Inner Voice Movement

fri. 2/02/2024 — 01:00

unstable club improv

(FR + FR / BE + FR / BE) / Live 

Inner Voice Movement is a trio composed of Sebastien Forrester, Mika Oki and Apulati Bien. its a brand new project, created during a residency specifically for schiev 2024. 

here’s how the trio presents its work

Sebastien Forrester, Mika Oki & Apulati Bien join forces for the first time ever to present Inner Voice Moment, a collaborative performance premiering at schiev festival in Brussels on February 2nd, as part of SHAPE+.

Unified by a shared interest in free improvisation, sparse atmospherics and rapturous club mutations, Inner Voice Movement explores the three artists’ mutual will to investigate untouched sonic realms and transcend the limitations of what a live electronic act is supposed to embody. Inner Voice Movement can indeed refer to both an ongoing internal mental dialogue and a form of improvised reharmonization in jazz, leading to a constant quest for the regions ’in between’. Each musician’s individual characteristics are vivid yet naturally merged: Mika Oki’s sculptural sound design meets Sébastien Forrester’s highly expressive, almost ritualistic kind of drumming and Apulati Bien’s strikingly versatile approach to production. The three-headed project is profoundly exploratory – abstraction and contemplation, diving into the micro-precision of computer music and mirroring organic environmental schemes count as some of the three artist’s persistent objects of study. 

As a power trio, Sebastien Forrester, Mika Oki & Apulati Bien aim at playing with instability and unpredictability, surprising each other as well as the audience, in constant flux between brutalist shockwaves, recursive rhythms 

social: Sebastien Forrester / Mika Oki / Apulati Bien 

· This concert is held with the support of the Shape + Platform and Creative Europe. the project was built in the context of a residency in Brussels.

SHAPE+ is a three-year initiative funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.