-  an experimental & improvised music festival  -
this November 4, 5 & 6 at HAEKEM - rue de Laeken 66 Lakense straat – 1000 Brussels
(metro De Brouckère)

Canaries on the Pole are :
from Brussels Jacques Foschia & Mike Goyvaerts, from Wuppertal Christoph Irmer
and from Cologne Georg Wissel.
The program of this year’s festival is build around the Belgium-German quartet CANARIES ON THE POLE which celebrates its 15th birthday this November.
The first two nights each player of the quartet performs a set with musicians of his choice and to close the evening there’s a tutti jam.

On Sunday the quartet encounters JEAN DEMEY on double bass and special guests BART MARIS on trumpet

Canaries on the Pole, artwork by Kris Vanderstraeten
> Friday 4 : doors 7pm – music 8 pm

? Christoph Irmer violin   Adelheid Sieuw flute   Willy Van Buggenhout synthi
?  Jacques Foschia clarinets   Audrey Lauro alto sax   Pak Yan Lau prepared piano
?  Canaries on the Pole encounter the musicians announced on the evening     

> Saturday 5 : doors 7pm – music 8 pm

? Mike Goyvaerts percussion   José Bedeur cello   Matthieu Safatly  cello  
      Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg  voice
? Georg Wissel clarinet, sax   Johan Vandermaelen surround sounds  
? Tutti Canaries     

> Sunday 6 : doors 3pm – music 4pm

? Canaries on the Pole (the quartet)
? Canaries on the Pole invites Jean Demey double bass & special guest Bart Maris
      trumpet – this musical centipede performs not only with Belgian leading improvisers
     but also contributes to many other bands and projects as well as sideman as leader
     in different musical styles, from impro to rock. He also performs solo.
Entrance : one day 6 € / 2 days 10 € / festival 14 €

In case you LIKE us, please click here:

Foto © Leentje Arnouts
cycle d’interviews réalisées
par Georges Tonla Briquet

our partners:

Clemens Communications

Markt 2 -


Silvère Mansis
(10.9.1944 - 22.4.2018)
foto © Dirck Brysse

Rik Bevernage
(19.4.1954 - 6.3.2018)
foto © Stefe Jiroflée

Philippe Schoonbrood
foto © Dominique Houcmant

Claude Loxhay
(18/02/1947 – 02/11/2023)
foto © Marie Gilon

Special thanks to our photographers:

Petra Beckers
Ron Beenen
Annie Boedt
Klaas Boelen
Henning Bolte

Serge Braem
Cedric Craps
Christian Deblanc
Philippe De Cleen
Paul De Cloedt
Cindy De Kuyper

Koen Deleu
Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Anne Fishburn
Federico Garcia
Robert Hansenne
Serge Heimlich
Dominique Houcmant
Stefe Jiroflée
Herman Klaassen
Philippe Klein

Jos L. Knaepen
Tom Leentjes
Hugo Lefèvre

Jacky Lepage
Olivier Lestoquoit
Eric Malfait
Simas Martinonis
Nina Contini Melis
Anne Panther
Jean-Jacques Pussiau
Arnold Reyngoudt
Jean Schoubs
Willy Schuyten

Frank Tafuri
Jean-Pierre Tillaert
Tom Vanbesien
Jef Vandebroek
Geert Vandepoele
Guy Van de Poel
Cees van de Ven
Donata van de Ven
Harry van Kesteren
Geert Vanoverschelde
Roger Vantilt
Patrick Van Vlerken
Marie-Anne Ver Eecke
Karine Vergauwen
Frank Verlinden

Jan Vernieuwe
Anders Vranken
Didier Wagner

and to our writers:

Mischa Andriessen
Robin Arends
Marleen Arnouts
Werner Barth
José Bedeur
Henning Bolte
Erik Carrette
Danny De Bock
Denis Desassis
Pierre Dulieu
Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Federico Garcia
Paul Godderis
Stephen Godsall
Jean-Pierre Goffin
Claudy Jalet
Bernard Lefèvre
Mathilde Löffler
Claude Loxhay
Ieva Pakalniškytė
Anne Panther
Etienne Payen
Jacques Prouvost
Yves « JB » Tassin
Herman te Loo
Eric Therer
Georges Tonla Briquet
Henri Vandenberghe
Iwein Van Malderen
Jan Van Stichel
Olivier Verhelst