Squaring the circle + Bakunawa

Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Pak Yan Lau

Double bill

© Peter De Wilde

Heleen Van Haegenborgh - 19:00

Squaring the Circle

Especially for Zindering, Heleen Van Haegenborgh has written a composition for four percussionists. Her inspiration came from work by Johan De Wilde, in particular his endless series of drawings based on the number pi. Each new drawing contains a new series of digits after the decimal point.

The compositional techniques in the new composition Squaring the Circle are also derived from pi. For Van Haegenborgh, pi can plausibly be translated into music with white noise. No wonder, then, that percussion instruments play the central role as the ideal noise generators.


Composition: Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Image: Johan De Wilde
Performance: GAME (Aya Suzuki, Anita Capucinelli, Lucas Messler, Federico Tramontana)

Double bill with Bakunawa:

© Laurent Orseau

Pak Yan Lau - 20:30

The pianist Pak Yan Lau never hides her love of improvisation and experiment. What is more, Lau’s musical house has many rooms, ranging from toy/noise-pop/rock to free improvisation and electro-groove.

In co-production with nona arts centre, Pak Yan Lau has launched the project Bakunawa. Bakunawa is a snake-like dragon from the Philippines. You can only get rid of it by creating a din or by lulling it to sleep with sweet music. These opposites provided the inspiration for a long piece that combines Asian ritual music, minimal music and ambient. The result is a world of unique sounds that envelops the audience.


Pak Yan Lau - composition, chimes, toy piano, metal objects
Giovanni Di Domenico - chimes, toy piano, metal objects
João Lobo - chimes, toy piano, metal objects
Mathieu Calleja - chimes, toy piano, metal objects
Vera Cavallin - harp, chimes, toy piano, metal objects
Christophe Albertijn - sound and electronics

19:00 — 21:30

Nona arts centre
Begijnenstraat 19


€ 16 (-26: € 12)

Kunstencentrum nona