Vooruit 100 balzaal / concertzaal

Soundtracks for ‘the balzaal’ and the ‘concertzaal‘ on the Vooruit100 TRAIL. The preprarations included a lot of reserach on the history of the builing and the coöperative movement. So I browsed all the recordings Vooruit has made of concerts, performances, talks, meetings, presentations. Also, Amsab-ISG was a welcome resource of  historical footage. The soundtracks are composed strictly with live recordings and foley-re-enactments.

this is an excerpt from the ‘Balzaal’ soundtrack, containing components: Gilbert Temmerman speech COOP90, ‘Fukkeduk’ live, ‘Marc Ribot’ live, Speech by Edward Anseele re-enacted by actor Luc De Bruycker, outro by ‘drums are for parades’ live.



from the vooruit website:

” In 2013, the building of Vooruit turns 100 years old. From 1 May that will be noticable not only in the St. Pietersnieuwstraat, but throughout the city of ghent, in the museum STAM, in a book and in a TV documentary on Canvas.

VOORUIT100- TRAIL: The hidden corners and stories of an impressive monument can be discovered by unique routes through teh Vooruit building.

What’s on view changes every day: sometimes you’ll meet artists in residence or those creating installations. At other times, you’ll witness the staff at work or be able to participate in one of our many workshops. Sometimes, certain spaces might be inaccessible due to construction work. Furthermore, the exhibition will be supplemented and changed throughout the duration of the project – which means you can safely enjoy more than one visit.

The Café has been transformed into a temporary shop, where you can buy sustainable products, sample Triomfbier or join the co-working space.

The White Route takes you to the beautiful ballroom and lets you glimpse day-to-day operations in the offices of the Vooruit’s artistic team. From the Attic of the Vooruit, you’ll have a beautiful view over Ghent and be able to see how the Domzaal was once used as a gym. Discover interventions by visual artists, including William Pagan, Julien Maire and Line Boogaerts, and listen to a soundscape created by Ruben Nachtergaele from old Vooruit recordings. You might also chance upon musicians rehearsing in the Emiel Hall, where an impressive wall of posters will transport you back to the glory years – when the Vooruit was a temple of rock and national and international stars took to the stage. “