Music Thu 26 Oct 2023 20:00

August&Walter #3: Ewout Pierreux / Tether Trio

time schedule

  • 20:00 doors
  • 20:30 ewout pierreux solo
  • 21:30 tether trio


Bonnie&Clyde, Nicole&Hugo or Jansen&Janssen.
All good things in life come in pairs.
This fall we have a golden duo of our own: August&Walter.
A series of six evenings pairing up our brand new August (Förster grand piano) with one of Walter’s favorite piano players.

S: Boo!
W: Boooo!
S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever heard!
W: It was terrible!
S: Horrendous!
W: Well it wasn’t that bad.
S: Oh, yeah?
W: Well, there were parts of it I liked!
S: Well, I liked alot of it.
W: Yeah, it was GOOD actually.
S: It was great!
W: It was wonderful!
S: Yeah, bravo!
W: More!
S: More!
W: More!
S: More!

So you want more? Treat yourself a ticket for one of the concerts or go wild and take a subscription for the whole series.

W: "Yeah, whadya think?"
S: "Beats sitting home watching television."

A&W#1 - Friday 13th of October - Alan Van Rompuy solo / Thomas Jillings + Stijn Cools (CANCELLED)
A&W#2 - Saturday 21st of October - Yu Ting Li solo / Kris Defoort
A&W#3 - Thursday 26th of October - Ewout Pierreux solo / Tether Trio
A&W#4 - Saturday 11th of November - Simon Groppe solo / Erik Vermeulen Trio
A&W#1bis - Tuesday 14th of November - Peter Vandenberghe solo / Fred Frith solo
A&W#5 - Saturday 25th of November - Bram De Looze solo / Jasper Stadhouders Blood Cloud
A&W#6 - Wednesday 6th of December - Seppe Gebruers solo / Alexander von Schlippenbach Trio


S: “They aren’t half bad.”
W: “Nope, they’re ALL bad!”

ewout pierreux

Pianist Ewout Pierreux (°1978) grew up in the Belgian countryside southwest of Brussels and studied at the Jazz department of the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven (now LUCA School Of Arts) during the last five years of the previous millennium.

Ewout is best known for his work with South African singer Tutu Puoane. In addition, he is active as a sideman in various projects, including Rebirth::Collective, WE Big Band, Marjan Van Rompay Group, ... Together with South African trumpet player Marcus Wyatt he leads the Belgian-South African coöperative improvisation project Small World.

As an educator he teaches jazz piano and ensemble at de Kunsthumaniora Antwerp, preparing talented youngsters for music college.

In addition to his concert schedule and his teaching activities, he is the founder and owner of the independant record label SoulFactory Records.

Ewout loves to play solo piano, being able to dive into the instrument at nobody’s pace but his own. He likes to jump into solo gigs as unprepared as possible, and let his meeting with the piano of the day/night decide where the music is going to go.

(c)Roger Vantilt
(c)Roger Vantilt

tether trio

Theo Bleckmann voice & efx
Timo Vollbrecht saxophone & efx
Harmen Fraanje

The Tether Trio is a brand-new, genre-exploding project that brings together three highly acclaimed improvisers: Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (NY), saxophonist Timo Vollbrecht (NY) and pianist Harmen Fraanje (Amsterdam). Together, they weave intimate and delicated sonic textures that constitute a highly personal trio-sound. Blending jazz harmony with acoustic resonance and electronic live processing, thet allow their music the time required to breathe, unfold, and claim its space. The trio format consisting of voice, saxophone, and piano is both unconventional as it promises an entirely new sound and experience. The Tether Trio derives its name from the intertwining of musical ideas that these three free-thinking musicians merge into one.

practical info

An abo/subscription for the August&Walter series is at 45 EUR for the full series of six concerts. Students pay 30 EUR for theirs!
Online abo presale is open now, it's an excellent way to spice up this fall with magnificent piano sounds and free impro. Can't make it to all concerts? You might consider to buy an abo as a way of supporting the live concerts at Walter.

Presale tickets for single concerts will open 7 days before every individual concert via our website. A presale ticket costs 12 EUR. We don't have a students discount for single tickets. At the doors - if there will be any left ;) - entrance will be 17 EUR. We accept cash and PayconiqByBancontact.