Coudenberg Sound Box Fest

Activity

Coudenberg Sound Box Fest is a playlist that takes you on a musical journey through the palace. You can listen to the playlist at home or at the Coudenberg Palace via our online audioguide. Important: you must bring your own device in order to listen to the music on site. There, you can use the free wifi network (Wi-Fi Coudenberg).

There is no extra charge for the musical visit. You pay the regular rate that applies to you.

The Coudenberg Palace entrusts the flutist and musicologist Matteo Gemolo (www.matteogemolo.com) with the creation of a “playlist” entitled Sound Box Fest which will make listeners and visitors travel in time and space; from Baroque and Classical music from the 17th and 18th centuries to jazz and contemporary music, all inspired by the underground remains of the former Royal Palace of Brussels.

7 groups (solo, duo, trio) will perform in the different rooms which constitute the underground route of the Coudenberg Palace. The performances have been recorded and filmed in a professional manner. Interviews with musicians (in French, English, Dutch, German, Italian or Spanish) have been be carried out as well. Everything will be edited and subtitled to become a full-fledged audio tour. 

When the sanitary situation allows the organization of concerts, the “guests” will return to play on site, in public, during 2 or 3 evenings under the frame of Coudenberg Sound Box Fest.
 

Programme

BarrocoTout
Carlota Ingrid Garcia (Spain) – traverso
Izana Soria (Spain) – baroque violin
Edouard Catalan (France) – baroque cello

Maarten Stragier
(Belgium) – classical & electric guitar

Conor Gricmans & Catalina Vicens
(Latvia/UK) – Baroque violin & (Chile/Switzerland) – Harpsichord

Europa Ritrovata
Matteo Gemolo (Italy) – traverso
Conor Gricmanis (Latvia/UK) – violin
Lisa Kokwenda Schweiger (Germany) – harpsichord

Marylene Corro & Thibault Dille
(Belgium) – voice & (Belgium) – accordion and electric keyboard

Duo Calambur
Blanca Prieto (Spain) – violin
Rebecca Lefèvre (Sweden) – viola da gamba

Vāc
Enrico Pigozzi (Italy) – electronics
Julia Szproch (Poland) – soprano

 

With the support of Delphine Houba, alderwoman for culture of the city of Brussels.