15 — 17.05

Chassol Paris


music — premiere

Dutch, French → NL, FR, EN | ⧖ 1h | €20 / €16

Inspired by Brussels and its multilingual vocality, Christophe Chassol has created a visually stimulating sonic portrait of the city for Kunstenfestivaldesarts. After last year’s online presentation of Chou, Chassol returns with a live performance of his new album dedicated to Brussels; a mesmerizing total experience with video and musicians. Chassol sparked a revolution in contemporary jazz and is known around the world through his albums, concerts, and collaborations with artists such as Frank Ocean and Solange. In the manner of an optical effect, he harmonizes melodies and rhythms, blending extraordinarily complex chord variations into sound combinations of unimaginable fluidity. This complexity is cloaked by seemingly effortless technique and unrestrained elegance, revealing the virtuosity, poetry, and musicality of everyday sounds and spoken language. Commissioned for the festival, Chou merges the image and sound archive of Brussels into a polyphonic portrait of the city. This unique creation will be presented at a series of symbolic locations: Ancienne Belgique, La Monnaie / De Munt, and L’Archiduc.


  • 20:00
  • Ancienne Belgique
  • Accessible for wheelchair users



Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Ancienne Belgique, De Munt/La Monnaie, L’Archiduc
Written, composed and directed by: Christophe Chassol | With: Jean-Pierre Muller, Alice Foccroulle, Inno JP, Tisso the Plug, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Martha Da’ro, Jean-Philippe and Valentin Feiss, Aristide d’Agostino, Jean-Louis Hénart, Emmanuel André, Isabelle Leonard | Executive production: Boris Memmi, Géraldine Noël for Ludi Magister
Commissioned and produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Ancienne Belgique | In coproduction with Ludi Magister
Thanks to: De Munt/La Monnaie, L’Archiduc, Wave Lab Studio, Hotel Warwick, Ville de Bruxelles/Stad Brussel
Performances in Brussels with the support of the French Institute, the French Embassy in Belgium and The Alliance Française, in the frame of EXTRA (2021)
Courtesy of Tricatel

→ see also: Workshop, A Music School
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