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!!!


      Stad Gent, S.M.A.K. Museum, S.M.A.K. café, Q'Onda? vzw en el NEGOCITO Records present


 Spring Citadelic concerts 2019 at S.M.A.K. Gent (Jan Hoetplein 1 Gent)

     The concerts start at 20H but coincide with the SMAK 'Nocturne' evenings that start from 18H, so you will be able to visit the 20 years SMAK exhibition with your ticket: 'De Collectie (1), Highlights for a Future' with 200 pieces from the collection of the S.M.A.K. Museum

              * 7€/student or 15€/adult for the concerts (+ entrance exhibition 20 years SMAK)
                april - may: 6€/student or 10€/adult for the 2nd concert only
      - available by paying our account
           CITADELIC - IBAN BE31 6524 8190 3055 - BIC HBKABE22   with notification which day you chose
      - or through paypal / bank cards (see below)


2 may 2019
- Toma Gouband (percussions & singing stones)
ERIK BOGAERTS KWARTET (BE/FR) - Erik Bogaerts (alto saxophone), Jeroen van Herzeele (tenor saxophone), Brice Soniano (double bass), Steven Cassiers (drums)

One doesn't even need to 'enter' into the music of Toma Gouband: our ears and eyes are invited, by the spectacular and extraordinary organisation of colors and timbres that make up his dreaming inventive universe. Pieces of flint, natural skins covering a horizontal bass drum, which has scattered upon it tiny bells or blocks of wood, branches and twigs… pebbles rolled on the ground, inverted cymbals collcting thus all sorts of natural resonators… The high-hat cymbals have been replaced by…they've also been replaced by stones! Animated by an interior pulsation made from the superimposition of mysterious cycles, like so many clocks telling life's time in polyrythms that collide and cross over each other, the music of Toma Gouband transcends the idea of an imaginary territory, for it invites us to approach it as we would a social rite or even a ceremony of love. (Benoît Delbecq)

Erik Bogaerts Kwartet is a playful jazz quartet founded by the alto saxophonist with the same name. Their musical research balances between serene melodies within harmonic structures and energetic expression in groove and improvisation. Interplay between the members is a key factor as well as the guiding rule of pursuit of a joyous and explorative night for the musicians and their audience.
ticket = entrance to 'Nocturne' and exhibition SMAK 20 jaar: De Collectie (1) | Highlights for a Future
ticket concerts + entrance 20 years SMAK expo

6 June 2019
- Ruben Machtelinckx (guitar, baritone guitar, banjo)

Ruben Machtelinckx is one of Belgium's finest contemporary musicians. In a short period of time he has become a respected composer and guitar player with a very own sound.
"Especially recommended to banjo fans looking for something different, but there's plenty of minimalist atmosphere for people who didn't even know they liked the banjo." **** All About Jazz
ticket = entrance to 'Nocturne' and exhibition SMAK 20 jaar: De Collectie (1) | Highlights for a Future




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.

This project is part of Breaking The Improvised Border : Citadelic (Gent - B, + Muzzix (Lille - Fr,
dans le cadre de la convention de coopération culturelle entre la Communauté Flamande et la Région Hauts-de-France
in het kader van de culturele samenwerkingsovereenkomst tussen Vlaanderen en Hauts-de-France

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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