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A fascinating retrospective ’50 Years Logos, 50 Years of Experiment’ charts the evolution of Belgian new music pioneers Godfried Willem-Raes (robot builder for Aphex!), Moniek Darge, and co, and their experiments spanning early electronic and contemporary computer music - RIYL AFX, Goodiepal, Dome, Pierre Bastien
Godfried Willem-Raes, a Belgian composer, performer and instrument maker, established the Logos Foundation in 1968 as an organisation spanning new music and audio art through concerts, performances, architecture, composition, technological research and most thing pertaining to new music music production.
Godfried has most recently been known for building a robot for Aphex Twin, but way before that he worked with Moniek Darge, a conservatory trained composer and violinist with a specialist knowledge of non western musics in the Logos Duo, one of many projects produced by the foundation and showcased here.
Logos and their duo supply the strangest sensations in the porto-fourth world spectralist trip of ‘Pneumafoons’, and Laurie Spiegel-esque ‘Songbook’, which are aligned with rare and enigmatic works by Kris De Baerdemacker - member of Logos' <M&M> Ensemble - Man and Machine - and curiously hard-to-place highlights of avant-grade space musick by Kristof Lauwers and Laura Maes.