B-Classic - 30.04.2023 Elfurenmis with Philippe Thuriot & Jean Paul Van Bendegemc


zo 30 april 2023
11:00 (CET)
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de Velinx
Dijk 111
3700 Tongeren


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For the last Elfuren Mass of the season, we're pulling out another jar of clappers. Accordion and 'age-ism': the dream combination!

Accordionist Philippe Thuriot's first musical influences came from the jukebox and bal musettes at Le café du Village, his parents' pub. During his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Copenhagen, his musical language and imagination blossomed thanks to the discovery of contemporary repertoire for accordion. His first world tour in 1996 with Alain Platel's 'La Tristeza Complice' introduced him to a new artistic experience. In the meantime, he also got to know the wonderful universe of improvisation. This resulted in collaborations with grandmasters such as Uri Cain, Mark Feldman and Maria Schneider. Solo recitals and collaborations with bands and ensembles alternated. Many composers collaborated with him. His first accordion concerto took place in Vienna's Konzerthaus. He played with Oxalys, WDR Bigband, Het Collectief, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen , Brussels Jazz Orchestra and Klankforum Wien, among others. A great gentleman on a unique instrument to bring the last Mass of season 22-23 to a musical climax.

Philosopher and mathematician Jean Paul Van Bendegem joined the club. The club of the elderly, who no longer matter. In his book 'Wise, grey and adolescent', Van Bendegem argues for civil disobedience from the rejected senior. It is time for senior citizen protest according to the professor. If only that works out...