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, Gravensteen, St-Anna, El Negocito!!!


UNESCO City of Ghent, S.M.A.K. Museum, S.M.A.K. café, Q'Onda? vzw en el NEGOCITO Records present
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26 september 2017
ENJIN (Rodrigo Fuentealba / Philip Weiss / Tsubasa Hori)
SPEAK EASY (Ute Wassermann / Phil Minton / Thomas Lehn / Martin Blume)

Enjin is the Citadelics Summer 17 carte blanche of Ghent-Chilean guitar player Rodrigo Fuentealba with his MannGold buddy Phillip Weiss and Tsubasa Hori, a traditional Japanese percussionist of the Taiko drum. They felt a thrill, the audience an ecxitement. We decided it is time for a second chapter in their conversation. After 14 years being member of the popular Taikodrum group Kodo, Tsubasa Hori moved to Antwerp, where she participates in numerous collaborative projects with artists from various genres using her inspiration of the classical Japanese music tradition.

The European quartet Speak Easy uses the quicksilver analog synthesizer squiggles and stabs of Thomas Lehn and the scrabbling percussion of Martin Blume to sandwich the otherworldly vocal acrobatics of Phil Minton and Ute Wassermann. Here the singers produce sounds just as abstract and unidentifiable as any instrumentalist, interacting and prodding not just one another, but their other two cohorts, in a dazzling rise-and-blowout.


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17 oktober 2017: niet in het SMAK ... location tbc
G A B B R O (Marc De Maeseneer / Hanne De Backer) + SAMUEL BER
SOUNDING TEARS (Mat Maneri / Lucian Ban / Evan Parker)
public debate about freedom & improvisation (moderator Vlad Ionescu from the Universoity of Hasselt)

Belgian baritone saxophone players Hanne De Backer and Marc De Maeseneer make music in the broadest available musical spectrum. Nevertheless, they go back for their very 1st release to the jazz and freejazz tradition and give it a personnal, contemporary and unique touch.

American violist Mat Maneri pairs with legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker, one of Europe's avant-garde leading voices for the past 40 years, and Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban, in a trio of improvisations that foreshadow jazz in the new millennium. All About Jazz noted: Over the course of a quarter century Mat Maneri has "changed the way the jazz world listens to the violin and viola". Exclusive Belgian concert!


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7 november 2017
(Viktor Perdieus / Laurens Smet / Seppe Gebruers) + FRANTZ LORIOT

They play more than 25 years together. Michael Moore is internationally renowned for his beautiful tone and rich musical fantasy, which connects both tp the American tradition and the anarchy of the Amsterdam ICP Orchestra, where he is part of. Achim Kaufmann's piano play and compositions move between jazz and chamber music, with folkloristic associations.

After their magical collaboration with Andrew Cyrille, Bambi Pang Pang, three Belgian musicians united since 2011 and Ifa Y Xango's spin-off, now invite French-Japanese violinist Frantz Loriot to share their stage. Loriot improvises in numerous international ensembles or different musical genres. Fresh work, new music to expect.


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5 december 2017
FISH-SCALE SUNRISE (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson)
GIOVANNI Di DOMENICO & ABSCHATTUNGEN (Laurent Blondieau / Quentin Manfroy / Audrey Lauro / Daniele Martini / Gregoire Tirtiaux / Marti Melia Jordi Grognard / Giotis Damianidis / Axel Gilain / Mathieu Calleja / Jakob Warmenbol / Giovanni Di Domenico)

This trio of dutch reed player/composer Ab Baars (I.C.P.) is a unique combination of improvisers from the European avant-garde including impressive young Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler. With Ab Baars on tenorsax, clarinet and shakuhachi they play his compositions and free group improvisations.

Giovanni Di Domenico (collaborator of Jim O'Rourke, Arve Henriksen, ...) brought 12 top international musicians together who are all living in Brussels. The compositions of his hand were found and approved with a recording as a result. Let yourself be surprised by this brand new ensemble, for this is their premiere.


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19 january 2017
looking at program Citadelic Summer 2017 in Neerpelt @ Dommelhof and in Gent in the Park from the 1st till the 5th of june

12 september 2016
Citadelic Summer 2017 will be in Neerpelt @ Dommelhof and in Gent in the Park from the 1st till the 5th of june

13 december 2015
Program and poster available for beginning of the year concert @ SMAK Museum

30 january 2015
We will program concerts in co production with SMAK at the Museum. 3 spring dates to follow soon !!!

8 august 2014
Citadelic Festival edition 8 from 28 til 31st of may

8 june 2014
Atelier sessions announced... release eNR022 / new kid on the bloc on piano Kaja Draksler / Giovanni Barcella as Robin Hood

17 may 2014
helterskelter... programm on the way; poster by smeraldina-rima etc.

03 june 2013
We are working on concerts + wine Session at St-Annaplein on carfree day the 22th of september + release cd eNR015: Bart Maris/Lode Vercampt duo... more info follows

21 may 2013
Together with the people involved, we have decided to cancel the concert of the Wuppertal Improvisers Orchestra due to the rainy weather forecast... but there will be a better day undoubtedly.

29 april 2013
The poster has arrived

3 april 2013
Wuppertal Improvisers Orchestra ft. Peter Jacquemyn, Fred Van Hove / Els Vandeweyer Duo, Kris Wanders Group and Antiduo are first names for Citadelic in the park. Full line up the 29th of april.

28 march 2013
After some unforseen problems we will be able to continue the festival in the parc,
first name for Citadelic 2013 is the WIO featuring Peter Jacquemyn, Mark Sanders and Kris Wanders. You can come and play a session with them on saturday the 25 of may.

20 december 2012
We decided to organize some improvisation and jazz concerts clubstyle in music and eatcafé La Resistenza, Brabantdam 82, Ghent.

30 october 2012
The winterfestival poster has arrived.


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