BART AMAND PRODUCTIONS VZW
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Bart Amand was born in 1973 as a doctor's son.
At his parents’ house he first was introduced to classical music. Between all these albums he discovered the rather experimental first works of Vangelis, which immediately took his interest. He started playing the piano at the age of 9. Later on Bart Amand went to study at the conservatory in Antwerp (Belgium) but soon he got more interested in playing with ensembles to develop his own ideas while listening to the music of Keith Jarrett, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Wim Mertens, ... .
After having played as a keyboard player in some pop configurations he founded BAR8 in 1996. Through an ensemble of two violins, one cello, two saxes and later on with some battery & percussion his compositions were still a mix of instrumental music and songs. In 2000 the band recorded ‘Dwarfish spectacles’.
Working together with several people such as dance-choreographers and on several different multimedia, theatre, .. He started to sharpen his ideas and brought his work back to its basics by only playing solo piano work. Out of a list of more than 50 tunes he has brought a period of nearly 6 years together in the album ART BRUT, which was released in 2010.
Later on he started to write again for quartet (piano/violin/soprano saxophone/cello) and recorded a new ‘enlightened’ CD called: “SIREN”. The CD was released in 2012.
The music of Bart Amand can be read as a collection of poems. The compositions often are a proposal ‘to look’ in a certain direction, having a three dimensional character, creating more than a theme or a song to listen to.
The album “Art Brut” is a work consisting of 2 chapters - 2 CDs. It has a rather intimate but restful character. The title “Art Brut” refers to a movement in the visual arts and describes creations of a spontaneous nature that depend as little as possible on cultural prescriptions and that come from outside of the professional artistic milieu. Outsider Art. The term was created by a French wine trader and painter Jean Dubuffet in 1948.
The name 'Art Brut'
ABOUT THE ALBUM ART BRUT
“SIREN” is a CD with an open character. It musically describes the path between classical music, repetitive music and more poppy progressions.
The compositions on the album were written for quartet: piano - violin - soprano sax- cello.
The CD leaflet contains further information about some of the tracks.
A new mix of piano, sax, cello & violin
ABOUT THE ALBUM SIREN
Please scroll down to find and read about Bart Amand's cd's.
You will be able to listen to some of the tracks of the albums:
ART BRUT & SIREN
“The New Life” was sent as a participation for:
THE URBAN SOUNDSCAPE COMPETITION - SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL - JAPAN - Led By RYUICHI SAKAMOTO in 2014.
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Woensdag 22/02/2017 20u // ’t Gasthuis Wijnegem
Turnhoutsebaan 199 // Wijnegem
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Labyrinth - quartet *15€*
The New Life - piano solo *6€*
Art Brut *16€*