Anaïs Tuerlinckx is a pianist, composer and sound artist from Brussels. She moved to Berlin in 2008, interested in the local improvised music scene. Tending to a rather physical and expending way of playing, her performances are characterized by a decidedly harsh and noisy but at the same time elegiac, breezy and spacious sound.
She likes to get involved in public spaces proposing inside piano activism out of the concert space and also teaches improvisation within the scope of music pedagogy.
“Rubbing and tickling strings – with drone-based undercurrents in leviathanic apparitions; squeals of insects, – molluscs and intriguing shells; underwater singing and moaning – the work of Belgian musician and performer Anaïs Tuerlinckx entangles us into a captivating constellation of sound, full of roaring tensions, squeaky flashes and the occasional deep, resounding backwash wave. Four pieces recorded in one afternoon at the Delta in Namur.
Steel breaker waves collapse into a seemingly endless rebounding fall, straight into the bowels of the earth or hell. It is a totally absorbing acoustic approach supported on certain tracks by a bass amp and a monotron synthesizer and a bewildering and fantastically anguishing dynamic richness.
Ending the record with the “false” lull of Exploration finale d’un corps abîmé resonating like the last trace of the fall, a sort of end of the total collapse surrounded by various scattered sounds, before the pipe organs of the abyss resonate with the surviving strings remaining from this wonderfully mistreated piano. An excellent record, a perfect insight into the dense sonic universe of the fascinating Anaïs Tuerlinckx. (Liner notes: Sixto, Cave 12, Geneva)
Anaïs Tuerlinckx: Dissection lente d’un piano rouillé – record release –
29.4.2021 | Starts 20:00 CET
ausland LIVE STREAM
The recording of the solo album was funded by Musicboard Berlin.
Photo © Marion Innocenzi