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Myriam Van Imschoot (Concept, Composition, Direction)

HYOID voices (Co-creation and performance):
Fabienne Seveillac (Mezzo-Soprano)
Andreas Halling (Tenor)
Els Mondelaers (Mezzo-Soprano)
Gunther Vandeven (Baryton)

Guest performers in Darmstadt:
Lisa Hofstetter
Kobe Van Cauwenberge
Friedemann Dupelius
Sophie Emilie Beha
Karen Verlinden

Manifold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical.
Myriam Van Imschoot and the Belgian vocal ensemble HYOID create an adaptation of their piece newpolyphonies, a video where the camera takes you inside the magnetic field of a live performance. The singers of HYOID and their guests invite you to this curious high mass about little differences with big impact. Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Sound engineer: Wannes Gonnissen
Sound design and electronics speakers: Fabrice Moinet
Production: Hiros, La Muse en Circuit
Co-production: Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats, Kunstencentrum Buda Kortrijk
In collaboration with: Walpurgis
Supported by the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission

Filmed by Kobe Wens


Myriam van Imschoot talks with Friedemann Dupelius (IMD) about NEWPOLYPHONIES. She speaks about the relation of professional and non-professional vocalists, collectivist and individualist aspects of the voice, the spirituality of community, animal choruses and communication beyond language.

Photos in the Vimeo clip: (c) IMD / Kristof Lemp


(c) IMD / Kristof Lemp

© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp
© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp
© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp
© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp
© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp
© ️IMD / Kristof Lemp