Tom Bourgeois ft. V. Harcsa & L. Le Van « Murmures / Rumeurs »

« Murmures »
Tom Bourgeois - tenor sax, bass clarinet, composition / Loïs Le Van - voice / Thibault Dille - accordion / Florent Jeunieaux - guitar

« Rumeurs »
Line-up of “Mumures” + Veronika Harcsa - voice / Ruben Verbruggen - alto and baritone sax / Thomas Mayade - trumpet / Quinten de Craecker - trombone / Esinam Dogbaste - flute, percussion / Dorian Dumont - piano / Victor Foulon - double bass / Jelle van Giel - drums

Mystical, introspective, spiritual and then suddenly angry, exalted, heretical, the music of Tom Bourgeois has something solemn and pagan at the same time. Everything questions in this fascinating double album which diverts us from the single thought. Everything is delicacy and contrast. Nothing is ever all black, never all white. Nothing is ever all gray either. And Tom Bourgeois plays on this fragile balance.
This double album is designed like a mirror: two bands, two discs, "Murmures" and its (almost) anagram "Rumeurs", each title of which responds to its counterpart on the other side. Behind certain titles, we can recognize Ravel, influences from Tom Yorke, John Dowland, references to the series The Wire, the points of view of two lovers.
We go from renaissance and baroque to jazz, from improvisation to chamber music, from hints of blues (or almost) to dislocated swing. We could have fun finding the common points or the differences on the two facets of this double-disc, but the best thing is to let ourselves be carried away by the murmur - or the rumors - of these enigmatic musical stories.

€ 12 full price / € 9 members, students, job seekers.