Steve Kaspar, electroacoustic soundfields
Nataša Grujović, electronics, accordion
Jean-Lou Caglar, stage and light design
New Project - Création
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.“
(from part 5 of ’Little Gidding’)
The physicality and extreme sensuality of Nataša Grujović's accordion meet the atmospherically dense, mysterious soundfields of Steve Kaspar's electroacoustic composition.
Steve Kaspar & Nataša Grujović
Steve Kaspar (1952 Luxembourg) participated and studied at the "Nouveau Théâtre Musical" ("Musikhochschule" Cologne) under the direction of Mauricio Kagel and also discovered a very strong affinity for the electro-acoustic and electronic world. Between 1989 and 1996 he devoted his time to cycles of drawings and sound poetry. Since then he has favoured video, audio-visual installations and, above all sound compositions, performances and concerts which are somewhere between noise, raw art and subtle sound decor exploring the mysterious, enigmatic and contradictory domain of the fields of the "ineffeble". His work is presented and performed quite regularly in Luxembourg, Belgium and further afield. He has notably collaborated with Japanese dancer Yuko Kominami (One's Voices), dancer and choreographer Sylvia Camarda (How Do They Know...), the music ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin ( Isa - The Reply ), the avant-garde "trumpet player" Herb Robertson (Sympathy...alive), visual artists Gast Bouschet/Nadine Hilbert and cellist Andre Mergenthaler (Cave of Light) ... Actually works in duo with accordion player Nataša Grujović.
His discographical output includes the limited edition CD box set " Soundfields ", a coproduction between the publishing house La Lettre volée and the label Sub Rosa (Brussels/subrosa.net).
Nataša Grujović (Yugoslavia/Luxembourg): born 1978 in Zagreb, she studied accordion and chamber music at the music academy in Trossingen with Prof. Hugo Noth, and, as a scholar of the foundation Baden-Württemberg, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. She cooperated with composer/multi media artist Pierre Redon and with composers as Uroš Rojko, Claude Lenners, Camille Kerger, and Elisabeth Naske.
Since 2009 she lives in Luxembourg, where she plays with the Luxembourg Sinfonietta and, as a guest musician with the Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, she works with the EME Fondation of Philharmonie Luxemburg and collaborated with several theatre projects, among others with Kasemattentheatre (Luxembourg) and Compagnie Bodecker & Neander (Berlin).
As a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles she played in west and east Europe, China and Canada, e.g. at the „Off-Festival“ of the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the „Hommage à Franz Liszt“ at Casino-Luxembourg and the Biennale di Venezia 2013.
Her actual project is duo with Steve Kaspar.
Jean-Lou Caglar is a freelance lightning designer and operator for theatre, dance and music based in Belgium. Trained as a furniture maker, Jean-Lou began his career in 1992 as a set builder for the LPT ( Limburgs Preject Theater, B) With the LPT he started operating the light ans sound and one season he even acted in one of their plays.
While working with different companies such as : De Queeste, Het Vervolg, Het Huis van Bourgondïe, Theater Artemis and Jong Hollandia, he became more and more interested in the creative process ans started focussing on the lightning design.
Since then he collaborated with artists and companies in Belgium and across Europe. Credits include : Agora Theater, Traffik Theater, Linda Savelkous, tgMax, kinderenvandevilla, Ela Baumann, Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Gotra Ballet, Zefiro Torna, Jean Bermes, Milla Trausch.