|(180gr vinyl with luxurious gloss print + printed inner-sleeve on uncoated paper) Composed by Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson, the Original Music from The Sea Within is a thrilling ménage à trois of acclaimed soundscapeartists. As it's already given away by the title, their first collaboration comprises the original scores to The Sea Within, a contemporary-dance performance by Voetvolk, the company of Van Cauwenberghe and dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez.
A1 BASSTHEME 06:20
A2 CLUSTER 11:19
A3 TRASING MERIDIANS 03:02
B1 HESITATING PREDATORS 10:38
B2 FEMALE PARADE 06:01
B3 LOTUS 04:58
Composed by Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson, the Original Music from The Sea Within is a thrilling ménage à trois of acclaimed soundscape artists. As it’s already given away by the title, their first collaboration comprises the original scores to The Sea Within, a contemporary-dance performance by Voetvolk, the company of Van Cauwenberghe and dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez.
The Original Music from The Sea Within is Voetvolk’s second record, after 2017’s Bring It to Our Senses, which comprised the original scores to the company's triptych of the ecstatic body (consisting of It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, AH/HA and We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay).
The electronic sound design of the Original Music from The Sea Within is partly inspired by musical experiments: the combination of minimalistic synths, a tingling game with frequencies and a strong, persistent bass will push this record to the bottom of your senses.
2018 November 22-24 KVS, Brussels – SOLD OUT
2018 November 30 CC De Factorij, Zaventem
2018 December 04-06 Vooruit, Ghent
2018 December 07 CC Maasmechelen
2018 December 11-12 La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve-d’Ascq (F)
2018 December 19-20 STUK, Leuven – SOLD OUT
2019 January 18 Charleroi danse – Les écuries, Charleroi
2019 January 23-24 Le Grand T, Nantes (F)
2019 January 26 Le Moulin du Roc, Niort (F)
2019 January 29 CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (F)
2019 March 22-23 Teatro Central, Sevilla (S)
2019 March 27 Toneelhuis, Antwerp
2019 June 04 Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
2019 June 13 Concertgebouw, Bruges
2019 June 15 Stadsschouwburg, Kortrijk
The Sea Within already is dance performance of the year. – *****
by Magali Degrande – Het Nieuwsblad
Not one movement is fixed, and yet everything seems completely worked-out.
Like a dynamical painting. (…) The Sea Within is a provisional peak in
an unfolding body of work. – ****
by Filip Tielens – De Standaard
The Sea Within is a real and 100% female bomb of exceptional sensuality.
The total commitment of the dancers, their ‘occupied’ bodies and their
irradiant faces form a fascinating and magnetizing halo.
by Delphine Goater – Res Musica
The Sea Within is not trying to convince anyone of a certain ideology, nor is
it deconstructing or installing a fixed image of women. Therefore it’s
anything but just another drop in the ocean of choreographies.
by Thomas Hahn – Tanz
TRACY DANISON ABOUT ‘THE SOUND OF THE SEA WITHIN’
The Sound of The Sea Within at first might be heard as “sound”, birdsong, clicking switches or “music”, purling waters of crazy wisdom, referencing echoes of Charles Ives or John Cage: the necessary sound-off of dance, a vague roar or an absence that pretends stillness, a vibration that is there, not far, that points and prods the movement, helps the spectator see the “dance” in it.
But something exceptional happens in The Sea Within: an alchemical transmutation of pulse, blood, mind, performance experience and personal intimacy makes Sound herself a performer. I mean this literally: my mind’s eye saw Sound as it saw the other performers. As Papuan English would rightly speak it, Sound byemby braid as the others braid her, she is byemby undone as the others are undone, byemby caresses, is caressed, byemby pursuing, byemby pursued and byemby becomes flesh like their flesh.
This transmutation to Sound was amazing to me, the realization of the hope I always have in watching live performance, for me, the reason live performance persists and will persist.