sound & vision (a liquid room)

The Ictus Liquid Room reimagines the traditional concert format. Several stages, unexpected transitions, amplification and meticulous lighting, unusual duration: a miniature festival. Audience members are free to walk around the sound space, to choose their listening angle, to punctuate their comings and goings between "attentive" and "immersive" listening. A match is struck in the night, amplified a thousand times.. Dusk-like lighting transforms the way we hear a recent worm from the repertoire, Sciarrino, Pesson, or Bedrossian... An installation by Alvin Lucier- a guitar string the size of a marine rope- overlaps James Tenney's exploration of the tamtam's resonances... Ula Sickle and Yann Leguay work with a strobe light and sound...

Sound&Vision bridges the intersections between music and visual performance. This is undoubtedly the major concert of a new generation for whom the musical- the musical gesture- circulates between eye and ear.

Dates & Venues:

Fri 21.04
Sound & Vision
de Bijloke - Gent - Belgium

Tue 25.04
Sound & Vision
Kaaitheater - Brussels - Belgium

Fri 28.04
Sound & Vision (a liquid room)
Muzički Biennale - Zagreb - Croatia

Sat 10.06
Sound & Vision
Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers - Paris, Nanterre - France

Co-directed by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Nanterre-Amandiers- centre dramatique national



Ula Sickle Choreography and Dance

Yann Leguay Sound/Light System



Dirk Descheemaeker  Clarinet

Gerrit Nulens Percussion

Joeroen Robbrecht Viola, Violin

Tom Pauwels Electric Guitar

Florentin Ginot Bass

Jean-Luc Plouvier Piano

Alexandre Fostier Sound

Wilfried Van Dyck Production

Caspar Langhoff Lighting


  • Alvin Lucier: Music on a long thin wire (installation), 1977
  • James Tenney: Having Never Written A Note For Percussion, 1971
  • Alvin Lucier: Silver Street Car for the Orchestra, 1988
  • Juliana Hodkinson: Lightness, 2015
  • Ula Sickle & Yann Leguay: Light Solo 1 / Light Solo 2, 2011-2013
  • Franck Bedrossian: Digital, 2003
  • Michael Schmid : Krachal, 2016
  • Peter Ablinger: Voices and Piano , 1988
  • Alexander Schubert: Sensate Focus, 2014, 2014
  • Simon Loeffler: Solo, 2014, 2014
  • Luciano Berio / Manon De Boer / George van Dam: Sequenza, a film from Sequenza VIII, 1976/2014
  • Gérard Pesson: La lumière n’a pas de bras pour nous porter, 1994
  • Kaj Duncan David: 4c0st1ctr1g3r, 2015
  • Gordon Monahan: Speaker Swinging 1982
  • Salvatore Sciarrino: Tre Notturne Brillante, 1975


21 April 2017 Gent
25 April 2017 Brussels
28 April 2017 Zagreb
10 April 2017 Paris
Sound & Vision [A Liquid Room]

Sound & Vision [A Liquid Room]