7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Loft Room @ The Old Fire Station
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg has developed, as autodidact, vocal improvisation and voice extended techniques, while practically exploring improvised music and focusing on his voice, since 1996.
He coined the word phonoetry (phonésie in French), which describes the poésie sonore (sonic poetry) particularly of his solo voice performance ORYNX, released in the CD Orynx – Phonésie (Inaudible 003).
Philip Gibbs has produced a series of groundbreaking recordings as composer and guitar soloist, and played on over forty with heavyweight jazz groups including a cast of internationally recognised players – William Parker, Paul Dunmall, John Serry, Roy Cambell, Keith Tippett, Hamid Drake, Markus Stockhausen, Paul Rogers, and many others.
His approach to guitar performance includes many new extended techniques and preparations, which he has explored much further than any other guitarist alive today. He has been described in recent reviews as a master of six or seven performance styles, and regularly receives excellent critical notices internationally.