BARST

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Residency in ZSenne 20/07 > 02/08/2015 In collaboration with Consouling Sounds.

Opening: maandag/lundi/monday 27/07  18:00
The gallery will be opened daily 16:00 > 21:00  (On the days of the performances, the gallery will close ad hoc)

Concerts: 31/07 + 01/08

During his residence at ZSenne Artlab, Bart Desmet (BARST) invites artists with whom he shares a vision and feels kindred.
The artists invited are all musicians to whom the visual aspect of their practice is of great importance.
That visual aspect will be put in the limelight during this residence. In this unique space in the heart of Brussels, all rooms will be occupied by works of Bart Desmet (BARST), Thibaud Meiresone-Keppens & Niels Verwijk (Monnik), Pieter-Jan Van Assche (Innerwoud), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Syndrome) and Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori) and Kristof Vanbellingen.

At the end of the residence, the artists will break out of the walls of the gallery and will present a soundtrack to their visual work.
BIO here

31/07/15 
19:30 
Innerwoud
20:30 Monnik
21:30 Treha Sektori
01/08/15 
19:30 Treha Sektori
20:30 
BARST
21:30 Syndrome

 

 

 

Bart Desmet biography

Artists:

BARST is the moniker of Bart Desmet, a man who has played in several bands over the course of the years. However, it wasn’t until he pursued his solo output that he finally felt like coming home.

BARST is basically just a man and his guitar. Don’t expect any singer/songwriter music though. BARST wants to break out of the prescriptive and normative song structures, and tears down the walls between all sorts of genres, inviting the listener to create its own imaginary worlds. For this, BARST relies on a vast array of pedals, synths, samplers, drone tracks, drum computers and effects. He may be just a man and a guitar, but his sound is spatial and even orchestral. In fact, his work has been described as a one-man transcendental atmospheric black shoegaze math noise drone orchestra. Rather a mouthful, yet very much right on the mark. BARST truly soaks up all kinds of genres and musical styles, and shapes it in his own distinct and unique sound scapes. His practice is constantly evolving, and takes on many different, often, surprising forms. BARST’s quest is to produce some sort of transcendental aural art, in which he tries to materialize the immaterial. To reach this, he’s constantly interweaving his sounds with visuals and imagery. In time he even wants to incorporate things like taste and smell, truly ending up with a gesamtkunst that encompasses all senses.

BARST’s quest started with the release of a limited tape on Consouling Sounds. The tape was released on Record Store Day 2015, and coincided with a double bill with Treha Sekotori. This was no coincidence. BARST teamed up with Treha Sektori and RM74 to write a stunning collaborative album - which is due for release on the Garden of Drones festival mid August. In the mean time, BARST has played live on several occasions, and has some great projects lined up.

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