Laboratorium for bell music
NEWS: PREMIERE 'BEL(LS) POP'
We release our new project 'Bel(ls) pop' on Easter Sunday (April, 4) at 11 am. Due to corona not with a live audience, but in every living room all over the world on Youtube or here on the website.
Belpop is pop music from Belgium. Bel(ls) pop is music from Belgium sung by Katrien Smets and accompanied by Jan Verheyen on the tour carillon.
CARILLON IN MOTION
Bells Lab creates innovative projects with bells and carillon. We play from towers but also bring the carillon to the public, because we have an own mobile carillon at our disposal: the tourcarillon.
Bells Lab is an open experiment, a “laboratory” as an invitation to crossing styles, disciplines, cultures between past and future.
Bells Lab creates projects, but is also an open call for musicians, artists, organisations... who want to join to be creativ with bells.
Bells Lab is the brainchild of carillonneur/performer/bell-artist Jan Verheyen, who accounts for playing the bells in all projects.
IN THE YEAR OF CORONA...
2020 would be the promising starting year of Bells Lab. Corona has decided otherwise. But we didn’t give up and look hopefully to the future!
The bell-foundry Allanconi from Italy did its utmost to get the tour carillon ready by the end of the summer. The result is overwhelming: the design as well as the sound of the carillon are impressing. We really looked forward to play concerts, but unfortunately the first concert was cancelled at the last minute.
But never mind that! Meanwhile Bells Lab continues working at different new projects. We are eager to show our projects and the tour carillon to the general public!
Four new projects are in the pipeline!
In December we tour with our Christmas programma.
We tour along residential care centres with open window concerts.
We develop electro-acoustic music.
We create a new performance inspired by the rising of the sun.
We make a pop-combo with carillon.
We'll test the combination with violin and Celtic music.
We play classical music in a combination with piano.
With dj Goldfox we work on a new set "bells and beats" with premiere on May 28 in CC Palethe Pelt.
'Bellness' is the name of a new project with relaxing, meditative music in the combination of carillon and piano.