Get ready to climb a good few stairs to listen to the creative and playful music of Edwin & Raphaël. The attic of the Béguinage church is the ideal setting in which to enter the bubble of these two curious musicians.
Edwin Vanwinckenroye, a kind of mad scientist of the violin, with his mop of hair, impresses by the wealth of technique and emotion in his playing. A lover of folk themes from our regions, and an incredible improvizer, he mixes his voice and his assorted violins with inventive percussion played with his feet. Raphaël is a specialist in traditional vocal techniques from around the world, mastering styles ranging from yodelling to throat singing, as well as a fine connoisseur of numerous instruments including the Jew’s harp, the gaïta, the chatkan… He draws with intelligence on his knowledge to serve up a fine and delicate music. Together, they blend their string and wind instruments, their percussion and their voices to make you feel all the mellowness of their improvized music.
In addition to the concert, the not-for-profit association Brukselbinnenstebuiten will take you on a guided tour around the remains of the Béguinage, of the Cité du Sureau (the elderberry estate) and the former fishmarket.
- Raphaël De Cock : vocals, shrutibox, flutes, gaïta
- Edwin Vanvinckenroye : violin, vocals