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HYOID is a vocal soloist ensemble specialised in contemporary music, formed in 2010 during the 45th edition of the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany. The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instruments, tape and electronics. In 2013, HYOID received a grant by IMPULS Neue Musik for a project with German composer Johannes Kreidler (Kranichsteiner 2012). This allowed HYOID to perform the premiere of Kreidler’s new piece in France (Goethe Institut, Paris) and in Germany (Blurred Edges festival, Hamburg). Last season, HYOID performed Nono’s Diario Polacco n.2 together with Belgian ensemble Aton’ & Armide at Centre Henri Pousseur (Liège) and De Bijloke (Ghent).

In 2015-2016 season HYOID relocated to Brussels. Among other projects, the group is currently preparing two ‘cartes blanches’; the first given to Italian composer Giuliano Bracci and the second to Irish composer/performer Jennifer Walshe.

HYOID residence, 2-4 March 2016, Gaasbeek

Emilie De Voght (BE) soprano, Fabienne Séveillac (FR) mezzo, co-artistic director

Andreas Halling (SWE) tenor, co-artistic director, Tiemo Wang (NL) baritone

At the Gaasbeek residence, HYOID contemporary voices will dive into the first of two cartes blanches offered to young composers. This one is devoted to Giuliano Bracci, an Italian composer residing in the Netherlands. Apart from contributing one of his own pieces, “Non sta si svolge e gira”, he has put together a program consisting pieces of now living composers as well as two renaissance composers, the eras linked together through John Cage’s immortal piece “Litany for the Whale”.

At these initial rehearsals, the focus is on finding the ensemble’s interpretation of the pieces, as well as developing the “sound” of the 4 voices. Additional time will be reserved for photo shoots and the creation of other promotional material, essential to the success and far reach of the program.