S.S. Belgenland

 

Revue Ravage

 

Terms of
Embarrassment

 

FES ft.
Ernst Reijseger

 

Boat & Berg

 

R.I.P. Funeral songs

 

HEARSEE

 

FES with John Watts

 

Answer Songs

 

Zilke

 

Modernski

 

FES meets Jimi Tenor

 

The Oyster Princess

 

FES ft. Uri Caine

 

Heliogabal

 

The Armstrong Mutations

 

Minoes

 

Larf

 

CONTINUOUS REPERTOIRE

Answer Songs

 

When you write a song in answer to an existing song, you get an answer song. Gerda Dendooven, Rokus Hofstede, Jef Neve, Corrie van Binsbergen, Peter Vandenberghe, Bruno Vansina, Peter Verhelst, Peter Vermeersch and Tom Wouters worked on lyrics and music for a dozen songs for FES. Among others, Esther Lybeert performs as singer.


Existing songs, susceptible to or screaming for an answer were longlisted (a.o. ‘Song to the Siren’, ‘Should I stay or should I go’, My funny Valentine’ and ‘Poupée de cire’). Style, age, language were of no importance. Usually the text was decisive, but also instrumental songs were considered. There were no limits to how close the adaptation had to refer to the original, the new composition didn’t even have to be in the same style. But new lyrics on an existing song were out of the question. The result had to be a completely autonomous song, and couldn’t depend on its reference to the original. The reference could go from 0 to 100 %, but it couldn’t become a cover-evening.

 

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Past dates

4 November 2009
Schouwburg Brugge, Belgium

3 November 2009
CC Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium

30 October 2009
Handelsbeurs, Ghent, Belgium

29 October 2009
Ab club, Brussels, Belgium

28 October 2009

De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium

30 April 2009

CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium

10 January 2009

CC Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium

03 October 2007

De Singel, Antwerpe, Belgium

15 September 2007

OdeGand, Ghent, Belgium

14 September 2007

KlaraFestival, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium (premiere)