CITADELIC is highly commited to music, jazz, improvisation and performance...
    with a summer in the park festival
    and other programs at different locations like SMAK, Atelier, HISK Institute, Gravensteen, St-Anna, El Negocito!!!


1 november 2018
DUO POUR 454 CHORDES - Pak Yan Lau (HK/BE) , Lionel Malric (FR)    release tour
AVA MENDOZA 'UNNATURAL WAYS' (US) - Ava Mendoza, Tim Dahl, Sam Ospovat   exclusive for Belgium

Lionel Malric is curious. This « vilain défaut » is constantly taking him into the countless corners of this vast sound territory more commonly known as Music. Pak Yan Lau is part of the new Brussels underground crowd. Taking the extraordinary out of the ordinary and creating little sound mosaics in a minimal, poetic way, while exploring the vast spectrum of sonar possibilities is the best way to describe her path. As interesting musicians do, they stuck 2 grand piano's in 2014 together in a room, prepared them and... it became a working duo.

Unnatural Ways is a three piece American band formed in 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Ava Mendoza. The group calls Brooklyn, NY home, where it plays many local shows each year. Over their years of playing together the group has developed a deeply personal sound; raw, heavy and never far from an absurd nervous breakdown. Drawing from their backgrounds in noise rock, free jazz, and metal the players push the boundaries of their own vocabularies and of the written music to put on powerful and unpredictable live shows. Consistent lyrical themes include: political paranoia, inclusion/exclusion, alter egos and alternate realities. A funny and bluntly honest celebration of the best and worst of the modern American landscape. Ava has been featured as one of Guitar World's "10 Female Guitarists You Should Know"

included in ticket: entrance to expo Raoul De Keyser.oeuvre at SMAK

6 december 2018:        !!! FIRST CONCERT at HISK Gent !!!
DIRIGO RATAPLAN (US) - Ellery Eskelin, Dave Ballou, Michael Formanek, Devin Gray
YELEMANI TRIO - Moussa Dembélé (BF), Mathias Van de Wiele, Giovanni Barcella

Drummer-Composer Devin Gray reconvenes his Dirigo Rataplan band of master musicians from New York for follow-up to their acclaimed first album. Dirigo Rataplan II showcases a striking set of original Gray compositions featuring saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Michael Formanek and trumpeter Dave Ballou. The new work brims with more earworm melody, richly implied harmony and a loose-limbed sense of rhythm as something physical and flowing – as blood, as breath. Fans of jazz from Ornette Coleman and Henry Threadgill to Dave Holland and Craig Taborn will dig this organic, engrossing mix of composition and improvisation, structure and freedom, atmosphere and dynamism.

Yelemani Trio (Burkinese for "change") came into being in March 2014 when Moussa, Mathias & Giovanni decided to form a group from a common love for African and improvised music. Their music draws from various Burkinese traditions, but also from Jazz, impro, rock, psychedelica and electronic music, resulting an exotic sound adventure where dialogue, creation and positive energy lay central ...



first name: Fujii Satoko will be coaching a line up of young musicians for different concerts: 4 French musicians & 4 Citadelic musicians. They are performing on the 2nd of june.

Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. A truly global artist, she tours internationally leading several ensembles based in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Just as her career spans international borders, her music spans many genres, blending jazz, contemporary classical, rock, and traditional Japanese music into an innovative synthesis instantly recognizable as hers alone. Her wide-ranging compositions can incorporate the simple melodies of folk song, the harmonic sophistication of jazz, the rhythmic power of rock, and the extended forms of symphonic composers. Although Fujii's compositions are full of sudden shifts in direction and mood, the extremes are always part of a greater conceptual whole. The 2015 El Intruso International Critics Poll recognized her as one of the composers of the year and in 2016 she was named a Rising Star Composer in the 64th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll. As an improviser, Fujii is equally wide-ranging and virtuosic. In her solos, explosive free jazz energy mingles with delicate melodicism and a broad palette of timbre and textures.

"She is the Ellington of free jazz."―Bob Rusch, Cadenc

"Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising…Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz." ― Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

"Fujii is clearly one of the most exciting musicians to come along in a while." ― Robert Iannapollo, Cadence



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