Brussels Vocal Project

THE ENSEMBLE

Brussels 
Vocal
 Project
 is a collective of three singers, Elsa Grégoire, Anu Junnonen and François Vaiana. They create projects which focuses on original vocal music. They aim to expand the vocal possibilities through collaborations with different singers, instrumentalists and composers.
Their first project “The Art Of Love” is an A Cappella tribute to the great Belgian guitarist  Pierre Van Dormael. The repertoire was written for six vocalists by leading Belgian jazz composers such as Fabrizio Cassol, Nathalie Loriers and Diederik Wissels.With they new program “Modern Tales” hey are now collaborating with the American drummer and composer John Hollenbeck on material written exclusively for five voices and a drum set. John Hollenbeck and Brussels Vocal Project want to revisit this ancient orchestration through compositions based on modernized popular tales.

Brussels Vocal Project have performed their repertoire in many concert halls and venues in Belgium, Germany and Finland. They have also been called on numerous occasions to collaborate with bands such as David Linx and Diederik Wissels, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, and for different major events like the Magritte awards for cinema and the Floreales by the city of Brussels.

 

THE PROJECTS

 – Modern Tales –

Tales were born from popular beliefs and were transmitted across generations. Weather it’s the Three Little Pigs, the Little Mermaid or the Emperor’s New Clothes, the stories help people understand their struggles and behaviours. The make us aware of dangers by using the imaginary. 

These timeless tales are still relevant today. Our society is questioning itself, people are lost and looking for alternative ways of living and thinking. Brussels Vocal Project sheds a new light on the tales by viewing them from a different angle. Putting them in a modern setting forces us to rethink what we know and to question ourselves.

Brussels Vocal Project decided to put the modern tales in music by collaborating with the composer John Hollenbeck and the drummer Moritz Baumgärtner. The instrumentation proposed here is probably one of the oldest known to mankind: drums and voice. Using the tales as inspiration, John Hollenbeck searches new ways of expression by experimenting with the musicians.  Together, they have created a sound that will awake the curiosity in every listener.

Music: John Hollenbeck / Text: Elsa Grégoire, François Vaiana & Anu Junnonen

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  • Sarah Klenes (voice)
  • Anu Junnonen (voice)
  • Elsa Grégoire (voice)
  • Emanuel Hahn (voice)
  • François Vaiana (voice)
  • Moritz Baungärtner (drums)

 

 

 

– Art of Love –

Six 
unique
 voices 
from
 different 
musical
 backgrounds 
find 
unity
 in 
this
 international project.
 Influences 
coming 
from
 jazz, 
pop
 and
 classical 
music,
 Brussels
 Vocal
 Project 
puts
 the
 possibilities
 of
 the
 voice
 in 
the 
picture.

The album 
”The
 Art 
Of 
Love” 
includes 
compositions
 of 
leading 
Belgian
 composers.
 Fabrizio 
Cassol, 
Nathalie 
Loriers, 
Diederik 
Wissels,
 Pierre
 Vaiana, 
Pirly
 Zurstrassen,
 Fabian
 Fiorini
 and 
Serge Lazarévich
 wrote
 pieces 
that 
each 
refer 
to
 the 
master
 piece 
”The 
Art 
Of 
Love”
 by 
Pierre 
Van 
Dormael. The
 lyrics 
were 
created 
by 
the
 vocalists. 
The
 result 
is 
an 
album
 full
 of 
warm 
harmonies,
 irresistable
 rhythms 
and
 original
 poetry.
 On 
top
 of 
the 
bill,
 David
 Linx
 was 
invited
 as 
a 
guest 
vocalist.

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  • Frédérike
 Borsarello‐Trésallet (soprano)  

  • Anu
 Junnonen (mezzo)

  • Elsa 
Grégoire (alto) 

  • Jonas
 Cole (tenor)
  • François 
Vaiana (baritone)
 
  • Gilles
 Wiernik
 (bass)

 

 

 

Order your copy of the Art Of Love at AZ productions

Or digitally here :
i-tunes
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