Chassol - Chou

Sunday May 9 2021 - 21:00
Kunstenfestivaldesarts [ONLINE]

+32 2 219 07 07
Inspired by Brussels and its multilingual, polyphonic vocality, Christophe Chassol has created a visually stimulating and sonic portrait of the city for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.Inspired by Brussels and its multilingual, polyphonic vocality, Christophe Chassol has created a visually stimulating and sonic portrait of the city for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Over the past few months he came into contact with several Brussels musicians. With them he visited the pandemic-stricken city in which there was seldom room for musical poetry. Chassol saw it as his mission to meticulously document his journey of discovery around Brussels, before opening it up before our eyes, with the help of local musicians, so that together we can recover the cultural richness that defines our city. Chassol is known around the world for the revolution he sparked in contemporary jazz, through his albums and concerts, and for his collaborations with artists such as Frank Ocean and Solange. In the manner of an optical effect, he harmonizes melodies and rhythms by blending extraordinarily complex variations in chords and sound combinations into an unimaginable fluidity. With apparently effortless technique, he cloaks complexity in unrestrained elegance, but he also brings out the virtuosity, poetry and musicality of everyday sounds and spoken language. Commissioned by the festival, Chou merges the image and sound archive of Brussels into a mesmerizing total experience.