03.13.2014 8:00 p.m.
Lieven Martens Moana
Lieven Martens Moana is an artist/composer from Antwerp, who blends different traditions of
electronic music in an idiosyncratic universe. Building on the acquisitions of genres suc as musique
concrète, field-recording, tape composition, electronic synthesis, new age and contemporary noise, he
creates a unique mix of the historical avant-garde and poetic neo-romanticism. His work can be
regarded as sonic landscape paintings that reflect his search for spiritual beauty. An important nonmusical
influence of Martens Moana’s art stems from the many travels he undertook to the Azores and
Ghent residing Floris Vanhoof is an electronic musician and experimental cineast whose oeuvre is
strongly influenced by American minimalism (think of renowned composers such as Terry Riley, La
Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Philip Glass, Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik …) and
by a contemporary experimental underground tradition. Vanhoof developed his music as a part of an
inclusive approach to his own art, in which he combines his films with electronic music. His music
combines modular synthesis with concrete sounds – so called found sound, analogous to objets trouvés
in visual art. His film work is experimental in the litteral sense of the word. He manipulates 16mm film
and interferes in the chemical processes of the actual film development. The core of Vanhoof’s oeuvre
is constructed around the idea of synethesia: visual ideas and concepts are transposed to music and vice
versa, to realize an esthetic experience of the whole.
Beyt al Tapes
Beyt al Tapes is the alias of Niels Latomme. Latomme is multi-faced artist, dividing his time being
producer, electronic composer, graphic designer, label boss and concert promoter. As a musician he
explored post punk and psychedelic territories in the bands Penguins Know Why and Sylvester Anfang
II. Recently he shifted his focus to more actively construct an oeuvre as an electronic musician.
Latomme’s body of work consists of tape compositions and sound poetry, influenced by futurism, early
electronics and poesia sonora. Characteristic for Latomme is the use of out-moded analog equipment
such as cassette and reel-to-reel players and analog synthesizers. He is consciously adopting the
language of this gear because of the specific relation it offers between sound and tactility.