issues we strongly relate to, and from time to time some recommendations for a better musical life. Please get in touch if there's something you want to share.

Thank you for your time.