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Innerwoud & Astrid Stockman

Haven

Released in
2018

Innerwoud brings a beautiful mix of ambient, drone and neoclassical.  The project is led by contrabass player Pieter-Jan Van Assche en was formed in 2014 in Ghent, BE.  Musical layers are built live together and merge with the different sounds that the contrabass produces which results in a melancholic journey. For this new album he worked together with soprano singer Astrid Stockman. She studied singing and piano at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven. She played roles such as Venus (Venus & Adonis, Blow) and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), Suor Angelica, Donna Elvira (Transparent - Laika), and many many  more.

 

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After a series of performances, including a successful passage at the BRDCST festival (Ancien Belgique) in 2017, Consouling Sounds decided to release the music on vinyl and CD. Haven takes cue from Mediamaterial, but is in effect an entirely new piece for which Aïda Gabriëls wrote the libretto herself. The version now played for the occasion of the album is a new powerful performance with focus on the selected music from the album Haven and elements from the original performance. The music is now also supported by motion expression by Lieselot Vanderroost. The whole is a search for the boundaries between despair and hope, light and darkness, hatred and love.