Fennesz & Lillevan opening BEM17

In less than 10 days, Brussels Electronic Marathon will take over Brussels from 13 to 15 October. 

The opening concerts of the Brussels Electronic Marathon will take place on Friday 13 October at Flagey with an audiovisual performance by Fennesz & Lillevan and Bétøn‘s electronic rendition of the famous piece “In C” by Terry Riley.

Christian Fennesz is an Austrian musician recognized as the key figure and one of the most distinctive voices of electronic music today. His lush and luminant compositions resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece.
His wide international reputation has been consolidated through his substantial overall contribution to new musical expression. In the beginning of the 1990s, Fennesz became involved with Viennese techno scene. Though formally educated in guitar and ethnomusicology from an early age, Fennesz decided to pursue composing and developing his own sound difficult to mistake for another’s.


Lillevan is an animation, video and media artist. He has performed and collaborated with many artists from a wide array of genres, from opera to installation, from minimal electronic experimentalism to dance and classical music; performed and exhibited all over the globe, and at all the major media festivals.
Lillevan recontextualizes, combines, and politicizes existing film images and fragments. The images are a communicative medium that interact with the music. The selection of the images can either support the sound or work against it, the aim being to achieve a dialogue. He sees his work as a multilayered process, giving each viewer the opportunity to focus on different details and moments. Human perception remains the final interactive element of live video composition, creating new and unexpected relationships between non-related imagery.

Bétøn is a modular music project emerging from artists of FTRSND collective. Its members are neither fixed nor defined allowing them to travel across many musical aesthetics. Bétøn’s artists are versatile and have performed in many well-known places such as Ancienne Belqique, Botanique, Dour, Fuse, MIMA, Recyclart and TEDx.
For this opening concert they decided to play for the first time an electronic reinterpretation of Terry Riley famous « In C » piece.

Good to know:
Friday 13 October 2017
Studio 4 – Flagey

20:00 – Doors
20.30 – Fennesz & Lillevan
21.30 -Break
22.00 – Béton
22.45 – End