Music Sat 15 Feb 20:30

S M O G n41

time schedule

  • 20:00 doors
  • 20:30 michael schmid solo
  • 21:15 game

michael schmid solo

The first part of the evening we have Ictus musician Michael Schmid, performing The Real as imaginary (Peter Ablinger), for speaker and noise, an extract from Ursonate (Kurt Schwitters) for voice and one of the Charlie Chaplin monologues in the Big Dictator, for voice, in sjhdgfiuoiusvdkgsvd language.

Michael Schmid is a musician and flutist specializing in contemporary experimental music. A fixed member of the Belgian Ictus Ensemble and as freelancer he has worked with most of the major European New Music Ensembles as chamber musician and soloist.
Next to his activity as flutist he appears as performer of concrete poetry, builds sound installations and writes sound pieces. He has a profound interest in the politics and communication processes of music making.


Performance of the KASK contemporary music students, Ghent, on works by composer Karl Naegelen.
This portrait concert shows various sides of Karl Naegelen’s work, based on the exploration of sounds, whether mechanical, poetic, ethereal or trivial. This concert also reveals his approach as a composer, where each musician of the Gent Advanced Master Ensemble will fully be part of the musical process.

This programme will include pieces exploring:

- Sounds related to a text: a famous Bach choral (Ich ruf zu dir) and a posthumous text from Flaubert evoking the sad irony of church bells (Rouages, battants),
- Sounds resulting from a long investigation process where improvization can play an important role at first (Miniatures from Fenêtre Ovale, La Boîte à Frissons, Rough Edge…).