Press release from Very Quiet Records
Original link here.

Quies by Peter Lenaerts released today


When you escape to a desert the silence shouts in your ear 
(Graham Greene)

You are confronted with yourself in these places. Silence is often seen as something soothing, but it is also frightening. It feels unnatural, especially for modern man. We constantly produce sound. In the desert there is no auditory or visual distraction. It is 40 degrees, day in day out. There is no one to talk to. You are hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest village or gas station. There is nothing romantic or idyllic about such an environment. After three days I was suffering from desert madness. You realise that the quietness you hear means that there is really nobody or nothing out there. 
(interview with Peter Lenaerts)

Recorded along the Oodnadatta Track in South Australia, December 11-21, 2011.Peter Lenaerts is a sound artist and composer in the fields of performance art, contemporary dance and film. He believes that in a culture dominated by visuals, nothing is as powerful, intense, and rewarding as simply listening.




Quies @ Beurs 1

Quies @ Beurs 2

Quies @ Beurs 3

Quies @ Beurs 4

Images © Anna Van Aerschot


Today I come to you with noisy bells & whistles, excited to announce the next Quies chapter AND a squeaky, fresh, new project called Micro. It’s all happening this coming Friday as part of Beursschouwburg’s “Private Investigations” program.

Quies will be set up as a three screen installation with headphones for ultimate listening pleasure. Let it also be known that Ezra Eeman and myself will use the next 7 weeks to keep working on Quies. Meaning that rougly every two weeks or so, we aim to “update” the installation with new material. Until it feels finished. Making a private investigations public? Yup, something like that.

Next to that, there will be Micro. What that is or will be, I’m not sure yet. All I know is that I will aim to turn the building into an instrument and then play that instrument for you from 5 to 8:30pm. It might be the start of something new, or not.

Come find out?

More info here.

26. 24 HOURS OF THE STAGE, WP ZIMMER (Installation View)





Images © Glenn Geerinck

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