Balcony concert Avenue Jean Volders

On May 17th 2020, during the lockdown, the participative balcony concert on avenue Jean Volders took place. I was the creator, organiser and conductor of this event. 12 musicians, 3 dancers and lots of neighbours shared this moment, played, sang and cheered together. This event was created to give people hope and joy in these crazy times and make them feel “connected-from-a-distance.”

Photos by ©Karel Downsbrough, collage by Karen van Schaik

Café Roskam translates your wish in 1 minute of music

For the Week of Belgian Music, I created a little improvisation project called “Café Roskam translates your wish in 1 minute of music.” People could order drinks from the webshop of café Roskam. When they came to collect their order, they were offered 1 minute of improvised music, based on their wish for 2021. The musicians were “live at Roskam” through a zoom connection. Here is the “after movie.”