Friday, September 9, 2011
Aranis' latest newsletter tells about the band's activity and indeed they seem busy.
They have live shows coming up, a collaboration with a modern dance group, a new album in the works and a new website:
The new album, Made In Belguim will feature compositions from "Wim Mertens, Wouter Vandenabeele (Olla Vogala, ...), Geert Waegeman (Cro Magnon), Dick van der Harst, Ward De Vleeschhouwer, Joris Vanvinckenroye, Jan Kuijken etc." The recording will take place next spring.
The new website is to be found here.
Collaboration with the Retina Dance Company
Aranis are collaborating with the Retina Dance Company: "Retina is an ambitious contemporary dance company artistically led by Filip Van Huffel, producing dance performances of differing scales; from theatre performances to large-scale site-specific events, multi-media projects and a wide range of accessibility and educational projects."
Aranis and the group are collaborating with them in a piece called Layers of Skin: "it is a multilayered performance event with bold choreography by Belgian/English choreographer Filip Van Huffel and his Retina Dance Company with live music by Joris Vanvinckenroye and his acclaimed Belgian chamber rock ensemble Aranis."
Layers of Skin - promo from Retina Dance Company on Vimeo.
Here are the live dates that are set up for now:
CD Tour 2011-2012
16/09 / '11: Maison de la musique, Carmaux (FR) - rocktime.org / rio / + UZ and Present
01/10 / '11: CC Sint-Niklaas- ccsint-niklaas.be Retina Dance + C °
29/10 / '11: Kulturhuset Halmstad (SE) - ticnet.se - Aranis in trio
01/12 / '11: CC-Tielt-Gildhof email@example.com
02/12 / '11: C-mine-Genk- c-mine.be
03/12 / '11: Culture in house-Antwerp-T.0475/550.519
27/01 / '12: The Theatre Guide (NL) - theaterdewegwijzer.nl- try-out "Made in Belgium"
28/02 / '12 "t-Uilekot Herzele-uilekot.org-try-out" Made in Belgium "
01/03 / '12: At 'The Filthy Guest-gent- deviezegasten.org
03/03 / '12: The slot-OC-Moorsele ccwevelgem.be
10/03 / '12: CC Swan Mountain Heist-O/D-Berg- zwaneberg.be Retina Dance + C °
23/03 / '12: Art Base base.be Brussels-art-try-out "Made in Belgium"
24/03 / '12: CC Merksem-ccmerksem.be-preview "Made in Belgium"
03/05 / '12: CC De Spil Roeselare-- despil.be Retina Dance + C °
23/06 / '12: Farm-Hnita Heist-O/D-Berg: 10 YEARS Aranis!