For Wim Vandekeybus love is perhaps the most intangible and capricious of all our inner states of mind: it moves mountains, and creates immeasurable heights and depths. It gives strength, but causes devastating pain when it turns against you. Love inspires poetry: it is exalted and cursed.
Following the captivating soundtrack in nieuwZwart (2009), Wim Vandekeybus is once again collaborating with musician Mauro Pawlowski. This time, classical stories will be the inspiration for songs written by Mauro and his compagnons and performed by the charismatic South African singer Tutu Puoane. Ultima Vez performers and more classically-trained dancers influence one another. Speak low if you speak love isn’t an opera, nor a musical in the usual sense of the word, but a stirring combination of experimental music and the classical tradition.
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Very excited about my newest project coming out in October in The Benelux.
New songs & old songs with fresh arrangements. My trusted rhythm section of Ewout Pierreux on piano/rhodes, Nic Thys on electric bass only this time around and Jasper Van Hulten on drums and backing vocals. We will be joined by Wietse Meys on saxes and Carlo Nardozza on trumpet. Yes! This is not your usual “jazz album”. You’re going to be able to put your dancing shoes and get down to this one.
Belgian tour dates have been updated. Looking forward to seeing you all soon in your village.